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The Kristoff Guardrail was inspired by a serious motorcycle accident by Kristoff owner Glen Case. It is unique in that it incorporates tobacco from Zimbabwe.
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While you’re probably more accustomed to the seasonal order of winter, spring, summer, or fall (tell us you’re not singing along with Carole King in your head), AVO Cigars debuted…

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No. 20 Cigar of the Year 2023 – The Lunar Cameroon

It’s never been a secret that Fratello Cigars has ties to space exploration, with the company’s founder, Omar de Frias, working at NASA during Fratello’s founding in 2013. Despite this…

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Tatuaje 20th Anniversary Grand Chasseur

Tatuaje celebrated 20 years in the cigar business in 2023, and did so with a new regular production line.
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We close out the calendar year looking at the Top 12 Cigar Industry Stories and Themes for 2023.
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Alfonso Gran Selección Preciosos

The Alfonso Gran Selección is described as a darker version of the Alfonso Extra Añejo. Given that the Extra Añejo was #1 on halfwheel's Top 25 of 2022, the bar…

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The story of the Tatuaje Havana VI Verocú continues with the Verocú Blue. This cigar incorporates a Shade Grown wrapper grown on one of the Garcia family farms in Nicaragua.
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La Palina 1948 Diadema

La Palina once again turned to Oliva Cigar Co. to make a blend to commemorate a major milestone. This time, it marks the 75th birthday of Bill Paley, the company's…

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The Plasencias earn their first top ten cigar on a Cigar Coop as a brand with the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Eduardo I. This uses a lighter wrapper than…

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"This has been a very enjoyable cigar from start to finish. I very much enjoyed the transitions from pepper to burnt sugar back to pepper. It really was a good…

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In this assessment, we look at the Aganorsa Leaf Rare Leaf Reserve Maduro in the Torpedo Box Press size. As the name indicates this is a Maduro offering under Aganorsa…

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Saka, Saka, Saka; SakaKhan SakaKhan, SakaKhan; SakaKhan, let me rock you; Let me rock you, SakaKhan; Let me rock you, that's all I wanna do..... Steve Saka lands another cigar…

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Following the enormous success of the original Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua, Rafael Nodal and A.J. Fernandez compose a Sonata to follow it up. That Sonata is made of tobacco leaves…

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Kafie 1901 Introducing Naked Cigars

Since moving production to La Aurora in early 2022, Kafie 1901 has been saving over the leftover tobacco that is created during the cigarmaking process. Now after additional aging, that…

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L’Atelier Roxy Natural – Blind Cigar Review

"My only wish for this cigar is that it was longer purely for the sake of having more incredible smoke to enjoy. Every puff from the first to the last…

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Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Corona Extra

The newest member of Joya de Nicaragua's top tier of cigars celebrates the company's 55th anniversary and draws on an interesting source for its blend.
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My Weekend Cigar: West Tampa Tobacco Co. Red

Reading Time: 3 minutes West Tampa Red is the third regular production cigar from West Tampa Cigar Co. and Gary gives his evaluation of the Toro. Watch the video…

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CigarAndPipes CO VERSUS 11

Each week you guys will vote on a battle – it could be a battle of brands, of blend lines or even specific releases! Whichever you guys pick as the…

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Tatiana 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Toro

While limited edition cigars celebrating anniversaries are quite common in the cigar industry, there's not a ton of limited edition anniversary flavored cigars. This year marks the 25th anniversary of…

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The #13 Cigar of the Year is the Micallef Black Toro. It's the second time in four years Micallef lands on the Countdown. Micallef Black is a cigar on the…

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Padrón Family Reserve No. 96 Natural | Agile Cigar Review

Today, we look at the Padrón Family Reserve No. 96 Natural. The Padrón Family Reserve No. 96 is the seventh installment in Padrón’s Family Reserve line. Keeping to the form…

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La Palina Nicaragua The Connecticut Toro (2023) | Cigar Review

La Palina Nicaragua - The Connecticut: This is a cigar that has been re-blended, re-packaged, and is now produced at Joya de Nicaragua.
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The HVC Selección No. 1 Natural Poderosos follows up the HVC Selección No. Maduro. The Maduro was HVC's first cigar out of its own factory. While the Maduro was first,…

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Stolen Throne Yorktown Fleet Box-Pressed Torpedo

The name of the new regular production line was chosen after Stolen Throne recently opened a new headquarters in Yorktown, Va.
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The Tabernacle Knight Commander

An honor bestowed upon Nicholas Melillo became the inspiration for a limited production vitola in The Tabernacle line that gets more than a year of aging before its release.
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