Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta

A wolf in sheep's clothing. The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Polpetta, a fairly unassuming 4x48, but once you get to smoking it, the heavy handed strength, chewy and viscous body lets you quickly know it means business. But it's not just full body and strength without good flavors. I think it's worth going to the events to seek out a few of these.

Cigar News: Crowned Heads and Tabacalera Pichardo Collaborate on Mil Días

Cigar News: Crowned Heads and Tabacalera Pichardo Collaborate on Mil Días

Mil Días translates to ‘one-thousand days,’ and is a reference to the three-year window of time it required to bring the project from intention to fruition, and ultimately, to completion. The project began in the Summer of 2017 when Don Eradio Pichardo and Luciano Meirelles presented blend samples to Jon Huber of Crowned Heads at the IPCPR Trade Show.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

The Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto reinforces my experience that cigars comprised largely of Honduran tobacco are either amazing or lackluster. For me, the flavor profile started out promising in the first third, and then fell to average and fairly forgettable for the remainder of the smoking experience.

Cigar News: Entire PCA Staff Being Furloughed on July 15

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that there will be some temporary changes to its staffing and programs as a result of the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic hardships. As of July 15, the PCA staff will be furloughed, with benefits, as the board and executive committee work through the financial challenges the association is currently facing.

Team Cigar Review: Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito

Team Cigar Review: Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito

The Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito was enjoyable, with the first third exhibiting most of the complexities of the non-traditional coffee and cream flavors. The second and last third exhibited more of the traits of a traditional Connecticut Shade blend. The Gordito is going to be a good choice for someone looking for a significantly longer smoking time.

Cigar News: Gurkha Caste Hall Nicaragua Announced

Cigar News: Gurkha Castle Hall Nicaragua Announced

Castle Hall Nicaragua is a fantastic cigar offered at less then $5 per cigar (not including tobacco state taxes). The Dominican version was released earlier this year at TPE and this Nicaraguan version is a result of the immediate success of the brand.

Cigar News: Fratello Arlequin Prensado Announced

Cigar News: Fratello Arlequin Prensado Announced

Arlequin was introduced in June 2019 with the release of the Space Fresh Packs in a 6 x 50 format. The intent was that the consumer would pick their favorite cigar from the two choices available in the Fresh Pack and share their feedback with the Fratello Team.

Cigar News: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Swarm Announced

Cigar News: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Swarm Announced

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the release of Killer Bee “SWARM:” Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. The KILLER BEE SWARM is a Limited Edition that will be shipping to select BLK WKS retailers this week.

Team Cigar Review: Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Toro

Team Cigar Review: Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Toro

I was completely shocked by the Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Toro. The flavor profile delivered was unique and complex. I did not expect any of this from the cigar, and I wasn't expecting a profile of this nature from Punch. The flavor combination was very enjoyable and one that I have not come across that often in my years of smoking. On top of that, the price is right for this cigar.