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Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Hyena Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Hyena Corona Gorda

The Black Works Studio Hyena Corona Gorda was a different offering from the company. Instead of typically showcasing overt strength and a punchy flavor profile, this cigar showed full flavors and some strength, but in a more composed and balanced way. Hands down will smoke more of these.

Cigar News: ACE Prime The Sergeant Announced as PCA 2021 Exclusive

Cigar News: ACE Prime The Sergeant Announced as PCA 2021 Exclusive

The Sergeant is a medium-full body blend with deep flavor notes. Due to its balanced acidity all the complexity is slowly revealed by its potent long-aged ligeros from Esteli, Visos from Jalapa and Pueblo Nuevo. A double Connecticut binder is used and it is wrapped by a natural rosado Corojo 99 (Ecuador).

Cigar News: Fratello Arlequin Gordo Announced

Cigar News: Fratello Arlequin Gordo Announced

Fratello Cigars is pleased to announce the Fratello Arlequin Gordo. This Arlequin Gordo will be released in 6 x 58 Box Pressed format, joining the 5 ½ x 52 Robusto and a 6 ½ x 54 Toro.

Personal Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Victorian Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Victorian Robusto

The Highclere Castle Victorian Robusto is definitely a darker and heavier profile than the original. While it started well, it just couldn't maintain the profile and degraded as it went along. The price point is pretty high for the experience provided and I don't see myself really coming back to this one.

Cigar News: Quesada Announces Casa Magna Liga F

Cigar News: Quesada Announces Casa Magna Liga F

Quesada Cigars is presenting a line extension of the awarded Casa Magna brand at the 2021 PCA convention in Las Vegas. Casa Magna Liga F is a bold cigar created with Dominican and Nicaraguan ligeros, visos and secos finished with a fine sun grown Corojo wrapper.

Cigar News: Anonymous by AJ Fernandez Announced as Smoke Inn's 17th MicroBlend

Cigar News: Anonymous by AJ Fernandez Announced as Smoke Inn’s 17th MicroBlend

Since 2010, Smoke Inn's fan-favorite MicroBlend Series has grown to include a staggering 17 releases, spanning 13 manufacturers and a wide range of smoking styles. Now collaborating with A.J. Fernández, the Cameroon-wrapped category is featured for the first time, introducing the Anonymous by AJ Fernandez.

Cigar News: United Cigars Abuelo Announced

Cigar News: United Cigars Abuelo Announced

Abuelo means grandfather is Spanish and the Abuelo line pays respect to our elders, the man who paved the way for all of us. Handmade in Honduras at Fabrica de Puros Aladino S.A in Las Lomas, Jamastran Honduras, under the watchful eye of tobacco legend Julio R. Eiroa. Abuelo uses authentic Honduran grown, Cuban-seed Corojo filler and binder wrapped with pristine, dark Honduran Habano wrapper.

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Serie M

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Serie M

The Cohiba Serie M is the Cohiba I have been seeking for 10 plus years. This is almost a continuation of the old-school, and good La Palina Goldie offerings, but with a twist. The cigar delivered those amazing El Titan flavors, and it showed beautiful harmony between Nicaraguan and Dominican tobacco. There was complexity, depth and transitioning throughout. Packaging was amazing. Great cigar!

Personal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto

The Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto was my first try of a cigar from the brand and it was a decent offering. Connecticut shade is a wrapper I like and is fairly tough to do well from my experience and this did OK. I may come back to this on occasion as the price is nice, but it wouldn't be all that frequent. It definitely has me interested enough to want to try some of the other blends in their portfolio.

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Adrián González El Titán

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Adrián González El Titán

Despite an extremely resistant draw, the A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Adrián González El Titán delivered a balanced, engaging and overall enjoyable flavor profile through the first and second thirds. Overall strength hovered at medium levels throughout, with none of the flavors too intense on the palate.

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Cameroon Elegante

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Cameroon Elegante

The JRE Aladino Cameroon Elegante was a good cigar throughout, with perfect burn and construction. The natural comparison will be with the Lonsdale release last year, and while the Elegante was enjoyable, it did lack the layers of complexity that the Lonsdale release delivered.

Cigar News: Foundation Creates Exclusive Blend for Ligero Tobacco House

This release celebrates Ligero Tobacco House as home to the only Foundation Cigar Lounge in the country. It’s an immersive and relaxing space filled with custom brand artwork by Foundation’s art director, Thief Garcia. The humidor at Ligero Tobacco House also carries the entire portfolio of Foundation cigars, making it your one-stop-shop for all things Foundation.

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