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Team Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 1 Toro

Team Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 1 Toro

The Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 1 Toro started out quite promising in the first third. Unfortunately, the second and last thirds lacked the same flavor complexity, resulting in an overall average experience.

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa Dark 50x5

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa Dark 50×5

I enjoyed the Eiroa Dark 50x5 quite a bit and look forward to smoking more. This is a great new addition to the Eiroa portfolio and I'd have no problem recommending this to others.

Cigar News: JR Cigar and the Pepin's Reintroduce Cabañas

Cigar News: JR Cigar and the Garcia’s Reintroduce Cabañas

Handcrafted in Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia, this cigar uses some of the most exclusive and aged Cuban seed tobaccos grown in Nicaragua to recreate the traditional experience. It is crafted with a Habano Rosado wrapper, Jalapa and Esteli binders and all Nicaraguan filler.

Cigar News: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Begins Shipping

Cigar News: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Begins Shipping

Gurkha Cigars has begun shipping its special edition Nicaragua Series to exclusive retailers. This cigar was released at this year’s IPCPR and made available by invitation only to Gurkha’s top retailers to great reviews. The retailers were allowed to buy 5 boxes per size per store.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural

Another good regular production release in the Cubariqueño Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural, but not to the level of sophistication as expected. The flavors are no doubt bolder than prior releases but it doesn't have that X factor that is in level with the regal style of the packaging. I look forward to the maduro version to gauge the better of the releases.

Cigar News: Villiger La Libertad Gets Updated Branding

Cigar News: Villiger La Libertad Gets Updated Branding

Villiger Cigars announces that the highly rated Villiger La Libertad will display an elegantly designed new cigar band, that prominently features the Villiger handmade premium cigar logo. The Villiger La Libertad originally featured a band with only the name “La Libertad” displayed.

Personal Spirit Review: Lagavulin The Distillers Edition

Personal Spirit Review: Lagavulin The Distillers Edition

Lagavulin The Distillers Edition is a smoky, spicy, sweet flavor combination that has a satisfying oily mouthfeel anchoring everything together. The question here is whether you would pick a Lagavulin 16 over The Distillers Edition. I would personally go for the Lagavulin 16 first, but I didn't hesitate to add this bottle to my collection.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias MTZ

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias MTZ

The Espinosa Las 6 Provincias MTZ was a good smoking experience with a wide range of flavors from pepper, sweet hay, graham cracker, powdered cocoa, citrus, earth, toasted barbecue, malty sweetness, baking spices, cedar and honey sweetness. The profile is well balanced at medium strength throughout.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Launches Undercrown ShadyXX

Cigar News: Drew Estate Launches Undercrown ShadyXX

Drew Estate launches the national release of the Undercrown ShadyXX to Drew Diplomat Retailers starting today. This limited-edition cigar was created in partnership with Shady Records’ President Paul Rosenberg to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.

Cigar News: CAO Orellana Begins Shipping

Cigar News: CAO Orellana Begins Shipping

CAO Orellana is a limited-edition release handcrafted by the CAO artisans in Esteli, Nicaragua. It comes in one size, a 6” x 52 toro that will sell for a suggested retail price of $10.99 per cigar. CAO Orellana will be presented in rustic wooden boxes containing 20 cigars and will ship to retailers on October 1.

Pour ‘n Tell: Episode 11

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.

Team Cigar Review: ACID Kuba Arte

Team Cigar Review: ACID Kuba Arte

The ACID Kuba Arte is a solid offering and a nicely infused cigar from ACID. It is probably my favorite offering ever from ACID, and it is a blend that is good, but taken to a higher level with the infusion. The infusion is not over the top, but shows some natural qualities in the smoking experience.

Aaron LoomisHome