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Viaje Exclusivo Lancero (2014)

The other day, a reminder went off on my phone reminding me that it had been a year since the whole COVID-19 pandemic had set...
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La Gloria Cubana Spirt of the Lady Toro

Perhaps the most interesting cigar news of the year so far is Forged Cigar Co. In January, Scandanavian Tobacco Group (STG)—the parent of General Cigar...
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H. Upmann Connossieur No.2

After more than 25 years in existence, there when it comes to cigars there are relatively few vitolas—specifically outside of the 60-80 ring gauge variety—that...
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Lotus Meteor

In July 2020, The Lotus Group/Integral Logistics announced a variety of new products that would be shipping just in time for summer. Included in that list...
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Patoro VA XO Robusto

There are not many cigars that have a decade lag time between the time they are released in one country and when they are released...
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Buenaventura Trail Mix

For well over a decade, there was one three-letter acronym that would land on certain cigars that would get people excited: TAA, an abbreviation for...
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Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 Toro

In 2019, Altadis U.S.A. announced the first blend in a brand new three-part series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Trinidad brand, each of...
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Yannabis Cigar Humidor

While most of the humidors included in this series of reviews have come from brands you have heard of, today’s review is from one you...
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Nat Sherman Timeless Dominican 555

In 2020, Nat Sherman’s cigar and pipe division was shut down. But because what’s old is new again has been the consistent theme of the cigar business...
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Viaje Circa ’45 Reserva Edición Limitada

In 2016, Viaje chose the InterTabac trade show to introduce a brand new line named Circa ’45, a European exclusive that was released to some...
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Vector Icon II

Whenever I see a new lighter, whether for review or not, I ask myself the same question: what problem does this solve? We’ve clearly mastered...
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