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Hit & Run

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM | BODY: MEDIUM | TASTING NOTES: CEDAR, WHITE PEPPER, HINT OF CITRUS | In 2009 a former Marine turned Jeweler entered the cigar industry with a new perspective and unique flair that has echoed through the industry ever since. His name? Matt Booth of Room 101 brands. Now people seem to enter the industry all the time, coming in with what they believe is the hottest new thing, but few make it very far. The market soon realizes that it’s just the same thing they’ve seen time…

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Cigar Review: Eastern Standard – Euro Express – Corona Extra

Behind The Stick: For those of you who know the history of Robert Caldwell this may be a refresher, but those who don’t may find it interesting that he was actually a custom cigar developer for a number of luxury hotels. After his success at this position he was pulled in to work with Wynwood Cigar Venture that was part of Christian Eiora’s return to the cigar industry – CLE. As so happens with personal or business endeavors, Robert and Christian had a falling out and Robert decided to create…

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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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What’s New with Drew

As the 84th annual IPCPR convention kicks off this week, manufacturer’s all around the world have been announcing new product, extensions, changes, and more, leading up to this year’s show in Las Vegas, NV. As we usually expect to see one or two new things from most companies, there has been one company in particular that has been making some big changes this year: Drew Estate. Instead of bombarding you with an article for each one, we’ve decided to compile them into one single article. Without further ado, we present…

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Cigar Review: The King is Dead Broken Sword by Caldwell Cigar Company

The King is Dead Broken Sword by Caldwell Cigar Company The King is Dead is a rather interesting cigar in regards to the tobaccos used to blend it. Caldwell is known for using unique and rare tobaccos in their cigars and this cigar is no different. Negrito tobacco is not commonly used in premium handmade cigars due to the difficulty in blending it with other tobaccos, as Negrito tobacco has a very distinctive taste, but when blended well, the results can be surprising. Luckily for us, those at Tabaceleria Ventura…

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Review: Eastern Standard Euro Express by Caldwell

Cigar: Eastern Standard Euro Express by Caldwell Year of Production: 2014 In the summer of 1916 Hans Nielsen Lahkso was hired as a boat hand for the United Royal Finnish Herring Oil Company, Ltd. His boat sank off the coast of Iceland soon thereafter. Luckily for young Hans, he was brought to shore by a school of fish that raised him as one of their own. After gaining many friends and amassing an almost comical wealth, young Hans moved to Cuba where he invented dirt. He used to keep this…

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