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Team Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday Firecracker

Team Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday Firecracker

The HVC Black Friday Firecracker packed a significant amount of flavor complexity, given the small size that it had to work with. It was also easily the strongest HVC that I've ever smoked, and even though I'm very used to smoking cigars at the full end of the spectrum, the HVC hit me solidly with strength at a few points.

Cigar News: Black Star Line Dark War Witch Released

Handcrafted by Aganorsa Leaf, Dark War Witch uses a Corojo '99 Wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. The original War Witch is a Connecticut Shade wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. The blend has been made in a singular size 6x46 Corona Box Press.

Cigar News: Powstanie Wojtek Limited Edition 2021 Announced

Powstanie has created a new limited edition. The 2021 edition of Wojtek, a.k.a The War Bear, is a 6 x 52 Box Press Toro cigar that is made in the Nica Sueno factory in Nicaragua. Only 500 boxes were produced. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian Habano and San Andreas barber pole. The binder is Indonesian and the filler is Dominican and Nicaraguan.

Team Cigar Review: Blackbird Macaw

Team Cigar Review: Blackbird Macaw

Judging by the cover of the book, I thought a developing brand plus a high $16 price tag gave me a bit of an eye roll. But when I lit up the Blackbird Macaw and got through the first third, I was happy to be wrong. Beautifully spicy and sweet with a deep, long finish. Regrettably, the next two thirds didn't taste very good as there was too much harshness seeping through. Nice start, but it didn't finish strong.

Cigar News: The Davidoff Gastronomy Series: The Miami Edition Dates Announced

Davidoff Cigars, proudly announces that their “Gastronomy Series” will return during Miami Art Week, when close to 100,000 art lovers and eventgoers will once again descend all over Miami. The weeklong event in collaboration with Sunny’s at Lot 6 will be located at 7357 NW Miami Ct., in the Little River area of Miami from Wednesday, November 30th through Saturday, December 4th, 2021.

Cigar News: Casa Fernandez Aniversario Corojo Rebranded

Aganorsa Leaf is proud to announce the core line Casa Fernandez Aniversario Corojo will be rebranded as Aganorsa Leaf Aniversario Corojo. Just as the Maduro version of Aniversario was repackaged this past summer, boxes and bands will also be updated to emphasize the Aganorsa Leaf logo and the Casa Fernandez name will be eliminated.

Cigar News: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star Begins Shipping Nationwide

The initial release includes four unique expressions, each representing a particular pipe tobacco genre custom blended by the famed head blender, Jeremy Reeves, of the legendary American pipe tobacco maker Cornell & Diehl® (C&D). Our master ligador, Steve Saka, then crafted four different independent cigar blends to best showcase each of these pipe tobacco styles to cigar smokers.

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo Ten Connecticut

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo Ten Connecticut

$5 for an overall flavor profile that is good. This equates to buy, buy, buy. If you like all the great softer flavor notes in a good Connecticut shade with a bit more spice, the El Artista Buffalo Ten Connecticut is no doubt for you. Even if you don't, I think you should buy a fiver for only $25 to try it. Big flavors, small hit to the wallet. You really can't beat that.

Personal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

Personal Cigar Review: Fonseca by My Father Cosacos

Initially when planning to review this cigar, the Fonseca by My Father Cosacos was the one I was the most interested in, but in smoking this and the Cedros, I found the Cedros to perform better. I don't see myself coming back to this vitola, but might be interested in checking out others to see if they perform more like the Cedros or if there is an even better vitola in the line.

Cigar News: Plasencia Cosecha 149 Begins Shipping

The Plasencia Cosecha 149 is a Box-Pressed Honduran puro using tobacco from the Plasencia family’s various Honduran farms. This medium to full-bodied blend features plenty of spice and toasty crispness (which is unique to Honduran tobacco). The smoking experience changes to a smoother, balanced middle finish. Housed in 10-count boxes the Cosecha 149 boasts a beautifully designed copper foil band.

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete

The Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete started out with some interesting flavor combinations, and lost much of the complexity by the second third. I did find the second and last thirds to be pleasant, albeit not overly complex. Given the price point to flavor delivery here, I'd be hesitant to return to this cigar as it didn't offer quite enough to keep me interested.

Team Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Cameroon

Team Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Cameroon

I really enjoyed this blend. I thought it delivered some Cameroon and FSG qualities that I enjoy, but I believe the Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe FSG Cameroon is young and needs more time to rest. I liked the balance between saltiness, sweetness and spice. The body and strength were perfect throughout, and the draw and burn were great.

Cigar News: Drew Estate 20 Acre Farm Announced

During its Nov. 11th “Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast, Drew Estate revealed the mystery cigar contained within its Freestyle Live Event Packs … the all-new and super-premium 20 Acre Farm.

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