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Moya Ruiz Announces Full Release of “IL RIDOTTO”

Last year, a few select retailers had a chance to pick up Moya Ruiz’s newest offering: Il Ridotto. The cigar was not quite ready for a full blown release, but Moya Ruiz wanted to at least get it in before the August 16th date set by the FDA. This year, Moya Ruiz has announced that they will be offering a full release of Il Ridotto at the 85th Annual IPCPR show in Las Vegas, NV. “MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc., creators of popular boutique brands such as La Jugada and The Rake,…

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Drew Estate debuts the new Undercrown Sun Grown

A new blend has been added to the ever expanding line of Undercrown Cigars, which was originally released in a Maduro in late 2011. Ever since it’s release, Drew Estate has been expanding the line. Currently, the Undercrown is offered in the following blends: -Maduro -Shade -Sun Grown There is also a Barrel Fermented version of the Undercrown; however, it is not considered a regular production release, making the Sun Grown the third official blend in the Undercrown line. “Drew Estate announces today the newest extension to the prized Undercrown…

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Cigar Review 

Mi Querida by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

| STRENGTH: FULL | BODY: FULL | FLAVOR PROFILE: SPICY, WOODY, EARTHY, HINTS OF COCOA | Although his company is very young, Steve Saka is no stranger to the cigar industry. His return to the industry in 2015 with Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust was one of the most covered stories in the industry at the time and he continues to dominate social media and cigar media with his company and its cigars. Many of you already know Steve Saka’s story by now, so let’s focus a bit on the Mi…

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Cigar Review 

SBC 16 by Powstanie Cigars

In 2015, Mike and Greg Szczepankewicz of Cigar Hustler teamed up with Skip Martin and the team at RomaCraft to create their own brand of cigars to be sold at retailers nationwide: Powstanie Cigars. The word Powstanie means “uprising” in Polish and the logo pays homage to the symbols used in the Polish Uprising during World War II. Each Szczepankewicz brother developed their own blend: Mike with a blend utilizing a Habano wrapper and Greg’s blend utilizing a Broadleaf Maduro. Fast forward a bit to 2016 and the Szczepankewicz brothers…

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Cigar Review 

The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigar Co.

Coming to us from Nicholas Melillo, “The Chief of Broadleafs’,” former VP of International Sales for Drew Estate and current Founder and Master Blender for Foundation Cigar Company, is The Tabernacle. The Tabernacle is the newest Ultra Premium Cigar from Foundation Cigar Co. who, last year, brought us El Güegüense. In order to “showcase the flavors of northern Nicaragua,” The Tabernacle is blended at AJ Fernandez’s factory in Esteli. Since 2015 when Melillo announced his own cigar company, we all expected him to release a Connecticut Broadleaf, but were pleasantly…

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Cigar Lifestyle News 

IPCPR Day 2 Recap

After a night of partying with the La Zona crew at En Fuego Las Vegas, where we smoked the new Protocol Probable Cause and sipped on Papa’s Pilar Rum, we got some rest and headed back to the Sands Expo Center for Day 2 of the 84th Annual IPCPR Show! We started the day with Casey Haugen of Crux cigars who showed us their newest offerings, including a new line to their portfolio: the Crux Epicure. The Epicure is a Nicaraguan Puro featuring a Nicaraguan Connecticut Shade Wrapper with Nicaraguan…

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