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Blind Cigar Review: Puros de Ballard | The Leaf by Oscar Connecticut Toro

“Lovers of milder to medium cigars are going to love this one. Even though not very complex in the first and middle thirds, it picks up and compensates in the final third. I usually enjoy a little more pepper and more spice so I was a little disappointed in that. More sweeter flavors would have been welcome, but then again this was not a maduro. Overall, a good cigar that I will definitely want to visit again.” -Sandeep (Djangos)

Cigar News: Alliance Cigar to Distribute Reinado “Grand Empire Reserve” Cigar Line

Expanding Empire: Alliance Cigar to Distribute Highly Rated REINADO® “Grand Empire Reserve” Cigar Line. The partnership provides tobacconists and cigar smokers greater access to REINADO’s world-class “Grand Empire Reserve” Nicaraguan puro cigars.

Blind Cigar Review: Tesa | Cabinet 312 No. 3

“I really enjoyed this cigar. Leather seemed to be the underlying flavor yet never overpowering. The progression through the thirds was balanced with each of the flavors coming to the front for a moment. In the end, I was left with a smoke that kept my interest and allowed the flavors it offered to mesh perfectly.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Cigar News: Room 101 Announces Daruma Gold

Room 101 is releasing its second line of the year, Daruma Gold, a follow-up to 2013′s limited-production parejo line. The previous Daruma, which had an Ecuadoran wrapper, received a wide range of scores in its vertical tasting, from 90 points down to 86. Daruma Gold sports the same binder and filler leaves as its predecessor, but the wrapper has been changed to a Mexican San Andrés leaf.

Blind Cigar Review: Wilson Adams | Habano No.6

“I enjoyed just about everything about his cigar. The construction, burn, flavors and appearance were all excellent. I would buy a five pack and, if I get the same experience, pick up a box. A great medium/full smoke that I’d recommend to others.” -Brian (B-daddy)

Cigar News: New Tatuaje Lancero Samples Available for Pre-Order

Top Quality Cigars is taking pre-orders for a sampler including all of the blends

Blind Cigar Review: CZ Cigars | Metal Toro

“This was a very good experience. I would have liked a little more complexity and less harshness at the end, but I think with some age these will be great. There were some good, solid espresso and coffee flavors with a good kick of spice, so if those flavors sound like something you would enjoy, I would definitely recommend this cigar. If the price is right, I would pick up a box.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Quick Cigar Review: Undercrown | Dogma

I really dug the flavors I got right off the bat as well as the pepper that was there for the first inch or so. After everything mellowed out, it became a little less interesting. Slight transitions of creaminess went along with the wood. Not a bad cigar when wood was the dominant flavor, just not as desirable as the previous flavors.

Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Rosalones 448 Consul

“I really enjoyed this little guy! From it’s appearance, construction and flavors during smoking, it was very enjoyable. Would I care to have another- heck ya! I just wish it was bigger!” -Robert (NavyPiper)

Cigar News: Two Vixens and a Little Prick Want to Make Your Acquaintance

Meet Jeff Haugen and Joel Rogers, co-owners of Crux Cigar Company, who have expanded beyond retail to production. In April 2014, Crux Cigar Company is releasing three different blends in two different vitolas after more than three years in development. Three more blends follow in May.

Blind Cigar Review: Puros de Ballard | The Leaf by Oscar Connecticut Toro

“Lovers of milder to medium cigars are going to love this one. Even though not very complex in the first and middle thirds, it picks up and compensates in the final third. I usually enjoy a little more pepper and more spice so I was a little disappointed in that. More sweeter flavors would have been welcome, but then again this was not a maduro. Overall, a good cigar that I will definitely want to visit again.” -Sandeep (Djangos)

Blind Cigar Review: Tesa | Cabinet 312 No. 3

“I really enjoyed this cigar. Leather seemed to be the underlying flavor yet never overpowering. The progression through the thirds was balanced with each of the flavors coming to the front for a moment. In the end, I was left with a smoke that kept my interest and allowed the flavors it offered to mesh perfectly.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Blind Cigar Review: Wilson Adams | Habano No.6

“I enjoyed just about everything about his cigar. The construction, burn, flavors and appearance were all excellent. I would buy a five pack and, if I get the same experience, pick up a box. A great medium/full smoke that I’d recommend to others.” -Brian (B-daddy)

Blind Cigar Review: CZ Cigars | Metal Toro

“This was a very good experience. I would have liked a little more complexity and less harshness at the end, but I think with some age these will be great. There were some good, solid espresso and coffee flavors with a good kick of spice, so if those flavors sound like something you would enjoy, I would definitely recommend this cigar. If the price is right, I would pick up a box.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Quick Cigar Review: Undercrown | Dogma

I really dug the flavors I got right off the bat as well as the pepper that was there for the first inch or so. After everything mellowed out, it became a little less interesting. Slight transitions of creaminess went along with the wood. Not a bad cigar when wood was the dominant flavor, just not as desirable as the previous flavors.

