Cigar News: Fratello Hires Justin Harris as Director of Operations

Fratello Cigars is pleased to announce and welcome Justin Harris as its new Director of Operations. Harris will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations in the company’s Springfield, VA office including but not limited to customer relations human resources, logistics, process and quality improvement and new initiatives.

Personal Spirit Review: Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask

Personal Spirit Review: Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask

The Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask was an enjoyable experience, and quite approachable. For a 15 year old whisky I do expect more depth of flavors. The saltiness on the finish starts out as a great accent to the other flavors, but becomes more pronounced over time.

Cigar News: Black Works Studio NBK Lizard King Announced

Cigar News: Black Works Studio NBK Lizard King Announced

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is pleased to announce the release of NBK “LIZARD KING:” Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. The Lizard King will be available at select BLK WKS retailer events beginning this month.

Team Cigar Review: Quesada 1974 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Quesada 1974 Robusto

The Quesada 1974 Robusto was an overall average tasting cigar with very good construction. The first third's slick and oily delivery of baking spices, minerals and bread was a good starting point. However, as the cigar continued, it mainly became the same spice and earth character without the bread to break up the monotony. Purchase a couple to try, but probably no more than that.

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto

The San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto is an enjoyable offering and a solid blend. I like how the wrapper works on the cigar and the flavors delivered throughout are enjoyable. With the price tag of this cigar and all of the San Pedro offerings, these are box purchase smokes.

Team Cigar Review: Punch Egg Roll

Team Cigar Review: Punch Egg Roll

I'm a bit taken back by how much I enjoyed the Punch Egg Roll. This was a well executed short robusto and just the right size to have all the notes pull through nicely. I hope General Cigar makes more renditions of this in the future. Maybe Spring Roll for next years release?

Personal Spirit Review: Foursquare Rum Distillery Port Cask Finish

Personal Spirit Review: Foursquare Rum Distillery Port Cask Finish

The Foursquare Rum Distillery Port Cask Finish is a prime (yet rare) example of having a stellar nose, but a tasting experience that failed to deliver. I expected the tasting to match the wonderful nosing of the port and bourbon finishings, while still preserving the integrity of the rum. Instead, what I received was thin flavors and overall lack in depth and body.