Cigar Review 

Undercrown Sun Grown

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM+ | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: EARTHY, TOASTED OAK, HINTS OF SPICE AND MALT | The Undercrown is one of Drew Estate’s best selling core line cigars – birthed from the famed Liga Privada, which many of you may know was a private blend made for Steve Saka during his time at Drew Estate. The Undercrown was released in October of 2010 as a sort of “alternative” to the Liga Privada which was quite hard to find at the time. The story of the Undercrown is really…

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Cigar Review 

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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Cigar Review 

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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News 

Drew Estate’s Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” Makes it’s Debut

Drew Estate announces the formal release of Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION”. This extremely limited supply brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10-14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pappy Van Winkle Tradition will be exclusively available for sale through Drew Diplomat Retailers. From Kentucky, Julian Van Winkle President of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, “I was invited to Cigar Aficionado’s A Night to Remember by Jonathan Drew in 2016 and was presented with a non-banded, wooden box of…

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Alec Bradley announces release of 2 new cigars at IPCPR this year

The Alec Bradley Prensado and Black Market are two of the brand’s most highly rated cigars. We have seen a few iterations of the Black Market over the years, including the famed “Filthy Hooligan.” This year, Alec Bradley has announced that they will release a new extension for both the Prensado and the Black Market. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. – For the first time in two years, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. has announced the global release of two premium cigars. Prensado Lost Art and Black Market Estelí are iterations of two…

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Moya Ruiz Announces Full Release of “IL RIDOTTO”

Last year, a few select retailers had a chance to pick up Moya Ruiz’s newest offering: Il Ridotto. The cigar was not quite ready for a full blown release, but Moya Ruiz wanted to at least get it in before the August 16th date set by the FDA. This year, Moya Ruiz has announced that they will be offering a full release of Il Ridotto at the 85th Annual IPCPR show in Las Vegas, NV. “MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc., creators of popular boutique brands such as La Jugada and The Rake,…

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