Cigar News: IPCPR Launches CigarAction.Org to Engage the Cigar Community

Today, IPCPR, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association, launched a brand new grassroots website, cigaraction.org. This site will be a great resource not just for retailers, but for the broader public to get involved with public policy issues that affect premium cigars.

Team Cigar Review: MLB Cigar Ventures David P. Ehrlich PLM Series Toro

Team Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich PLM Series Toro

Overall, I enjoyed the David P. Ehrlich PLM Series Toro. At times, the profile became a bit too earth driven with its dirt/soil, leather and mineral notes. But, there was enough cream and citrus to not make it overly earth dominant. I recommend this to someone that enjoys a heavier profile.

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare JRS10 = (86) Begins Shipping

Cigar News: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare JRS10 = (86) Begins Shipping

The 6 ½” X 56 Ring Gauge Gran Toro features a silky smooth estate grown wrapper from Trojes, draped over select and proprietary tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras. Only 2500 ten-count boxes were produced for global distribution and are exclusive to Appointed Tobacconists. US SRP has been set at $21.90 per cigar before any applicable taxes.

Personal Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo V L.A.V.

Personal Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo V L.A.V.

The fact that the flavor profile of the Saga Short Tales Tomo V L.A.V. was pretty enjoyable through the first two thirds while the construction was quite poor is a testament to this blend. I would love to revisit a better constructed version to see if this cigar can really shine.

Personal Beer Review: Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

Personal Beer Review: Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

I've had a number of expressions from Nøgne Ø in the past, and it's rapidly becoming an easy blind buy option. The Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale has booziness that dominates the palate, but the beer does evolve into more complexity as it warms up.

Cigar News: FDA Updates Unified Regulatory Agenda

Earlier today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its roadmap for regulations, called the Unified Regulatory Agenda. This outlines the regulatory priorities and perspective timeline for the FDA and other federal agencies.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Diadema

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Diadema

The Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Diadema is a crowning achievement release from Joya de Nicaragua. Previously, the Cuatro Cinco was my favorite release they had produced. This cigar ticks every flavor box I enjoy, and is fantastically balanced. I look forward to comparing the Diadema to the El General.

Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Announces Archetype Fantasy Mini-Series

Cigar News: Ventura Archetype Mini-Series Begins Shipping

Ventura Cigars is pleased to announce that the Archetype Mini-series is now shipping to tobacconists all over the United States. This 3-cigar collection- Crystals, Curses, and Cloaks- was released with fanfare in July 2018 at IPCPR, and instantly caught the eyes of the industry for its unique blends and backstory. And it’s now available for consumers on their own quest for standout cigars.