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Cigar News: TPE 2020 All-Industry Party Details Announced

Cigar News: Karl Malone Announced as TPE 2020 Keynote Speaker

The Tobacco Media Group (TMG) is excited to announce 14-time NBA All-Star Karl Malone as the Keynote Speaker for the Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 (TPE 2020). Karl Malone will offer attendees insight as an enthusiast, a manufacturer, and even as a retailer.

Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Announces JOYA Copper

Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Announces JOYA Copper

Joya Copper is made using Nicaragua’s best tobacco, and each stick captures the soul of our blenders and “torcedores”, delivering a fully robust and spiced character profile that will transport modern cigar smokers to the world of bold smokers.

Pour ‘n Tell: Episode 13

Each week we'll sit down and talk about our recent beer and spirits reviews, what we're drinking, as well as news topics we think are interesting. From time to time we'll have special guests on the show which will no doubt have us running over our standard 30 minute show time.

Team Cigar Review: Alec and Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Alec and Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto

Upon initial draw of the Alec and Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto, you know what you're in for. It's a bold and hefty delivery of flavors centered around red pepper spice, meatiness, cedar and sharp minerals with a medium plus strength to match. All in all, solid sophomore release by Alec and Bradley.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto

The Rocky Patel Aged Limited Rare Second Edition Robusto has a very impressive presentation, I only wish the same care had been taken with the blend profile. Unfortunately, the flavor profile rapidly falls apart after the first third, eventually becoming harsh and unpleasant by the final third. The construction was impeccable.

Personal Spirit Review: Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece

Personal Spirit Review: Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece

Agnostic of price, the Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece is a tasty sherry finished bourbon. The deep sherry notes with good rye spices, tea, oak, etc is complex and well executed. But I can't get behind a $199 MSRP (I bought it for $180) bottle when I know there are other finished bourbons out there that cost less and taste just as good or if not better.

Cigar News: H. Upmann Herman’s Batch Announced

Cigar News: H. Upmann Herman’s Batch Announced

Herman’s Batch is covered in Ecuadorian Habano wrapper aged for four years that has gone through a double fermentation process, providing a fuller flavor and more complex taste. The Binder is Dominican and the filler is a well-balanced and elegant combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos from Condega and Esteli.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose

It's always a pleasant surprise when you light up a cigar and immediately know you're in for something special. I thoroughly enjoyed the Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose, and look forward to my earliest opportunity to light one up again.

Cigar Accessory Review: NewAir 400 Count Cigar Humidor with Opti-Temp

Cigar Accessory Review: NewAir 400 Count Cigar Humidor with Opti-Temp

Overall, the unit works as advertised, so to that extent it is a recommendation. It's quite a bit to spend on a 400 count humidor, but if referencing against customized temperature controlled units in the market, this is the better deal but you won't get a "furniture piece."

Team Cigar Review: HVC Serie A Perlas

Team Cigar Review: HVC Serie A Perlas

Like the majority of HVC's offerings, the HVC Serie A Perlas is yet another good example of a solid cigar. The use of quality Aganorsa tobacco honestly speaks for itself. The flavors of sweet buttered bread, nuts, fresh red pepper spice, barnyard, cedar and tannins were great, especially within the first third in which the profile was direct and focused.

Cigar News: 7-20-4 1874 Series Begins Shipping

Cigar News: 7-20-4 1874 Series Begins Shipping

Vintage Cigar Distributors of New England/7-20-4 Cigars is now shipping the 1874 Series that was featured at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show. The line was originally created in 2011 to commemorate the official opening of the R.G. Sullivan Cigar Factory in “1874.”

Personal Cigar Review: ACID Plush

Personal Cigar Review: ACID Plush

The ACID Plush provided its normal aromas that you would expect from an ACID, but once lit, it started out average and then the flavors presented went a bit downhill. Construction was also a disappointment and didn't help things out. This would definitely not be my first choice when looking to smoke an ACID and I couldn't really recommend giving it a try.

Aaron LoomisHome