Cuban Cigar Review 

H. Upmann Royal Robusto

Each year, beginning in 2004, Habanos S.A. has released exclusives for La Casa del Habano retailers. The retailer exclusive cigars are typically limited to only one or two different cigars each year and have become limited production releases since 2011. Prior to 2011, these La Casa del Habano exclusives were simply a new vitola released in unlimited quantities. The H. Upmann Royal Robusto was the first of these releases to be limited in production as it was the 2011 La Casa del Habano exclusive. There are currently 140 La Casa…

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Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2014 Ta-25A

Alec Bradley’s Fine and Rare has returned for its fourth consecutive year with a new 10 tobacco blend. Each blend has been classified by a short letter and number code, as follows: -Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2011: Hj10-i -Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2012: BR1213 -Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2013: Hj10-I (Same blend as 2011) -Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2014: Ta-25A The Fine and Rare was originally released on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) with a total released production of 1,111 boxes in three vitolas. In 2012, it…

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Cigar Review: Mason Dixon Line South by Crowned Heads

Cigar: Mason Dixon Line South by Crowned Heads Year of Production: 2014 “Continuing their use of history in the branding of Crowned Heads releases, Jon Huber and Mike Conder have announced the company’s latest release, The Mason-Dixon Project–Limited Edition 2014. At the 2014 IPCPR convention and trade show, Crowned Heads told halfwheel it was working on three different regional editions: one is due out this month, Tennessee Waltz which is exclusive to the company’s home state of Tennessee, while the others are due out in October, split between two regions…

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