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  • Blind Review: J.C. Newman The AmericanBlind Review: J.C. Newman The American
    December 31, 2021
    The American is a cigar brand created in 1880 by E. Regensburg & Son out of lower Manhattan, NYC. The company decided to move down to Tampa in the early 1900s since Tampa became the “Fine Cigar Capital of the World.” When the El Reloj factory by J.C. Newman opened for business in 1910, The

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  • Blind Review: Choshi by Luxury Cigar ClubBlind Review: Choshi by Luxury Cigar Club
    December 31, 2021
    Luxury Cigar Club (LCC) is a monthly cigar subscription service for the smoker, seeker, and collector of fine, rare, and boutique cigars and cigar brands. The two owners, Chris and Ben, pride themselves on their work ethic, superb customer service, and overall integrity. Because of these traits, they have created and maintained a strong bond

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  • Blind Review: Aging Room Rare CollectionBlind Review: Aging Room Rare Collection
    December 31, 2021
    Although Aging Room was established a decade after the cigar boom in the 90s, I associate the company with older brands like Oliva, Plasencia, Ashton, etc which have become staples in the cigar world. With Maestro Rafael Nodal at the helm, Aging Room has become a brand recognized for its boldness and creating classic profiles

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  • Cigar Clowns “The Ronald”Blind Review: Cigar Clowns “The Ronald”
    December 27, 2021
    In 2021, Limited Cigar Association (owned by Privada Cigar Club) released Cigar Clowns “The Ronald.” This toro size cigar recognizes the popular clown Ronald McDonald of the fast food McDonalds chain. Master blender AJ Fernandez created this smoke at his Esteli factory as a Nicaraguan puro. AJ has developed blends for a variety of cigar

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  • J. London QueenBlind Cigar Review: J. London Queen’s Guard
    December 27, 2021
    Jonathan Fiant has been developing his J. London brand largely under the radar since 2014. Truly a boutique blend made at the Tabcalera William Ventura, the Gold Series uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper in its line. Admittedly I have little experience with this brand and what I’ve smoked from the William Ventura factory has

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  • Trinidad Espiritu No 2 ReviewBlind Cigar Review:Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 Toro
    December 26, 2021
    In 2021, two master blenders Rafael Nodal and AJ Fernandez combined their skills to honor the Trinidad cigar brand and the nation of Brazil with the Trinidad Espiritu No. 2. The cigar uses Brazilian and Nicaraguan leaf to capture what they feel is the “spirit” of Brazil. The Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper really stands out with

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  • Viaje TNT 2021 ReviewBlind Cigar Review: Viaje TNT 2021
    December 26, 2021
    Andrew Farkas of Viaje has been creating exciting blends and themes for cigars for over a decade now. I’ve smoked a lot of these cleverly marketed smokes since Viaje first came on the scene. I enjoy the core lines Andrew has available as well as some of the more limited releases that range from Halloween,

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  • Quesada Oktoberfest 2021 10th Anniversary ReviewBlind Cigar Review: Quesada Oktoberfest 10 Year Anniversary
    December 26, 2021
    This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Quesada Oktoberfest cigar. The cigar was created a decade ago to be paired with beer and malty beverages in honor of the Oktoberfest held in Munich Germany. I was fortunate to smoke the first release at Oktoberfest in Munich a decade ago and it indeed paired well with

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