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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 Review: Ohana M13 Lancero

  In 2015 Ohana cigars was launched by RyanRodriguez, the first installments were the Friends and Family and the First Generation.  Both cigars were very popular in the boutique cigar world, which drove Rodriquez to realize that he would need more hits to follow up.  This year Ohana has released a few different cigars, today we will be looking at the M13 Lancero.  The M13 is project from Rodriguez that is in honor of his mother, with M being the 13th letter of the alphabet, M13 represents the word “MoM.”  The M13…

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Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial Review

In 2013, Joya de Nicaragua commemorated their 45th year in business with the Cuatro Cinco Edicion Limitada: a 6×54 box pressed Nicaraguan Puro. The limited release of only 4,500 boxes of 10 cigars was much anticipated and they sold out rather quickly. Earlier this year, Joya de Nicaragua released a new line of the Cuatro Cinco: the Reserva Especial. This release currently offers 4 vitolas; none of which are identical to the original release of the 2013 Edicion Limitada. Although the Reserva Especial is the same base blend, Joya de…

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Tatuaje CiGWAR 2015 (Short Review)

As you may know, Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars introduced the CiGWAR last year during the annual GWAR B-Q. Pete has continued the tradition with a new release of the CiGWAR for 2015. Only 1,500 packs of 3 were released for 2015. The key difference in this year’s release, aside from the new artwork, is the use of an Ecuadorian Sancti Spiritus Maduro wrapper instead of the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper used in last year’s release. Vitola: Robsuto (5×50) Blend: Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sancti Spiritus Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Construction: The…

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Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Caixa

  This year at IPCPR Espinosa Cigars  launched a line extension to the very popular Laranja Reserva line that was released last year. The Caixa, Portuguese for box, is a box pressed corona gorda that hit shelves in the middle of the year. The Laranja, Portuguese for orange, was named after the Brazilian wrapper which is featured on this cigar line. Portuguese is still spoken widely in Brazil so Espinosa ran with it. The Wrapper coloring is slightly orange hued giving the basis for the name. The Caixa is produced…

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Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Añejo Reserva No.48 (15th Anniversary)

This fall marks the fifteenth anniversary of Arturo Fuente’s newest ultra-premium cigar: the Arturo Fuente Añejo Reserva. The Añejo is a cigar born out of sheer ingenuity and tenacity. From Arturo Fuente’s website: “In September 1998, Hurricane Georges tore through the Caribbean Sea, causing widespread destruction throughout the region, including the Chateau de la Fuente farm in the Dominican Republic, where the wrapper leaf for the acclaimed Fuente Fuente OpusX cigar is grown and harvested. Two years later, the storms destruction resulted in a shortage of Fuente Fuente OpusX wrapper…

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