Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Protocol Probable Cause Lancero

| STRENGTH: FULL | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: SPICY, WOODY, HINTS OF ESPRESSO | In 2015 two police officers, Juan Cancel and Bill Ives, revealed the industry’s newest cigar brand: Cubariqueno! Launched nationally at the 2015 IPCPR trade show in New Orleans, Cubariqueno was created by two police officers, Juan Cancel & Bill Ives. The La Zona cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua is the chosen location where all Cubariqueno blends are created under the watchful eye of Erik Espinosa. Cubariqueno’s freshman release is the protocol. Originally a single blend…

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Cigar Lifestyle News 

IPCPR Day 1 Recap

After months of waiting and a Sunday filled with seminars, (and, admittedly, a few drinks), the show floor finally opened at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV for the 84th Annual IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers) Trade Show! The atmosphere is electric as we walk onto the show floor and hear the sound of Kanye West songs playing from the enormous two-story booth that Drew Estate has located front and center on the show floor. As we begin our four day journey through the show, we…

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Cigar Review 

Cigar Review: Sarsaparilla by Espinosa and Cigar Dojo

Behind The Stick: If you are familiar with Erik Espinosa or Eric Guttormson, better known as Master Sensei from the Cigar Dojo App have joined together in what can only be described as a ‘unique’ cigar. Boasting a Mexican San Adres wrapper with all other intricacies being omitted, the Sarsaparilla came into being when Eric contacted Erik to create a cigar that would honor the what they called the warm, full and complex flavor of the old-west Sarsparilla – a popular soft drink that was even considered to be an…

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Cigar Review: Espinosas Double E

Size: 5 x 50 ( Robusto ) Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Full Price: ~ $3.00 USD each – $50 for bundle of 20 Behind The Stick: It has never been said that the Tobacco industry is one that is stagnant or one where vendors and manufacturers operate separately – in reality the exact opposite is true and the Espinosas Double E is a cigar that is breed out of this melting pot we call the Cigar Industry. Like many of the others, Erik Espinosa was born…

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