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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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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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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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Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Magnum R 56

Arturo Fuente is one of the most well known names in the cigar industy. The company and the Fuente family are rich with cigar history and have a true legacy that will go on for years. The Arturo Fuente Cigar Company started with humble beginnings in Tampa, Florida and now are one of the largest Companies in the world, now operating from Dominican Republic. Most of the Fuente core line cigars are not known for being nicotine power houses but being full of flavor, the Sungrown Rosado series is no…

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