Aaron Loomis

Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno Gains Le Premier Vitola

Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno Gains Le Premier Vitola

In 2020, there will be only one batch of 1,600 boxes of Número Uno coming to the United States: 800 boxes of the original L’Ambassadeur and now in its first national release, 800 boxes of Le Premier. These very limited batches will be available as of July 2020 exclusively for brick and mortar retailers that participate in the Drew Diplomat Retailer Program.

Cigar News: PCA Releases COVID-19 Federal Policy Blueprint for Recovery

PCA calls upon Congress and the Administration to take action to create conditions where our members can not only rebuild and recover, but eventually grow their businesses. We hope that Congress and the Administration will consider four key areas that are critical to recovery for our industry include: FDA Regulatory Relief, Small Business Program (PPP) Reform, Liability Protection, and Tax Policy.

Team Cigar Review: Lords of England Connecticut No. 3 Churchill

Team Cigar Review: Lords of England Connecticut No. 3 Churchill

The Lords of England Connecticut No. 3 Churchill started with a nice profile but once the sweetness left and dry earth joined in, it knocked the profile down to average the rest of the way. With a profile this linear, I would prefer it in a shorter vitola rather than such a lengthy smoking experience. This vitola isn't something I'd likely return to, but I would be interested in revisiting this in the Robusto to see what the overall profile would be like. Might be interesting paired with some coffee.

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major

The Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major had a nice first third, but from the second third on, started dropping flavors and became fairly average. The tight draw and light smoke production caused me to have to pay attention to the draws to keep things burning, which took some focus away from the flavor. I'd be interested in trying this in a smaller ring gauge to see what that effect that has on flavor.

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Four Kicks Mule Kick LE 2020 Announced

Cigar News: Crowned Heads Four Kicks Mule Kick LE 2020 Announced

Total production of Four Kicks Mule Kick LE 2020 will be limited to 2500 (10-count) boxes, and will have an MSRP of $11.25 per cigar. Manufactured at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A. (Santiago, Dominican Republic), under the supervision of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Mule Kick LE 2020 will begin shipping in July.

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Maduro Toro

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Maduro Toro

The Casa Cuevas Maduro Toro had a nice start with a good combination of flavors, but from the second third, when the floral note dropped out, the profile became average the rest of the way. The chalkiness from this maduro isn't something I'm the biggest fan of, but it wasn't as off putting as some other maduro wrapped blends.