Epic Maduro Reserva – Double Corona

This Epic was a gift from the North East sales representative, Victor Lucatorto and I owe him a million thanks for introducing me to this Dominican dame that deserves every one of the accolades that has been bestowed upon it. The company is a fairly new boutique brand that is quickly making quite a name for itself, and the passion behind these cigars could not be more evident with its flawless construction, striking appearance and savory flavor profile. This Latina is produced at the Charles Fairmorn factory on the Dominican…

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Royal Gold Cigars, Kismet – Luck (6×50)

A boring cigar that lacked complexity and excitement that I wouldn’t go out of my way to find From Royal Gold Cigars website: “Produced by the Augusto Reyes Family at Corporacion Cigar Export in Santiago, DR – Kismet is a true labor of love.  It is a Dominican PURO (all Dominican tobacco) using six different tobaccos grown by the Reyes family at various locations in the Dominican Republic. The blend takes full advantage of the varied climates and rich soils of this beautiful country. Kismet is an Urdu word meaning…

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Jose Blanco – The ‘Godfather’ of Cigars – Reveals his Storied Past While Continuing to Dominate Industry

Jose Blanco is a fourth generation disciple of the tobacco industry following in the footsteps that his great grandfather planted back in the nineteenth century. Since the original seed was sown, the Blanco family pioneered the success of Dominican cigars with their production of high-grade, premium tobacco. With the inception of his new company, Las Cumbres Tabaco, Blanco sets out to produce full-flavored, complex cigars that will help rejuvenate the lust for Dominican tobacco that seems to have dissipated in the wake of Nicaragua’s recent boom. Blanco fell in love…

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Nomad Connecticut Fuerte – Robusto

A nice mild-medium smoke with a little kick that could be enjoyed any time of day The Connecticut Fuerte is the third core line released by Nomad Cigar Company since the company’s inception in 2012 by founder, Fred Rewey. The CT Fuerte is hand rolled in the Dominican Republic at the Tabacalera L & V where his self-title blend, Nomad is also made. From Nomad’s website: “For nearly two years now I have sought to release a blend with a Connecticut wrapper. Heck, that seemed easy enough. The blending of…

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