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Press Release: West Tampa Announces Circle of Life

Circle of Life brings together two of the industry’s most well-known master blenders, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and Rick Rodriguez.  “Ernesto has had such an incredible impact on my career.  As the first of four Hall of Famers to train under, reuniting with Ernesto on Circle of Life was an opportunity to connect with my past and lay another brick in my future,” said Rick Rodriguez. While Circle of Life represents a project special to Rodriguez, it […]

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Boliche Blvd

Cigar Review: West Tampa Boliche Blvd 6 x 60

Boliche Blvd is 5th release from West Tamp Tobacco Company joining the ranks of West Tampa White, Black, Red and Attic Series. Like the Attic Series it’s a limited edition and available in only one size a 6 x 60. Named after Columbus Drive in Tampa which is home to Cuban and Latin Restaurants where Boliche is a common dish of beef stuffed with ham with a side of rice. Only 500 boxes of 50 were […]

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Press Release: West Tampa Announces Boliche Blvd

Boliche Blvd. epitomizes the idea of go big or go home in a nod to Tampa’s rich cigar making history and its vibrant present. If  one cuisine singularly identified with the history of Tampa, it’s Cuban food, mixed with a dash of Spanish and Italian — the ethnic mix whose labor force kept the cigar factories humming in the early 20th century. The Cuban culinary tradition continues along the Cuban corridor of Tampa’s Columbus Drive, […]

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Rum Review

Rum Review: Ron Botran No. 15 Reserva Especial

The story of Ron Botran rum started with five rum loving brothers who made the eye-opening journey, from sunny Spain to Guatemala. And in 1940, they founded Botran. Today the rum is blended and looked after by three Master Blenders who work in concert to craft the rums of Botran. An interesting note is the rum never sees any sugar added which makes it keto friendly for the dieters out there. The Ron Botran No. […]

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