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  • Blind Review: Freud Superego ToroBlind Review: Freud Superego Toro
    September 30, 2022
    The newly formed Freud Cigar Company released their first cigar the Freud Super Ego Toro. For those who do not know, Austrian Dr. Sigmund Freud in his psychoanalytic theory devised three parts of the psyche: The Id, Ego, and Superego. The Superego being the moral learned consciousness between the Id and Ego. This toro pays

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  • Blind Review: Sinistro NVBlind Review: Sinistro NV
    September 29, 2022
    James Agopian and Coleman Fine are the founders of Sinistro Cigars. They are based in Glendale, California, and have over three decades of experience in the tobacco industry. At the end of 2021, Sinistro released its ultra-premium line, the Sinistro NV. This project started with a Dominican Corojo Maduro leaf as its wrapper that has

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  • Illusione Oneoff PyramidesIllusione Oneoff Pyramides
    September 28, 2022
    Illusione Oneoff Pyramides are made by Illusione Cigars. They are manufactured in Aganorsas’ world renowned factory in Nicaragua known as TABSA.  Originally produced in 2001 by Plasencia for the former airline CEO, Andrea Molinari, OneOff was branded with a very unique “peace sign” logo which also donned his fleet of jets. 

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  • Blind Review: Piv RobustoBlind Review: Piv Robusto
    September 28, 2022
    For someone who grew up in Queens, New York, Entourage was the IT show when it was first televised on HBO. It is a fictional story developed by Mark Wahlberg, loosely based on his and his friends’ life experience in the cutthroat world of Hollywood. I watched the newest episode religiously every Wednesday. Other than

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  • Harlem Sanctuary: A New Haven for Cigar SmokersHarlem Sanctuary: A New Haven for Cigar Smokers
    September 27, 2022
      There are many adversities for NYC cigar smokers and retailers. Between high taxes and constant pushbacks from congress and the community, there aren’t many places we can go to enjoy a product that is supposed to help us relax. Amidst what seems to be a bleak future, a new hope shines through and plants

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  • Blind Review: Cain F 550Blind Review: Cain F 550
    September 27, 2022
    Cain F 550 cigars are handcrafted by the Oliva Cigar Company in Nicaragua. Oliva Cigar Company, founded in 1995, is Nicaragua’s second largest grower of tobacco and one of the largest cigar makers in the world. The Cain line of cigars, first appeared in 2009, and are meant to bring ligero tobacco into the focal

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  • Blind Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Doble RobustoBlind Review: AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Doble Robusto
    September 11, 2022
    The AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Doble Robusto is manufactured by AJ Fernandez. AJ Fernandez, is the grandson heir to the famed Cuban cigar brand San Latano, thus, making AJ a third generation cigarmaker. Before establishing himself as an individual force-to-be-reckoned-with in the cigar industry, AJ shined as a partnering manufacturer for

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  • Blind Cigar Review: LCA Reserva Vintage 2021Blind Cigar Review: LCA Reserva Vintage 2021
    September 2, 2022
    The Limited Cigar Association—a subsidiary of Privada Cigar Club—releases each year a single farm puro from a noted master blender. This 2021 release is a Honduran puro. Christian Eiroa—original creator of Camacho and now his own lines—is the man behind this blend. Honduran puros haven’t impressed me as much over the years, so this blind

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