Team Review

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano

Thinking about my overall experience with the Jas Sum Kral Toothpicks 2.0 Habano, I say it's good. There really isn't anything inherently bad or great about the cigar. The flavors basically hit most of the major components for me (spice, sweetness, earth).

Team Cigar Review: Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo

Team Cigar Review: Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo

I am a fan of the Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo and the flavor profile it delivers. It is a great example of a Mexican wrapper and produces a complex flavor profile that has depth and transitioning from start to finish. This is what a multi-nation blend should look and smoke like.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro

The Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Silver Toro rounds out the portfolio neatly between the Red and Black. It delivers medium-full flavors while keeping the strength level locked at a maximum of medium. The Joya Silver is going to have broad market appeal.

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Black Diamond Marquis

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Black Diamond Marquis

The dark chocolate, Asian spice and cherry notes play off of each other perfectly and the presence of those flavors throughout, and their change in dominance make for a terrific experience. I would highly recommend, and the Diamond Crown Black Diamond Marquis is a cigar I will come back to time and time again.

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Connecticut Toro

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Connecticut Toro

The Casa Cuevas Connecticut Toro is Connecticut Shade done right. Start with a nice core of sweetened cream, bread, roasted nuts and gradually introduce spice into the profile. This is no doubt my favorite line within Casa Cuevas' offerings. I highly recommend this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro

The Diesel Hair of the Dog Toro is by no means a bad cigar, but I wish they had continued with the bourbon barrel aged/sherry cask theme of their first and latest cigars. It would have been cool to have some of that tobacco in the filler with the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Overall, a decent flavor profile that lacked some complexity and transitioning from start to finish.

Team Cigar Review: Providencia Trinitas

Team Cigar Review: Providencia Trinitas

The Providencia Trinitas delivers rich San Andres chocolate notes, with flavors of cedar, minerality and baking spices. I found the first and second thirds delivered consistent flavors with the final third being average. The burn was very good, but the draw did struggle for some time before finally opening up.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Diamond No. 2 Tubos

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Diamond No. 2 Tubos

The La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Diamond No. 2 Tubos has an enjoyable combination of spices, cedar, sweet malts, chocolate, pepper, barbecue and earth. The construction is flawless, and the overall cigar experience is a good one. The first and second thirds were the highlight of the cigar, with the flavor complexity falling in the last third.

Team Spirit Review: Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Year Old

Team Spirit Review: Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Year Old

For such a lower proofed whiskey of 86 proof, it's amazing how much fullness of flavors there are in the Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 21 Year Old (especially the coffee and dark chocolate). It really is a shame on the high demand of Japanese whisky since the MSRP of $330 is quite high (and that's if you can even find it at MSRP). But it is absolutely worth every penny.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano

The Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano does not get you "high." Based on my understanding, CBD is meant for general health benefits and relaxes you. It was difficult to distinguish if I felt that or it was mainly due to the effects of nicotine delivery. It is actually quite an easy going flavor profile that is light on spice and strength with flavors of butter, light cedar, flowers and a hint of wood bitterness.