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Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Elencos Elites

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Elencos Elites

While I don't see myself returning to the E.P. Carrillo Elencos Elites often, I could see returning to it on occasion as I think this would work well in the evening after a hearty meal and paired with a brown spirit.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Barn Smokers Return for 2021

Drew Estate will resume its Barn Smoker program in 2021 after a year’s hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The company will host three Barn Smokers beginning with the Connecticut Barn Smoker on Aug. 14-15 in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. The Kentucky Barn Smoker will follow in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Oct. 9. Finally, the Florida Barn Smoker will take place on Nov. 13-14 in Clermont, Florida.

Cigar News: Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Announced

Cigar News: Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Announced

Macanudo will soon debut a new Inspirado collection featuring a rare Brazilian wrapper and a proprietary Cuban-seed filler, marking the first time these tobaccos have been used with Macanudo. Called Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade, the limited-edition line brings together masterful blending with expert agronomy for a one-of-a-kind smoking experience.

Cigar News: Ferio Tego Teams Up With Davidoff of Geneva for US Distribution

Ferio Tego, LLC, has entered into an agreement with Davidoff of Geneva USA, for the distribution of Ferio Tego’s portfolio of products in the United States and its territories. The agreement is effective immediately. Ferio Tego’s premium cigar products are currently in production, post-production and aging. The companies expect to begin shipping products this summer.

Personal Cigar Review: Back2Back Connecticut 6x60

Personal Cigar Review: Back2Back Connecticut 6×60

The Back2Back Connecticut 6x60 smoked like a pretty typical Connecticut Shade offering. While this size isn't something I typically gravitate towards, you do get a lot of cigar for your money and for those that find this flavor profile enjoyable, it's an easy buy.

Cigar News: Zino Gets Relaunched

Oettinger Davidoff AG is excited to relaunch its well-known Zino cigar line for open minded and spontaneous aficionados. With the slogan "Live life from A to Z", the new Zino Cigars promise exciting experiences and unknown opportunities for those who take life as it comes and - live life from A to Zino.

Cigar News: Cohiba Serie M Announced

Cigar News: Cohiba Serie M Announced

General Cigar’s Cohiba Serie M is the result of a collaboration between its Cohiba team and the family-owned El Titán de Bronze Cigar Factory, with each cigar handmade in Miami’s Little Havana district. The limited edition collection is crafted by Cuban expatriate cigarmakers.

Personal Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Dominique Wilkins

Personal Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Dominique Wilkins

The A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Dominique Wilkins had a nice start, but once the dry earth joined in the second third, it put a bit of a damper on things and the experience was just average the rest of the way. The price point is fairly high on this cigar, but it did provide a lengthy smoking time of about three and a half hours, so there's some slight value there.

Cigar News: PCA Hires Glynn Loope as State Advocacy Director

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that Glynn Loope has officially joined PCA as the full time director of state advocacy. Loope will spearhead all state and local advocacy for the PCA in the continued fight against regulatory overreach, increased taxes, and smoking bans. Loope was most recently the executive director of the Cigar Rights of America.

Cigar News: Montecristo Cincuenta JR 50th Announced

Cigar News: Montecristo Cincuenta JR 50th Announced

As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, JR Cigar is paying homage to the most iconic cigar brand in the industry with the release of the Montecristo Cincuenta JR 50th offered in the Torpedo vitola.