Sans Pareil Lancero LE (purple band)

This cigar has a mostly smooth wrapper with some veins towards the head. The foot smells of light cocoa. Cutting with a Colibri deep V. Full disclosure, this was a gift and is definitely out of my price range. The cold draw is perfect.

The initial flavors are very full with hints of cocoa and fig. The burn started uneven but has already corrected itself. The retrohale is very smooth. The body of the cigar is a very pleasant medium to full. There is plentiful pleasant smoke.

In the first third the flavor profile is medium bodied with a rich tobacco flavor. So far I have not been able to detect any other flavors. The cigar is very good, just very one dimensional. The burn remains perfect.

During the second third a bit of earthiness joins the flavor profile. The smoke is very smooth, both on the palate and in the retrohale. A very pleasant cigar without much complexity, which I understand some people prefer.

Approaching the final inch some cedar notes join the flavor profile. Overall this is an excellent cigar, but I doubt I’ll smoke it again due to the price point.

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Dunbarton Sobramesa Creme Brulee Robusto

This cigar has an utra-smooth wrapper. There are light vanilla notes in the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Cut with a Colibri Deep V.

Initially the cigar is very smooth but with light white pepper notes both on the palate and in the retrohale, creating a good complexity from the start. As the flavors settle in the pepper subsides and a creamy vanilla note comes to the fore. The burn is excellent.

In the first third the pepper stays far in the background, almost teasingly. For a lighter cigar, this one has plenty of body, as well as pleasingly thick and aromatic smoke. The burn remains perfect.

During the second third the flavor profile builds a bit. It suggests that this cigar would pair well with a good cognac. Anyone suggesting that this cigar too light is smoking it too fast. The burn remains perfect.

This is a great light to medium bodied cigar. Definitely the lightest in the Dunbarton line-up. But it is still a very satisfying smoke; perfect for those who like to start their day on the lighter side. The construction is immaculate and the complexity is very interesting. And the finish is very pleasant.

Approaching the final inch, the cigar remains excellent. From construction to flavor profile, I find little to no flaws in this cigar.98 tiff

Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone

Well constructed Figurado with a very smooth dark wrapper. The bunch is firm and the draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.

The initial flavors are very earthy with coffee and dark cocoa. The retrohale is surprisingly smooth. The burn is excellent.

In the first third the strength ramps up as the burn clears the hump. This is definitely a full bodied cigar and I’m glad I ate first. A cloying sweetness creeps into the flavor profile. The burn remains perfect.

During the second third a crack appears in the wrapper. The burn remains even across the split. Some cinnamon has joined the flavor profile, which remains otherwise consistent. The retrohale remains very smooth.

Approaching the final inch pepper joins the flavor profile, both on the palate and in the retrohale. This is definitely a must have for all fans of the Jacob’s Ladder line. The spiciness has been kicked up for an excellent flavor profile.

The Number One Nicaraguan Cigar to the World is Now Available. Número Uno: A Taste of Diplomatic Privilege

Número Uno was originally blended for World Leaders. Handed out by Nicaraguan ambassadors on official missions around the world. In 2018, we shared some with media and special audiences and got our highest rating in 50 years. We are now releasing it nationwide as part of Obras Maestras, the designation of our ultra-premium family of cigars.

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Southern Draw Cigars updates package design

Southern Draw Cigars has been growing like wildfire over the last five years and as a result the company has stacks of used cigar boxes on its warehouse shelves, has noticed empty boxes piled in the corners of its valued retail partners and even in the garages of its most supportive customers.  The growth has also attracted some unwanted attention and the company opted to address it with an updated package design. Continue reading Southern Draw Cigars updates package design

Drew Estate Announces New Contest #DEIPCPR

20 years ago Drew Estate launched the ACID Cigar brand. They describe it as being born in Dumbo, Brooklyn with a raw & honest vision of boundless freedom that combined urban culture, including art, music, and massive style into a disruptive & inspirational product that shook the foundations of traditional cigars & changed the game forever. Envision this … Dude jumps on his motorcycle, wild dreadlocks frolicking in the wind… He arrives at his tropical, magic paradise and proceeds to blaze up his favorite ACID and thinks “fuck it, it’s high time to break free and enjoy my best life.” Continue reading Drew Estate Announces New Contest #DEIPCPR

Oveja Negra Brand Announces its Arrival to the Premium Cigar Industry

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June 24, 2019 —Oveja Negra Brands announces its arrival to the premium cigar industry.  Consisting of Black Label Trading Company, Black Works Studio, Emilio Cigars, and Dissident, each brand maintains its own unique identity while combining talents and resources to bring a formidable representation and marketing strategy to the cigar world.

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Drew Estate Announces Fat Bottom Betty Toro and Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos Line Extensions

Drew Estate announced this week the national release of line extensions to both the Fat Bottom Betty and Sweet Jane lines with the introduction of Fat Bottom Betty Toro and Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos. Fat Bottom Betty Toro and Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada. Continue reading Drew Estate Announces Fat Bottom Betty Toro and Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos Line Extensions

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