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Cigar News: Providencia Releases La Misión Lancero

Cigar News: Providencia Releases La Misión Lancero

The multi-country blend of La Misión starts with rich Honduran and Nicaraguan filler that is bound with a sweet Indonesian leaf all wrapped with a well-aged, dark Honduran Habano wrapper. As with all cigars produced by Providencia Cigars, the Honduran leaf used in La Misión is planted, grown, and harvested by Providencia Cigars on a private farm in Honduras.

Team Cigar Review: Factory Smokes Sweets by Drew Estate Toro

Team Cigar Review: Factory Smokes Sweets by Drew Estate Toro

This Factory Smokes Sweets by Drew Estate Toro has everything going against it in the eyes of the premium smoker. A $2 cigar with a flavored cap. I thought the flavor profile was good through the first half of the cigar with peppery and creamy wood. Even the flavoring added to the cigar was kind of enjoyable.

Personal Beer Review: Coronado Early Bird

Personal Beer Review: Coronado Early Bird

The Coronado Early Bird is a satisfying and enjoyable cold brew milk stout. The flavors are balanced, and the cold brew provides a rich creaminess that carries through the entire session.

Personal Cigar Review: Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo

Personal Cigar Review: Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo

The Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo is one of those good cigars where it manages to deliver layers of rich flavor from the start all the way to the nub. Given that Casa Turrent grows the San Andres wrapper themselves, it should be no surprise that the cigar ends up being a good example of the San Andres flavor profile.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial

Team Cigar Review: Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial

The Flor de Ynclan release in 2017 was a great cigar, but they've managed to create a Lancero that represents a peak of flavor performance. There is no doubt in my mind the Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial is a cigar that is going to be talked about on every top list at the end of 2018.

Personal Cigar Review: Sindicato Maduro Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Sindicato Maduro Toro

The flavor profile through the first two thirds seemed a bit hollow and thin. The final third was much fuller even though it wasn't really desirable. Nothing here in the Sindicato Maduro Toro really to capture my attention or want to revisit this cigar, but people should give it a try to determine their thoughts.

Cigar News: Hamlet 25th Year Salomon Shipping in Late October

Cigar News: Hamlet 25th Year Salomon Shipping in Late October

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars is expanding the popular Hamlet 25th Year line with a Salomon size that will be hitting store shelves late this month. The new vitola, on display at this summer’s IPCPR trade show, was crafted by renowned Cuban cigar blender and master roller, Hamlet Paredes.

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Orderville

Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Orderville

The Modern Times Orderville is a solid beer in the hazy IPA category. Although it's not strictly sessionable at 7.2%, the flavor isn't overwhelmingly hoppy, and delivers a balanced citrus experience.

Team Cigar Review: La Barba Primitivo Robusto

Team Cigar Review: La Barba Ricochet Robusto

Not only is the La Barba Ricochet Robusto a great cigar for the company, it's a great cigar in general and a fantastic Mexican San Andres wrapper offering. The flavors were terrific from start to finish and it had a great bit of transitioning while remaining complex throughout.

Personal Cigar Review: Debonaire Maduro Sagita

Personal Cigar Review: Debonaire Maduro Sagita

If you like dark wood and meaty flavors, the Debonaire Maduro Sagita is a cigar well worth checking out. I'm interested in trying some other vitolas to see if they have this same flavor profile. If so, I could see it being an enjoyable line.

Aaron LoomisHome