Cigar Review: Evil Genius – Time Machine – Londsdale

A nice, solid smoke using a rare combination of tobaccos to bring you a unique experience that is very satisfying. The Time Machine is the third release by Evil Genius Cigars and its first under the company’s new branding. Evil Genius is a boutique brand that is experiencing healthy growth as it expands beyond its Pennsylvania roots. For more detailed information on Evil Genius Cigar Company, click here. I first met the Time Machine this past July at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show (IPCPR) in New…

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The ‘Mad Science’ Behind Evil Genius Cigars

Evil Genius cigars is the brainchild of Alex Hirsch, a cigar enthusiast from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who brings a unique perspective to the art of blending. Hirsch, who has been smoking cigars for more than 20 years, brings passion, knowledge and science to the cigar industry. “My former business partner was doing some lab work analyzing premium cigar blends trying to better understand them that way,” said Hirsch. “He had replicable data.” That “replicable” data translated into a company that produces carefully crafted cigars based on analysis and market research. The…

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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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