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Cigars

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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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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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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La Gloria Cubana Invictos (ER Italia 2017)

If there is one country in the world whose Ediciónes Regional releases have intrigued me, it is Italy. This is largely attributed to the La Escepción Selectos Finos release from 2011, a release that garnered attention for its remarkable flavor profile, but also for tapping into the archives in search of a previously defunct brand. […]
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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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Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

Different cigar brands are known for different things: Tatuaje is known for the Monster Series, Arturo Fuente is known for its OpusX line and Padrón...
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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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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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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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