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: 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 

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 

Cigar Review: Espinosa Cigars Laranja Reserva

This year Espinosa Cigars relased the Laranja Reserva. Laranja is the Portuguese word for orange, the same name of the wrapper of this cigar that hails from Brazil. The wrapper is said to have a slight orange hue to it. The Laranja Reserva is manufactured Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Laranja Reserva comes with an MSRP of $9.90-10.90. I had the pleasure of meeting Fernando, Espinosa Cigars’ National Sales Manager at a local shop (Underground Cigar Shop in Fort Worth, TX) and had a great chat with…

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