Tag: Maduro

Reviews

Drew Estate Undercrown and Undercrown Shade Corona Pequena

It’s not a secret that I’m a big fan of the Drew Estate Undercrown lines, especially the Shade version, as I’m a big fan of Connecticut wrappers. The Undercrown Maduro gives you the richness of the Liga Privada line and the Undercrown Shade gives you a creamy Connecticut with some body to it for a […]

Reviews

Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Viaticum

Black Label Trading Company is known for their special release cigars that come out annually during different times of the year.  One of the most anticipated cigars is the Last Rites.  This year, the Last Rites is a little different from the normal yearly Last Rites release.  This year, James Brown, owner of Black Label […]

Reviews

Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA Exclusive

After reviewing the Padron Black Label No. 89 Natural TAA Exclusive, I figured it would only be appropriate to also check out the Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA as well.  The Padron Black Label No. 89 Maduro TAA Exclusive has been the most popular as Padron usually makes amazing cigars with their maduro […]

Events IPCPR2018

IPCPR 2018: AJ Fernandez

AJ Fernandez had a lot of product out on the trade show floor this year, and a good amount of it was on display in other booths. But Frankie Santos tells us the Ramon Allones on display in their booth is the most exciting blend they’re introducing this year. It’s a very limited cigar because […]

Events IPCPR2018

IPCPR 2018: Partagas

The next stop in the General Cigar booth was the Partagas section. Andres gave us the scoop on the packaging design updates (the blends remain the same) and the new Partagas Legend, which features a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, a Honduran binder, and Piloto Cubano filler.

Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 115

We’re coming up on my favorite time of the year for cigars- trade show season. It’s also a really busy time. A lot of back and forth emails discussing appointment times on the floor of the trade show. That and increased activity with other projects haven’t left a lot of time to set up a […]

Reviews

Black Label Trading Company Bishop’s Blend Robusto

Black Label Trading Company has been making waves in the cigar world for several years.  Their approach to the boutique cigar market is in a very unique way.  When you are looking in the humidor of your local cigar shop, the different cigar lines from Black Label Trading Company will really stand out and catch […]

Pairings Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 114

It’s been a busy week, but not so busy that I didn’t light up an interesting assortment of cigars. And since it’s been a minute and a half since I did one… It’s once time again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be […]

Reviews

Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017

The Tatuaje TAA 2014/2017 is a cigar that might seem a little confusing if you haven’t been following the annual releases of the exclusive Tobacconist Association of America (or TAA) line. It’s commonly referred to as simply “TAA 2017”, but hang on a second, the band says 2014. What’s going on here? It isn’t a […]

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