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La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse
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Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse Coronation

La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse is a $20 cigar which is a far cry from the value cigars LADC was known for. Acquired in 2003, the brand would be rebranded by My Father Cigars for Ashton in 2009. The brand was success partly I part was because of the price. The 2009 La Aroma de Cuba Robusto was a $5.25 cigar. Granted there are many factors that go into pricing such as labor, tobacco rarity, […]

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Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Corojo
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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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Umbagog Bronzeback
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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
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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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Yagua by J.C. Newman
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Cigar Review: Yagua by J.C. Newman

In July of 2020 J.C. Newman would introduce a cigar that would quickly release cult status. Yagua is the Elaphant Man of the cigar world, but yet it is sought after by smokers each time it is released. Available in one size, a 6 x 54 Toro. The cigar is designed to based on the memory of a Cuban cigar from the 1940s. Lazaro Lopez, general manager of J.C. Newman’s PENSA factory created this to […]

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Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit
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Cigar Review: Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit Short Chrurchill

My journey to the Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit goes back, way back. I was still living in Miami when the concept branding for Protocol Cigars was created. Shortly after I moved to New Hampshire and if you’re familiar with that podcast I was on, every year around this time of year the host of the show would go on a tirade about a cigar with a wick at the end. I think the one thing […]

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Black Label Trading Company Orthodox
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Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Company Orthodox

The Black Label Trading Company Orthodox is an exclusive cigar that was made available only to retailers who attending the PCA 2024 trade show that occurred in March in Las Vegas. Available in three sizes; Short Robusto (4.5 x 52 / $12.50), Corona Gorda (5 x 46 / $12.50) and Toro (5 3/4 x 50 / $13.00). Each size is limited to 900 boxes. According to James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co./Black Works […]

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Foundation Wise Man Maduro Toro
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Cigar Review: The Wise Man Maduro Toro

The Wise Man Maduro like the Wise Man Corojo was re-branded and re-blended for 2024. Foundation Cigars the company that makes these lines took the production of one of their signature cigars from Aganorsa Leaf and moved production down the road to My Father Cigars S.A. No official reason for the change was given but Foundation has ceased all production with the former. Whenever a company makes a totally new cigar of an existing brand […]

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La Aroma Mi Amor Reserva
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Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Belicoso Review (Old Packaging)

The La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva was released 12 years ago and it features a San Andres wrapper before San Andres was the darling of the industry. Back around 2018 the cigar underwent the first design change and somewhere over the last year or so the cigar had a third change adapting blue as the primary color versus the red that adorns the cigar we are reviewing today. For whatever reason my local […]

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El Pulpo Toro
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Cigar Review: El Pulpo Toro

El Pulpo comes from Artesano del Tobacco a company that also makes Viva la Viva. While the company doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, who am I to judge the Fakih brothers and their 25 years of experience including running one the most premier cigar shops in the country, Cigar Inn. From around 2005 until I moved to Miami in 2012 I could be found at Cigar Inn where I was a regular that was […]

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