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Cigar News: Fuerte y Libre Avalanche Announced

Fuerte y Libre Cigars Inc. announces the upcoming availability of the new Avalanche. Available in two vitolas, a Toro (6X50) and a Robusto (5X52), the cigar was a work in progress for 18 months to create a unique Mild cigar loaded with subtle Dominican flavor.

Cigar News: East Park Cigars Debuts With Three Spirit Focused Cigars

East Park Cigars debuts three inaugural blends: El Borbón, El Escocés, and El Coñac. Blended by Henderson Ventura and produced at Tabacalera William Ventura in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, these blends represent a dynamic yet thoughtful approach that yields cigars perfectly conditioned for pairing with bourbon, scotch, and cognac.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo

The Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo started very well as the creamy, candied cinnamon was a great flavor note. The cigar dropped down a level in each subsequent third as that cinnamon note lightened and the toast and dry earth levels increased. This is one of the best cigars I've reviewed so far this year. I'd have no problem coming back to this cigar, and would easily recommend others to give it a try.

Personal Cigar Review: Micallef A Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: Micallef A Gordo

Overall, the Micallef A Gordo was fairly mundane. The stale note to the oak was a bit of a detractor and the finish with the char and light bitterness was a bit of a bummer. For the size, the price is fairly attractive, but you'd need to really like the flavor profile to make it work. For me, I don't see myself returning to this one.

Team Cigar Review: La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco

Team Cigar Review: La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco

The La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco had a nice start, but dropped to average as the creaminess departed and the profile became a bit dry. It maintained the average profile the rest of the way. I probably wouldn't see myself returning to this cigar, but between the two in the line, this is the one I'd come back to first.

Cigar News: Valentino Siesto Brand to Launch in September With 8 Cigars

Valentino Siesto’s dream was to create a “crown jewel” of the perfect premium cigar. In 2014, he created his namesake brand with the intention of defining a new standard of quality for premium cigars. Together with master blender Juan Gomez, Siesto began producing cigars in his factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

Team Cigar Review: Sindicato Artista Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Sindicato Artista Robusto

For the Sindicato Artista Robusto, it almost reaches "good" levels. The leather harsh tannins improve as the cigar burns through the second third and onwards, so with that said, it's almost a good cigar. And with the attractive $8 price point, it's that much more appealing. Try a couple.

Personal Cigar Review: La Gianna Havana Angelic Toro

Personal Cigar Review: La Gianna Havana Angelic Toro

The La Gianna Havana Angelic Toro provided a pretty similar profile that I get from lower grade, sometimes bundle Connecticut Shade offerings. The bitterness and burning paper notes were definitely a detractor. The sweetened head only lasted a short time and may have helped if it was around longer. The price point is a bit high for what the experience was and I don't see coming back to this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Munchies Rocky Road

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Munchies Rocky Road

If you are looking to smoke a cigar that tastes like rocky road ice cream, then this Jas Sum Kral Munchies Rocky Road delivers that. It is stronger in flavor in the beginning, mellowing out in the end, but always delivering that rocky road flavor profile. Medium in strength and body throughout, you can really smoke this cigar in the morning or evening.

Cigar News: Cigar Release List – July 2022

Monthly, we will put together a list of all of the cigars that were released, or announced to be released, in the previous month. This should give you an easy way to stay in tune with new releases.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R

The Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R offers up some fairly full strength flavors, surprisingly more intense than the Habano, which I was not expecting. I enjoyed the first and second thirds but given the intensity of the flavors, this cigar might be a bit too much for a lot of smokers. I would definitely smoke the Knuckle Sandwich Maduro again.

Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Munchies Bananas Foster Announced

The latest installment of the Munchies flavor-enhanced premium cigar line is based on the well known dessert...the Bananas Foster. This idea began as another test blend concept that was sent out to many cigar smokers to test drive it. While the Breffus Bananas Foster was a Maduro blend, this offering is a Habano.

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