Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review: Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey. It’s a bottle I could swear I have reviewed here on The Barrel Burner in the past. But as it turns out, we have only review Blanton’ Straight From the Barrel. These two bottles have something in common, I won them in the New Hampshire Stare Liquor Mafia Lottery. You see, here in New Hampshire the state makes this bottle and many other allocated bottles only available twice a year, […]

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Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Corojo
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Corojo

The Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Corojo has arrived at stores in the form of Tatuaje Cojonu Two 12’s 2nd Edition. Living in New Hampshire I am blessed with one of the best brick & mortar locations; Twins Smoke Shop. Owned by Kurt Kendall, the shop has been a place I go to since I moved to the Live Free or Die State. I met my wife in his shop and countless people I am blessed to […]

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West Tampa Lancero
Press Release

Press Release: West Tampa Tobacco Company Launches Lancero Vitola

West Tampa Tobacco Company celebrates its two-year anniversary with the introduction of a Lancero vitola to their core West Tamp line. West Tamp Tobacco Company has announced that the West Tampa Lancero have begun to ship, both in the US and international markets.  “In my recent travels I have gotten several questions about this unique size, specifically why I should try it.  What makes this size special is that it allows smokers to truly enjoy the […]

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Press Release

Press Release: Altadis U.S.A. Launches The Extra Aged Saint Luis Rey Carenas Ultramar

The Saint Luis Rey Carenas line, first launched in 2021 and recipient of a spot on the coveted Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Cigars of the Year, is expanding with a new extra-aged blend – Saint Luis Rey Carenas Ultramar. This latest offering from Altadis U.S.A. is a tribute to the early days of the cigar trade when sixteenth-century Spanish vessels traveled ‘ultramar,’ or overseas, from Puerto Carenas in the New World to Spain carrying tobacco […]

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Kristoff Viente
Dominican Republic Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Kristoff Viente Perfecto

In April, the Kristoff Viente was announced with very little fanfare. In fact the press release of what would be launched at the 2024 PCA trade show only contained a short paragraph about the cigar. Started in 2004, Glen Case would create his cigar company while he worked as a banker. Since then Kristoff cigar company has seen times of mediocracy though in the past 6-7 years or so the company would see more constancy […]

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Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review: Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Aged 6 Years

This week’s review Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Aged 6 Years is the source of another rant. Yes, I went to the state mafia control liquor store and was disappointed with that bourbon was on the shelf. A lot of New Hampshire made bourbon that for the most part is crap. A lot of MGP Bourbons that are more of a disappointment than a win. Colorado, Missouri, Wyoming bourbons but very little Kentucky Bourbon. […]

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Las Calaveras 2024
Press Release

Press Release: Crowned Heads Celebrates 10 Years of Las Calaveras

Crowned Heads has announced its latest installment to their highly sought-after and eagerly anticipated annual Las Calaveras series. Las Calaveras EL 2024, along with a release to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the brand, Las Calaveras Decimo Aniversario.  Both cigars are being manufactured at My Father Cigars, S.A. in Esteli Nicaragua. Las Calaveras EL 2024 features a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers and all tobaccos were grown by the Garcia family.  A total of […]

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Plasencia Edicion Limitada
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Press Release: Plasencia Releasing Alma del Fuego Ometepe Edition Limitada

Plasencia 1865, a world-leading premium tobacco grower since 1865, announces the release of the Alma del Fuego Ometepe Edicion Limitada. This blend is the first of its kind, as it is the only cigar that has a wrapper made with tobacco from Ometepe. This tobacco was named Hoja del Fuego by the Plasencia family. Only 1,000 boxes (that double as a luxury humidor) containing 20 cigars were created of this ultra-premium blend, which carries an […]

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Umbagog Bronzeback
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Umbagog Bronzeback Rothschild

The Umbagog Bronzeback made its debut at PCA 2024 in Las Vegas. The cigar which uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper designated as 2LS comes from a lower part of the stalk than traditional wrapper. The result is a cigar that is less dark and less sweet than the original Umbagog. The original Umbagog was named after Steve Saka’s favorite lake to fish on in New Hampshire. Located in Coos County, New Hampshire the name Umbagog […]

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Timeless Panamericana by Ferio Tego
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Timeless Panamericana Epicure (Robusto)

The Timeless Panamericana was originally released by Nat Sherman as an exclusive to the Nat Sherman Townhouse in the fall of 2014. In 2015 the cigar would be made available to TAA Members. When Nat Sherman would be sold, Panamericana would be one of the brand names acquired by Ferio Tego. Who is Ferio Tego? Ferio Tego, LLC launched in 2021 by Michael Herklots and Brendon Scott both whom had ties to Nat Sherman. While […]

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