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Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco

I don't really see Saga getting too much buzz on social media, but cigars like this Saga Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco are ones that I could see having a wide appeal. Medium strength with good flavors is a good combination for many levels of smokers. I'd have no problem smoking more of these and would suggest people give them a try to see if it interests them in the line or the brand itself.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Superior

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Superior

The Davidoff Superior is a good cigar, but I really wish the flavor profile present in the final third was present throughout. If it was, the cigar could take on that Superior title. I think it will be well received by some, but for those that are looking for a bit more complexity and lighter, more complex flavors will find it underwhelming.

Team Cigar Review: La Barba One and Only 2018 Super Toro

Team Cigar Review: La Barba One and Only 2018 Super Toro

I am a big fan of the La Barba One and Only 2018 Super Toro. It is flavor focused and a cigar that you really have to take your time on and focus on to truly enjoy. I would classify it as a cigar for connoisseurs and not just cigar smokers.

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Paniolo Especiale 2019

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Announces Paniolo Especiale 2019

Manufactured at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Esteli, Nicaragua, the Paniolo 2019 is a 5 1/2 x 48 parejo cigar. The blend is comprised of a Mexican (San Andres) binder, fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, and the 'star of the show' is a dark, rich, Connecticut (Broadleaf) wrapper.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land

The Crowned Heads Buckeye Land is more straight forward in flavors (chocolate, black pepper, soil/dirt) but the number of flavors is not indicative of a bad cigar. Quite the contrary, it is a straight forward approach to a great tasting cigar. Between this cigar and the Court Reserve XVIII Robusto, it's safe to say Crowned Heads got Mexican San Andres on lock down this year.

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!

Personal Beer Review: Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!

Usually when I see brewery collaborations like the Parallel 49 / Blindman Zombies Ate My Brewery!, I stay clear, as I haven't had enjoyable experiences in the past. This collaboration between Parallel 49 Brewing and Blindman Brewing hits all on some great high notes, satisfying my palate with great citrus complexity that doesn't become fatiguing.

2018 Best Cigar Value

These lists are meant to represent the cigars with the best value (bang for the buck), not the best low cost cigars.

Personal Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Series Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Series Robusto

Overall, the Aganorsa Leaf Signature Series Robusto was an average experience as the cigar dropped in enjoyment as it went along. I was hoping for something a bit more special from this line but it didn't materialize. For those that are fans of Aganorsa tobacco, it's worth a try to see what your thoughts are.

Cigar News: IPCPR Hires Experienced State Government Relations Professional as Regional Lobbyist

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced the hiring of David Jessup as its new regional lobbyist. David brings significant government affairs experience to the position, serving most recently as the Chief of Staff for Michigan state Senator Jim Marleau where he became an expert on the budget process, coalition building, and media relations.

Team Cigar Review: Dapper Siempre Toro

Team Cigar Review: Dapper Siempre Sun Grown Toro

The Dapper Siempre Sun Grown Toro is a nice addition to the Dapper portfolio and a cigar that I could see doing very well. It would also be a good introduction to the brand for those who haven't had a chance to smoke anything from them yet. If you like wood forward profiles and some obvious transitioning, then this is a cigar to check out. I would gladly smoke more of these in the future.

Aaron LoomisHome