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Dominican Republic

El Tallo

If you want to spark up an interesting and potentially passionate conversation amongst cigar smokers, bring up the topic of stems in cigars. Undoubtedly, some...
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San Lotano Dominicano Robusto

While it has calmed down quite a bit in 2019, over the last two years, the cigar industry seemed to be enamored with the concept...
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Davidoff Exclusive The Tobacconist of Greenwich – JGL 45 Years

In 2014, Greenwich, Conn.-based retailer The Tobacconist of Greenwich released an exclusive release meant to commemorate its 40th year in business. Named The Tobacconist of Greenwich JGL 40...
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Lil Pistoff Kristoff

I can’t remember who said it to me recently, but it was something to the effect of you have to be careful about names that...
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Cohiba Connecticut Toro

If I had to bet which premium cigar brand was the most identifiable by Americans, and probably the world, my choice would be Cohiba. And given that there are two different Cohiba brands—one owned by General Cigar Co. and only sold in the U.S., and the other the Cuban brand sold worldwide—there’s not much one […]
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Indian Motorcycle Connecticut Shade Toro

If there’s something that must be an amazing feeling from the cigar brand owner’s perspective, I’d have to think getting your products carried in another country would have to rank pretty near the top of the list. So much so, it might even call for a special cigar. In the case of the Indian Motorcycle […]
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La Aurora 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Gran Toro

Welcome to a story about one of the more confusing cigars launches of recent memory. Last fall, shortly before InterTabac 2018, La Aurora announced that it would release a new line of cigars called the La Aurora 115th Anniversary. The company had a party in Dortmund, Germany to celebrate the cigar—and its 115th anniversary—and it […]
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La Aurora 1985 Maduro Robusto

If there is one thing that cigar manufacturers know how to commemorate it is important dates in their company’s history, and the latest La Aurora blend to ship to retailers does just that. The name of the cigar is La Aurora 1985 Maduro, the fourth addition to the company’s Time Capsule Series, which is made up […]
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RVGN Rauchvergnügen #64

In 2016, an interesting package showed up at the halfwheel office, as inside it were cigars called Rauchvergnügen. For better and worse, we frequently get cigars...
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Dalay Limitada 2019 Robusto Extra

Given that the cigar being reviewed here is being made for a German cigar distributor and retailer, odds are good that the name doesn’t ring...
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Fratello D.M.V DC

Cigars made for certain states, regions or even holidays are nothing new, and late in 2018 Fratello Cigars decided to release its own version in...
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