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Nicaragua

CroMagnon EMH Don Bosco

There is something amazing about how certain cigar companies and brand owners are able to take one cigar and create several offshoots of it. Case...
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José O. Padrón 89 Birthday Blend Natural (TAA 2018)

In early 2016, Smoke Inn of South Florida received two versions of a special black-banded Padrón made in honor of the company’s founder 89th birthday....
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The Wise Man Maduro Lancero

In 2017, Foundation Cigar Co. followed up its debut El Güegüense with a maduro version, known as The Wise Man Maduro. It uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro covering a Nicaraguan corojo 99 binder from sourced from Jalapa and filler tobaccos form Estelí and Jalapa. Five regular production sizes were available at launch, none of which […]
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Laranja Reserva Escuro Corona Gorda

In 2014, Espinosa Premium Cigars showed off a brand new cigar called the Laranja Reserva, featuring the former word that translates to orange from Portuguese. According to comments made by owner Erik Espinosa at the time, that name was used due to the orange tint the Brazilian wrapper features. While it debuted with only three vitolas, the […]
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Diesel Hair of the Dog

The more cigars I smoke, the more I find myself looking at cigar names and wonder why a particular name hadn’t been used before. Case in point: hair of the dog. A term most closely associated with the consumption of alcohol, and in particular having a bit more to lessen the effects of a hangover, […]
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Tatuaje TAA 50th

Peanut butter and jelly, Bert & Ernie, Tatuaje and the TAA. Some things just go together. Since 2011, Pete Johnson has been creating limited edition cigars for the Tobacconists’ Association of America, an organization of approximately 80 of the largest, highest-volume brick-and-mortar retailers in the industry, as well as about 40 manufacturers. The cigar gets […]
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Guardian of the Farm Claude Le Chien

The Guardian of the Farm series from AGANORSA Leaf has recently become a popular enough line for the company to produce single store exclusives. In less than six months, the company has added three new vitolas to the line up, all destined to a different retailer. Two of those cigars went to Houston—one to STOGIES […]
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Muestra de Saka #NLMTHA

The cries for a lancero strike again. Having been smoking cigars for some time now, I have become acutely aware of the seemingly non-stop request...
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Nomad C-276 Robusto

As is the case with redux reviews, I was searching through a few humidors until I found something that was of interest to me and...
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Leaf by Omar

It is not every day—or even every year—that a cigar store blend becomes popular enough to sell to a nationwide audience, but that is exactly...
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Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano

If you had told me one year ago that one of the most anticipated cigars of 2019 would be from Jas Sum Kral, there is...
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