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Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz La Jugada Habano Semi-Pressed Toro

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz La Jugada Habano Semi-Pressed Toro

The MoyaRuiz La Jugada Habano Semi-Pressed Toro was an overall pleasant smoking experience that remained consistent from start to finish. When I saw the Habano, I was expecting a bit more pop to the spices. None of the thirds really grabbed me in terms of complexity or layers of flavor, so I was left with an enjoyable, but average impression.

Team Cigar Review: The Cigar Culture Culture Blend No. 3

Team Cigar Review: The Cigar Culture Culture Blend No. 3

The Cigar Culture Culture Blend No. 3 is a fun cigar and has an enjoyable flavor profile. While I found it cool that they disclosed the tobacco in the blend, and the crop vintage, I felt they tried to do too much. The flavor profile touches on a lot of areas, but it never establishes roots.

Cigar News: FDA Releases Final SE and PMTA Rules

Last night, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) released the Final Substantial Equivalence (SE) and Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) Rules to address deemed products. While the rules apply regulations to a wide variety of products, FDA stopped short of applying the new regulations to "premium cigars" acknowledging that the agency is evaluating industry comments and its own research on the category.

Cigar News: AVO Classic Belicoso Returns

Cigar News: AVO Classic Belicoso Returns

AVO Cigars, the global premium cigar brand, is proud to announce the return of the artisan Belicoso size in the brand-leading line, AVO Classic. A reunion of the Belicoso size which was last released in 2005. This unique and popular format will be available for a one-time production of 2,000 boxes in 25-ct available only in the Unites States.

2020 Cigar of the Year

Take a look at our cigar of the year list which consist of new cigars released in the calendar year of 2020.

Team Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cedros

Team Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cedros

I really enjoyed the Fonseca by My Father Cedros and I think it is the best release to come out of the factory in a long time. The flavor profile was complex and I thought the finish was brilliant. There is transitioning and depth, and at no point did the strength and body take over from the flavors. Really a lovely blend and an important Nicaraguan puro for the company.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Robusto

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Robusto

The La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Robusto is a perfectly constructed cigar that is balanced in terms of strength and body while delivering complex flavors throughout. It is a great Nicaraguan puro for the company and one of the better Nicaraguan puros this year.

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel

The E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel was an overall pleasant experience, with some of the best flavor combinations delivering in the second third. The presentation was fantastic, as was the construction. Overall, the profile failed to grab my attention and hold it, although I would be willing to try it in the Sojourn size to see how the blend compared.

Cigar News: J.C. Newman Announces Havana Q

Cigar News: J.C. Newman Announces Havana Q

The new cigar Havana Q is a cousin of the J.C. Newman value cigar, Quorum, the number 1 selling bundle cigar out of Nicaragua. These are another value brand cigar, but with important differences. Havana Q comes in a variety of larger ring-gauges, to cater to the modern cigar smoker's contemporary preferences.

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Super Deluxe Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Super Deluxe Lancero

The Black Label Trading Company Super Deluxe Lancero was an enjoyable medley of cocoa, baking spices, graham cracker, creaminess, wood and leather that kept me engaged for the entire smoking experience. The pepper and toasted quality might catch some off guard, but the intensity didn't stick around for very long. I would reach for another Super Deluxe Lancero.

Cigar News: Protocol Coppers Announced as Shop Exclusive for Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club

Cigar News: Protocol Coppers Announced as Shop Exclusive for Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club

Protocol Cigars is pleased to present their first new release of 2021, a shop exclusive called the Protocol Coppers for Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club in Westerly, RI. Like all projects that keep with a law enforcement theme, this project is built around the shop we partnered with. In this case we are doing the project with Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club which happens to be law enforcement owned and operated.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Días Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Días Corona Gorda

The Crowned Heads Mil Días Corona Gorda was not like any other Crowned Heads I've smoked in the past. It brought a unique combination of graham cracker and herbal notes, all well balanced under the medium strength mark. This isn't a cigar I would reach for all the time, but given the interesting and unique combination of flavors, I would smoke this when I was looking for a change of pace.

Aaron LoomisHome