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Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Toro

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Toro

The cigar falls into the same one liner summary that I've used for most of the new cigars coming out of Tabacalera AJ Fernandez lately; great construction but the flavors are fairly average. I think the Crux Epicure Maduro Toro would appeal to cigar smokers who typically reach for the more mass market style of Maduro cigars.

Espinosa Premium Cigars

Cigar News: Espinosa Announces Trio of Coronas

Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce the release of three corona size vitolas throughout its portfolio. Available and ready to ship are the Espinosa Crema Corona, Espinosa Habano Corona and the Laranja Reserva Corona.

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Magic Toast Chunk Announced

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Magic Toast Chunk Announced

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today announced that they are expanding the popular and critically acclaimed Magic Toast line of cigars. Alec Bradley will be adding a 4 ½” X 60 ring gauge cigar named the “Chunk” to the line as a permanent extension.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Selección de Torcedor 2019

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Selección de Torcedor 2019

Overall, I liked the flavor profile (sans the last third) of the Joya de Nicaragua Selección de Torcedor 2019. There were more softer and smoother notes to the cigar (creamy bread, cherry soft candy with trailing baking spices). That, coupled with perfection in burn and draw performance, creates an experience worth visiting.

Cigar News: Black Works Studio Boondock 2019 Announced

Cigar News: Black Works Studio Boondock 2019 Announced

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the shipment of BOONDOCK to select retailers this month. This is the 3rd annual release of Boondock, hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Pour ‘n Tell: Episode 10

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.

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Names Michael Serota Vice President of Sales

Alec Bradley Cigar Co. founder Alan Rubin announced today the promotion of Michael Serota to Vice President of Sales. Michael joined Alec Bradley in May of 2011 and has worked his way through many different roles- including operations, sales support and, most recently, key account management.

Team Cigar Review: Mombacho Cosecha 2014

Team Cigar Review: Mombacho Cosecha 2014

For this year's Mombacho Cosecha 2014, it was a good showing, albeit not fantastic. The main issue I have with this year's release is the underlying wood bitterness constantly lingering on my palate. Without that, the other flavors are great (rich nuttiness, cedar, baking spices, red pepper spice, minerals).

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4

For the fans of traditional Connecticut shade cigars, they'll find something they are familiar with and can enjoy in the Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4. The price point is a bit high for the offering and many cigars that smoke similar to this can be found for less. I'd have no problem smoking this again, but based on price, it wouldn't be my first choice for this style of cigar.

Cigar News: Fratello Hires Justin Harris as Director of Operations

Fratello Cigars is pleased to announce and welcome Justin Harris as its new Director of Operations. Harris will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations in the company’s Springfield, VA office including but not limited to customer relations human resources, logistics, process and quality improvement and new initiatives.

Personal Spirit Review: Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask

Personal Spirit Review: Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask

The Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask was an enjoyable experience, and quite approachable. For a 15 year old whisky I do expect more depth of flavors. The saltiness on the finish starts out as a great accent to the other flavors, but becomes more pronounced over time.

Cigar News: Black Works Studio NBK Lizard King Announced

Cigar News: Black Works Studio NBK Lizard King Announced

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the release of NBK “LIZARD KING:” Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. The Lizard King will be available at select BLK WKS retailer events beginning this month.

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