Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga

Team Cigar Review: Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga

Overall, I enjoyed the Brick House Double Connecticut Corona Larga. I especially enjoyed the heavier body and for the most part, standard array of Connecticut shade cigar flavors (cream, cedar, herbal tea, nuts, baking spices). All in all, pretty good effort by J.C. Newman.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial

Team Cigar Review: Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial

The Flor de Ynclan release in 2017 was a great cigar, but they've managed to create a Lancero that represents a peak of flavor performance. There is no doubt in my mind the Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Lancero Especial is a cigar that is going to be talked about on every top list at the end of 2018.

Personal Cigar Review: Trinidad Fundadores

Personal Cigar Review: Trinidad Fundadores

The Trinidad Fundadores 2017 release is a perfect example of a Cuban cigar that is too young to enjoy, but should be very good with a few years of aging. This box will go to the back of my humidor and I will go back to check on their evolution in 6 - 8 month periods.

Personal Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Cornelius Lonsdale

Personal Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Cornelius Lonsdale

The cigar began with a fairly potent strength level from the combination of cinnamon and black pepper. That subsided after about a half inch while the toasted wood was the primary player throughout the cigar. Some cream and mustiness joined in to run through the end of the second third and then the profile was just centered around the wood in the final third.

Personal Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Lonsdale

Personal Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Lonsdale

While the Killer Bee Lonsdale is exclusively an event only offering, the flavor profile and strength levels fall neatly into the medium to medium plus category. If you're attending a Black Label Trading Company / Black Works Studio event, you would do well to pick up a few of these to try out for yourself.

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Red Knight Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Red Knight Lonsdale

The Lonsdale really hits the spot giving plenty of flavors without putting me in a daze. While perhaps not my favorite out of all the Red Knight vitolas, this is my pick for a daily cigar when bench marking against all of Riste's offerings.

Team Cigar Review: Ezra Zion All My Exes Maduro Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Ezra Zion All My Exes Maduro Lancero

I know there is no fire cured tobacco in the cigar (per Ezra Zion) but my mind kept thinking there was. I enjoyed parts of the cigar (first third and second third) but the dominating wood bitterness towards the end was a let down, especially when sweetness and spice was lost in the midst of it.