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Cigar Review: Blackened M81 by Drew Estate Corona

Rodgers & Hammerstein penned A Few of my Favorite Things which was made famous by Julie Andrews. I don’t think they had bourbon, cigars or heavy metal on their radar when they did. However, if I wrote the song they would definitely have topped schnitzels and crisp apple strudels. Blackened by Drew Estate was first conceptualized during the pandemic when James Hetfield of Metallica would smoke cigars with Rob Dietrich the Master Blender of Blackened […]

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Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Victorian Corona

Highclere Castle is globally recognized as the iconic face of the award-winning television drama, Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle is now producing a cigar reminiscent of those enjoyed at Highclere Castle during the 19th and early 20th centuries. To create and produce the cigar, Highclere Castle Cigar Company has partnered with world-renowned cigar producer Nicholas Melillo of Foundation Cigar Company. George Carnarvon, the current 8th Earl of Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle and farmer of the 5,000-acre […]

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Cigar Review: Micallef Migdalia SE Londes

Micallef Cigars celebrated strong women, re-releasing the Migdalia Special Edition for the second year on March 8th, International Women’s Day. The cigar is named for Migdalia Sanchez, who crafted the blend. Migdalia is the matriarch of the Gomez-Sanchez family which heads up the factory that produces the Micallef brand of cigars. Originally released in 2021 on International Women’s Day, the cigar which also measured 5 x 40 sold out. The follow up cigar while in […]

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Micallef Cigars Brings Back Migdalia Special Edition

Micallef Cigars celebrates strong women, re-releasing the Migdalia Special Edition for the second year on March 8th, International Women’s Day. The cigar is named for Migdalia Sanchez, who crafted the blend. Migdalia is the matriarch of the Gomez-Sanchez family; sons Edel and Joel are the master blenders behind Micallef’s Legacy line. Last year, Micallef Cigars sold out of the 5 x 40 limited production cigar during its first release last year. While the vitola, a […]

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Cigar Review: ADVentura King’s Gold Corona

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, our own David Garofalo had a chance to visit the factory where ADVentura Cigars are made. During the trip, sample after sample left him in awe of what the factory was doing. We even smoked the ADVentura King’s Gold on a recent episode of The Cigar Authority where both Ed Sullivan and I (Barry) were definitely intrigued. Now that the cigar has landed to us I decided […]

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Aladino Corojo Reserva Corona No. 4 2020 Edition Cigar Review

Almost a year to date of the original release, the 2020 version of the Aladino Corojo Reserve No. 4 Corona has arrived. Original the company announced that every year they would release a limited edition size as part of the “Our Cuban Heritage” branding. However with the 2019 Corona being so popular, the company opted to release the size once again. How does the cigar compare to last year? Cigar Review: Aladino Corojo Reserva Wrapper: Honduras (100% […]

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Aladino Maduro Corona Cigar Review

Originally released in four sizes, the Aladino Maduro is now available in a Corona format. In 2017, The Cigar Authority named the original Aladino our Cigar of the Year. Not since Kasey Kasem hosted the Top 40 has there been a succession of hits like this. In 2018 came the Maduro, 2019 the Corojo Reserva and 2020 the Cameroon. Additionally, this year saw the Maduro get a line extension with the introduction of the Corono […]

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Aladino Corojo Reserva No. 4 Cigar Review

On September 12th Justo Eiroa visited New Hampshire and we got to sit down with him to smoke a couple of pre-release cigars. Among those we smoked was a Corona size of Aladino Corojo Reserva. He informed us that the No. 4 would be a limited edition and the first cigar of a series of releases they call, “Our Cuban Heritage”. The Aladino Corojo Reserva No. 4 is limited to 800 boxes of 20 cigars. […]

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JRE Tobbaco Announces Limited Edition Aladino Corojo Reserva

This past weekend The Cigar Authority welcomed, Justo Eiroa to our webcast. During the course of the show we discussed a new size of the Aladino Corojo Reserva in which Barry shared to Facebook a couple of days prior. JRE Tobacco plans to release the Aladino Corojo Reserva Corona #4 Limitado as the first cigar of a series of releases they call, “Our Cuban Heritage”.  The 5 x 44 Corona #4 will come in 20 […]

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Lil Pistoff Kristoff Cigar Review

Back in the summer of 2016, Kristoff released their strongest cigar to date, Pistoff Kristoff. Since its release the cigar has seen some additional size releases. The first being the Extremely Pistoff Kristoff. Now the brand sees the release of the Lil Pistoff Kristoff and it won’t be the last line extension. It was announced late 2018 on The Cigar Authority podcast that Pistoff would be the 2019 Firecracker which should be released in June […]

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