Cigar Review 

La Imperiosa by Crowned Heads

| STRENGTH: MEDIUM+ | BODY: MEDIUM+ | TASTING NOTES: NUTTY, WOODY, HINTS OF FIG & PLUM | For those of you who were avid cigar smokers in the early 1900’s, the La Imperiosa brand may seem familiar. La Imperiosa, which translates to “The Imperative,” was a Cuban cigar brand popular in the early 1900’s but discontinued likely in 1962 when Cubatabaco took control of the Cuban Cigar Industry and got rid of thousands of Cuban Cigar brands which were registered between 1810 when the registration of Cuban Cigar brands began…

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Cigar Review: Todos Las Dias

“Todos Las Dias is my personal Spanglish translation meaning ‘All the Days,’” said Steve Saka, Dunbarton’s owner, in a press release. “The workers at Joya de Nicaraguan often cringe at my casual butchering of their mother tongue, but in my opinion cigars are far more than a grammar lesson to abide, they are the physical manifestation of a feeling and of an experience. It is a supple, sungrown Cuban Seed capa which encapsulates its intricate tripa recipe of rich Jalapa and Esteliano tobaccos. From the first puff, there is no…

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Cigar Review: Headley Grange by Crowned Heads

Following the huge success of Crowned Heads first addition to the cigar world – Four Kicks – which like many of their cigars, has a clear reference to music – this one in specific a song by the band Kings of Leon, the company has continued with branding, design and focus all their own. Being a group with close ties to the music industry and living in Nashville, incorporating the music industry into their cigars fit right in line with who they are.

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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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Fable Fourth Prime

| STRENGTH: FULL | BODY: FULL | TASTING NOTES: TOASTED OAK, BLACK PEPPER, HINTS OF CHOCOLATE AND HAZELNUTS | Last year, at the 84th annual IPCPR show in Las Vegas, I walked into the RomaCraft booth to just walk around and check out what was new over there. While at the booth, I noticed a single display for a company which I hadn’t heard of before: Fable. This piqued my interest so I went to take a few photos and as I did so, a gentleman by the name of…

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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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