Blind Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua | Rosalones 448 Consul

“I really enjoyed this little guy! From it’s appearance, construction and flavors during smoking, it was very enjoyable. Would I care to have another- heck ya! I just wish it was bigger!” -Robert (NavyPiper)

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | S-307 Toro

“This cigar was so good, I would pick up a box of these in a heartbeat, two if it’s a limited edition. I’m guessing from the look and feel and the spice flavor profile that this is a Sumatra wrapper, my favorite. I’m not sure I’ve ever scored a cigar this high blind so I’m excited to see how the other reviewers see it. If everyone else had the same experience, this could be the highest scoring cigar ever, and it would deserve it. Kudos to whoever made this.” -Emmett (rhetorik)

Blind Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company | Last Rites

“This stick is worth considering a box purchase on. Overall, it provided an excellent smoking experience. Great flavors, nice complexity and well constructed. If you’re looking for something full flavored and full bodied, this is a great option.” -Dave (mdwest)

Quick Cigar Review: Crowned Heads | Las Calaveras Robusto

Overall, this was a tremendous smoke, not even taking into account the fact that it’s pretty young and hasn’t been released yet. I can only imagine how these will be in 6 months or a year. The draw and burn were both spot on and I had no issues with construction. I think Jon Huber has struck gold again with this release and I will definitely pick up a box for myself.

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

“A very enjoyable cigar, with well blended palate pleasing flavors that I would definitely add to my rotation.” -Ron (shuckins)

Cigar News: Alliance Cigar to Distribute Reinado “Grand Empire Reserve” Cigar Line

Expanding Empire: Alliance Cigar to Distribute Highly Rated REINADO® “Grand Empire Reserve” Cigar Line. The partnership provides tobacconists and cigar smokers greater access to REINADO’s world-class “Grand Empire Reserve” Nicaraguan puro cigars.

Cigar News: Room 101 Announces Daruma Gold

Room 101 is releasing its second line of the year, Daruma Gold, a follow-up to 2013′s limited-production parejo line. The previous Daruma, which had an Ecuadoran wrapper, received a wide range of scores in its vertical tasting, from 90 points down to 86. Daruma Gold sports the same binder and filler leaves as its predecessor, but the wrapper has been changed to a Mexican San Andrés leaf.

Cigar News: New Tatuaje Lancero Samples Available for Pre-Order

Top Quality Cigars is taking pre-orders for a sampler including all of the blends

Cigar News: Two Vixens and a Little Prick Want to Make Your Acquaintance

Meet Jeff Haugen and Joel Rogers, co-owners of Crux Cigar Company, who have expanded beyond retail to production. In April 2014, Crux Cigar Company is releasing three different blends in two different vitolas after more than three years in development. Three more blends follow in May.

Cigar News: Nat Sherman Brings Back Epoca Brand

The long discontinued Epoca brand has been resurrected by Nat Sherman and is scheduled for a late spring release with a new blend and new identity. The original Epoca was a clear Havana cigar, meaning it was produced in the United States before the embargo and used imported Cuban leaf.

Cigar News: Kurt A. Kendall Abandons Branding Lawsuit, Closes Out Remaining Spider Inventory

Kurt A. Kendall, founder and president of 7-20-4 Cigars, has abandoned the copyright-infringement court battle with Iconic Leaf Cigars, LLC. According to Vice President of Sales/Marketing Rick Ardito, “7-20-4 Cigars has built its reputation and sales by prevailing in the marketplace with unique and very extraordinary cigars.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Undercrown “Dogma” Commemorative Cigar

Miami, FL, March 24, 2014 Drew Estate announced today their plans to release...

Cigar News: Miami Cigar to Serve as Exclusive US Distributor of Viva República

MIAMI – March 19, 2014 Viva República, Inc. and Miami Cigar Co. are...

Cigar News: La Flor Dominicana to release 2014 TAA Exclusive

La Flor Dominicana is proud to announce the release of the 2014 Exclusive TAA Cigar, available only to those TAA (Tobacco Association of America) members attending the annual TAA conference in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico.

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces 6 ¼ x 52 Box Pressed Vitola

Omar de Frias is proud to announce a new addition to the Fratello line of cigars. The new vitola will be a 6 ¼ x 52 Box Pressed Torpedo.

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