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Trinidad Espiritu No. 3
Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 3 Robusto

The Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 3 is the latest release of a brand that was almost dead. In July 2019, Rafael Nodal and his team at Altadis USA resurrected a brand that was barely alive with the release of the Trinidad Espiritu No. 1. The history of the brand dates back to 1905 in Cuba. In 1920, Diego Trinidad Jr. took over the family business, incorporated it in 1958 and renamed it TTT Trinidad. Then […]

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The Wise Man Corojo
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: The Wise Man Corojo Robusto

The Wise Man Corojo is a new cigar with a tie in to an old cigar and a lesson in poor marketing. El Güegüense will go down has one of the worst names in the history of cigars. The cigar which was named after a satirical play written in the 16th Century was difficult to pronounce and spell making it a very hard name for the typical cigar smoker to grasp. It wasn’t until the […]

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HVC Seleccion No. 1 Connecticut
Honduras Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Aladino Candela Toro

In 2023 the Aladino Candela Robusto was launched by JRE Tobacco Co. It was released to 32 stores in a soft launch of 400 boxes total. Fast forward to 2024, JRE  Tobacco has released the Aladino Toro version at TPE ’24 in Las Vegas. The cigar industry has embraced candela cigar for a St. Patricks days release over the past 12-15 years. The wrapper once dominated the cigar industry but it has become a novelty […]

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Mil Dias Maduro
Nicaragua Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Mil Dias Maduro Edmundo

According to Jon Huber, co-founder of Crowned Heads, “Mil Dias Maduro is an extension of the original Mil Dias that we announced back in July of 2020. What’s important to note, however, is the Maduro blend is not simple a re-tread of the original blend where we just swapper the wrapper leaf out. Mil Dias Maude is an all-new blend from the outside to the inside we self was worth of bearing the Mil Dias […]

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3 Leaf Habano
Dominican Republic Cigar Review

Cigar Review: 3 Leaf Habano Robusto

3 Leaf Cigars is a partnership between Erik Wentworth who once worked for Hammer + Sickle cigars and James Ferriera, a fan of cigars with a nose for business. Will this partnership work? Will Erik Wentworth be able to take this company to higher heights then Hammer + Sickle which was from where I sit was more of a regional cigar brand. Time will tell, just like with any new company. Their first release is […]

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Alfonso Gran Seleccion
Costa Rica Cigar Review

Cigar Review: Alfonso Gran Selección Estelares

From Nelson Alfonso and Selected Tobacco comes Alfonso Gran Selección. The cigar is aged in cedar rooms while raising and lowering humidity to allow the cigars to age while taking in the different types of cedar. For Alfonso Gran Selección this process takes five years and their final aging is done in rooms lined with French Oak. Nelson Alfonso the man behind Selected Tobacco has changed the definition of ultra luxury cigars with his releases […]

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