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Limited Edition

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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La Gloria Cubana Gloriosos (ER Reino Unido 2008)

There once was a time in which Habanos S.A. would let distributors receive multiple Edición Regional releases in a single year. That practice came to...
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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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Edmundo Dantes Conde Belicoso (ER Mexico 2016)

All good things must come to an end, and in late 2016 we learned that saying also applied to one of the most popular recent Cuban cigar marcas. Named Edmundo Dantes after the protagonist in one of the French author Alexandre Dumas’ most famous books, “The Count of Monte Cristo,” the Edmundo Dantes brand debuted in […]
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La Gloria Cubana Orgullosos (ER Suiza 2018)

There are only a few cigar-related numbers, if any, that make the staff at halfwheel perk up quite like 109. It’s a reference to a vitola, but really more to a specific type of way cigars are capped. Rather than using a normal belicoso head, which typically comes to a point like the end of an […]
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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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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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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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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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