Why Cigar Aficionados Love Lanceros

Think of a lancero as the equivalent of drinking Scotch whiskey neat, as opposed to a cocktail, and you get the idea of what the lancero is all about… By George Rodriguez owner of Rodrigo Cigars Aside from the elegant profile, the traditional Cuban vitola is loved by cigar aficionados because it often delivers more flavor than other traditional sizes. A common belief is that the wrapper leaf gives the cigar its defining flavor. This is true when the binder and fillers are made up of lower primings to help…

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Cigar Review – Corona Project Limitada Vol. 1 by Rodrigo Cigars

It was a hot and humid afternoon here in central NJ where the thick air was sucking the life out of me, so I hibernated in my air conditioned cigar cave with a premium cigar and a cold brew. My cigar of choice was the Corona Project Limitada Vol. 1 by Rodrigo Cigars. Rodrigo Cigars is a boutique brand that is 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. The Corona…

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Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select

One would never believe that he/she was drinking Jack Daniels if it wasn’t etched on the bottle. This American whiskey is right up there with some of the best stuff that I have drunk. Jack Daniels has one of the most distinctive flavor profiles in whiskey and this Single Barrel Select easily emerges as the company’s flagship bourbon. Bottled from a single barrel from the Jack Daniel distillery, each barrel is selected by the Master Distiller by its suitability as a stand- alone product before being bottled. I was given…

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A Peek Inside the Enchanted World of George Rodriguez and Rodrigo Cigars

George “Rodrigo” Rodriguez, founder of Rodrigo Cigars, found himself alone on foreign soil with time running out and no one to turn to until destiny intervened. By sheer coincidence, Rodriguez stumbled upon an elderly native smoking a churchill outside of a popular cigar factory on the Dominican Republic. This ‘astute viejo’ sensed Rodriguez’ frustration and directed him down a desolate path that would eventually lead to the birth of Rodrigo Cigars. Rodrigo Cigars was established in 2010 by this passionate cigar enthusiast who wanted to learn more about the industry…

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Rodrigo Cigars – La Fortaleza – Elegante (6 ¾ x 48)

“It’s gorgeous. The black and silver band, the natural dark Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper – It all plays well to the senses and when you see the cigar you can’t help but reach for it.”        – George Rodriguez, founder of Rodrigo Cigars I have absolutely fallen head over heels in love with Rodrigo Cigars. I have tried each of the three blends and can honestly say they are all outstanding. Each blend brings unique characteristics that make me say, “WoW”. Today’s review is of the La Fortaleza Elegante – the stronger,…

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