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  • Blind Cigar Review: Rojas Street Tacos BarbacoaBlind Cigar Review: Rojas Street Tacos Barbacoa
    December 3, 2021
    Noel Rojas has created blends for brands such as Ezra Zion, Stolen Throne, Nomad, and several others. What really intrigued me is Rojas began by blending smaller gauge cigars bucking, the trend of 60 plus size smokes that are the fashion these days. That drew me into trying cigars he was commissioned to make, and

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  • Blind Cigar Review: The Vince by Blackbird Cigar Co.Blind Cigar Review: The Vince by Blackbird Cigar Co.
    November 30, 2021
    If you’ve been following the cigar scene for the last few years, you’ll know that cigar marketing is getting more and more creative, especially among boutique producers. The latest Blackbird Cigars release, an LCA exclusive, is The Vince. Named for Tom Cruises’ character in the Martin Scorsese film The Color Of Money, this cigar

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  • Blind Cigar Review: Weller by CohibaBlind Cigar Review: Weller by Cohiba
    November 29, 2021
    In the cigar world, collaborations are not uncommon. There are blenders working with other blenders, celebrity projects, even Chef’s having their palates challenged to create a cigar accenting the flavors they create at their restaurants (Davidoff Chef’s Edition comes to mind). Of course, cigars created to pair with spirits seems to be the

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  • Watch: Matthias Clock on the Cigar Talk PodcastWatch: Matthias Clock on the Cigar Talk Podcast
    November 29, 2021
    In mid-November, Matthias joined Rob on the Cigar Talk Podcast to talk about Fine Tobacco NYC, how the team has built the cigar community in NYC, and the general history of the organization. They also talked about the trend of micro-batch “meme” cigars, irresponsible cigar marketing, etc. About Cigar Talk Podcast: Lite up a cigar,

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  • AVO Improvisation Series 2021Blind Review: AVO Improvisation Series LE 2021
    November 25, 2021
    Each year, Davidoff releases a special limited edition blend honoring the late cigar maker Avo Uvezian. I look forward to these releases–they are where AVO blends get tweaked via variations in wrapper, filler, and binder. The result is a slightly different flavor profile while keeping the heart of a blend. Blend Specifics Cigar Reviewed: Avo

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  • Blind Cigar Review: Micallef Leyenda Special EditionBlind Cigar Review: Micallef Leyenda Special Edition
    November 24, 2021
    When Micallef cigars first came on the scene I was impressed immediately with their cigars both in terms of construction and taste. Of the several lines I’ve been fortunate enough to try, all have delivered unique profiles and shows that the Sanchez Gomez family knows how to work tobacco, and Al Micallef recognizes talent and

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  • Blind Review: Drew Estate: Undercrown 10Blind Review: Drew Estate: Undercrown 10
    November 21, 2021
    “The Rebirth of Cigars” is probably the most appropriate sentence used to describe the cigar boom in the mid-90s. It’s also Drew Estate Cigars’ longstanding slogan. This year marked its 25th anniversary for the company, and the decade anniversary of its popular Undercrown brand. To commemorate this milestone, they introduce

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  • Warped Chinchalle ReviewBlind Review: Warped Chinchalle Robusto
    November 17, 2021
    In 2021, Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars released a blend from the new Tabacalera La Isla in the Dominican Republic called the Chinchalle robusto. Usually known for producing cigars in Nicaragua and El Titan Bronze in Miami, this project is an exciting Dominican-produced smoke from a master blender. I’ve enjoyed many of Warped Cigars blends

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