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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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Tabernacle Lancero by Foundation Cigar Co.

Last summer, I reviewed the Tabernacle Toro by Foundation Cigar Co. and at the end I mentioned that I would be interested in how they might age. Well, it’s been nearly a year now and I decided to do another review of the Tabernacle, but this time I’m reviewing the Lancero! Blend: Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: San Andreas Mexico Filler: Jamastran Valley – Honduras, Esteli & Jalapa Valley – Nicaragua Vitola: Lancero (7” x40) Appearance: The Tabernacle is an absolutely gorgeous, regal cigar in appearance. The rich Broadleaf wrapper is…

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Coronado by La Flor Lancero (Short Review)

We all know how busy life can get; even overwhelming at times. With that in mind, we would like to re-introduce “Short Reviews” which only take a couple minutes to read and hopefully provide a small break for you during your day. So, without further ado, please enjoy our short review of the Coronado by La Flor Lancero (Serious Cigars Exclusive)! In 2008, Serious Cigars in Houston, TX approached Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana about producing a Lancero format of the Coronado by La Flor. Litto’s response: “I can…

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Cigar Review: La Barba ‘Purple’ Lancero

Behind The Stick: The La Barba ‘Purple’ comes to the market as a second release from Tony Bellatto and Craig Rossi of La Barba Cigars, although word has it that a few ‘behind the scenes’ guys by the names of Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Co. and William Venturas son, Henderson, ended up adding a little something to the blend to really make this cigar what it is today. Manufactured at the Tabacalaera William Venture in the Dominican Republic, it was not surprising to hear this collaborative masterpiece has been…

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Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada Lancero

The Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada is the sixth vitola and the first Limited Edition released from the Herrera Esteli line by Drew Estate. Herrera Esteli was Willy Herrera’s debut cigar and is a fantastic addition to Drew Estate’s lineup; adding a “Cubanesque” flavor profile to their portfolio. 2,000 boxes of 15 cigars were released, making the total production of the Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada Lancero 30,000 cigars. Year of Production: 2014 Vitola: Lancero (7×38) Blend: Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Honduran Filler: Nicaraguan (Esteli and Jalapa) Appearance: The Herrera Esteli Lancero…

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Cigar Review: LAT SS .38 Special by L’Atelier

Last year L’Atelier Imports released the Selection Speciale, this cigar is based on the L’Atelier core line but features a higher priming of the Sancti Spiritus wrapper giving a slightly darker appearance. L’Atelier Imports cigars are blended by Pete Johnson and are made at the My Father factory in Nicaragua. L’Atelier is a company run by Pete and his brother KC as well as a close group of friends. The Selection Speciale was introduced at IPCPR in 2013 in the LAT 46 vitola of 5 5/8×46. Earlier this year a…

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