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Cigar News: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 55 Announced

This cigar was made to commemorate Guy Fieri’s 55th birthday and was debuted at his birthday party this weekend. A total of five-hundred and fifty-five (555) boxes of this cigar were made and will be offered to existing Knuckle Sandwich accounts for delivery by the beginning of February 2023.

Personal Cigar Review: Perla del Mar Maduro Double Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Perla del Mar Maduro Double Toro

The Perla del Mar Maduro Double Toro had an average flavor profile with a few transitions, but nothing too exciting. For a cigar of this price point, you get a long smoking time, so if you like the profile described and tend to go for cigars on the lower end of the price spectrum, this would be one to seek out.

Cigar News: S.T. Dupont Defi XXtreme Artisan Collection Announced

S.T. Dupont is delighted to announce the launch of the new Defi XXtreme Artisan Collection. Designed and made in France by the ST Dupont Haute Creation team, the collection is offered in two distinct designs: Casino Poker and Skull with Roses.

Team Cigar Review: Red Anchor Admiral

Team Cigar Review: Red Anchor Admiral

Every once in a while, I'm reminded of why I have a profound love for cigars. The Red Anchor Admiral is not just a one box buy, it is a multiple box buy. Yes it is pricey, but the enjoyment factor outweighs the price point. Hendrik Kelner Jr, I see you.

Team Cigar Review: Quesada Manolo Quesada 75th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Quesada Manolo Quesada 75th Anniversary

The Quesada Manolo Quesada 75th Anniversary delivered some engaging and nuanced flavor combinations through the first and second thirds. Unfortunately, the last third became harsh and unbalanced, and I can't help but think it was due to the cigar going out. I would definitely smoke the Quesada Manolo Quesada 75th Anniversary again. It's a good representation of the kind of cigars that Quesada can blend.

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Nica Rustica Adobe Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Nica Rustica Adobe Robusto

The Drew Estate Nica Rustica Adobe Robusto had a solid first third with flavors at times reminding me of baked goods like a scone, but it couldn't maintain that level of complexity through the second and last thirds. While not unpleasant, it just didn't manage the same level of engagement. Would I smoke this again? Normally based on the score I'd say no, but the price point is absurdly approachable so I'd likely smoke these again based on price point alone.

Cigar News: Indiana Ortez Launches Casa De Ortez

Indiana Ortez, the youngest of the third generation of the Ortez tobacco family based in Condega, Nicaragua, has announced her launching of Casa De Ortez, a company celebrating the quality and experience of Nicaragua’s oldest tobacco family.

Team Cigar Review: Howard G All Pro Series Leon Searcy Lil Searc

Team Cigar Review: Howard G All Pro Series Leon Searcy Lil Searc

I loved the flavor profile on the Howard G All Pro Series Leon Searcy Lil Searc, body and strength, and how it smoked from beginning to end. Smooth cigar with nice flavors. Core flavors throughout with some transitioning and subtle changes in complexity. Good construction. Tuna approved!

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Black SakaKhan

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Black SakaKhan

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Mi Querida Black SakaKhan was overall a good tasting experience filled with what makes Connecticut Broadleaf so good (chewy, dank, earthy). The profile was consistent without many twists and turns, but that honestly didn't matter because the core flavors were so enjoyable.

Personal Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage Toro

Personal Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage Toro

The H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage Toro had a nice start with a vibrant set of flavors. The second third saw the vibrance wane a fair amount and maintained an average profile from that point on. The price point is attractive, but even with that, the overall smoking experience wasn't one that would bring me back to this cigar with any kind of frequency.

Aaron LoomisHome