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Barbarroja's Invasion - Review

ADVentura is no stranger to top-shelf blends - everything from The Navigator, to The Conqueror have been nothing short of cigar masterpieces, setting the brand up for sustained success for years to come. One of their "newer" blends, Barbarroja's Inv...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Mi Querida Black - Review

Steve Saka and his work at Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust has become a staple in the boutique space in the industry for years. Blends like Mi Querida, Mi Querida Triqui Traca, and Sin Compromiso have been making their way into humidors across the world b...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Caldwell Louis The Last - Review

Robert Caldwell is one of the most interesting people in the business, and it has clearly helped him with building a brand as big as Caldwell has become over the years. Whether you are looking for a boutique, everyday blend, or some of the most limi...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Joya De Nicaragua Numero Uno - Review

Until recently Joya De Nicaragua Numero Uno was only available as a diplomatic gift to visiting dignitaries and heads of state when they came to visit Nicaragua. Produced by Joya De Nicaragua, Nicaragua’s oldest producer of premium cigars, every cig...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Cavalier Geneve Inner Circle - Review

Cavalier Geneve has become a brand that is easily recognizable by their unique and innovative use of a 24-karat gold foil diamond that adorns the cigars. Inner Circle is a trend setter for the brand in the sense that it is the first release that doe...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Tatuaje Lomo De Cerdo - Review

I don't know if I've ever been as excited for a new release as I was for Lomo De Cerdo. My affinity for basically everything that Tatuaje has ever released, and the lore of the original Tatuaje Pork Tenderloin, combined to make Lomo De Cerdo the ide...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaraguan - Review

I am hard-pressed to say that Montecristo is not the most recognizable cigar brand in the world. For decades, they have been releasing blends like Montecristo Classic, Montecristo White Series, and Montecristo Nicaragua, that have become industry st...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Black Label Trading Company Lawless - Review

It's rare that you find a brand that looks as cool as it tastes (not just cigars), but Black Label Trading Company has found a way to seamlessly combine the two. For a decade now, BLTC has been churning out top-notch blend after top-notch blend at t...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Cavalier Geneve White Series - Review

Founded by Sebastien Decoppet, this boutique brand has been producing top-quality cigars in Danli, Honduras since its inception. Inspired by his travel and love of cigars, Switzerland native, Sebastien, created Cavalier Geneve to share his passion w...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Liga Privada H99 - Review

As if Liga Privada wasn't already one of the most highly sought after brands in cigars, the release of their newest blend, H99, has pushed them to even higher heights. I can't remember a time where I had expectations for a cigar as high as they were...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Cohiba Riviera - Review

It feels like it's been ages since Cohiba released a new, regular production line (maybe I just have no concept of time), so when I saw the news of Riviera, I was excited to say the least. Fast forward about an hour and a half to my last few puffs o...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Rocky Patel Vintage 20th Anniversary - Review

It seems like every cigar company makes an anniversary blend (or 6) at some point, but I can assure you that some brands do it better than others. It's hard to believe that Rocky Patel's Vintage Series has been around for two decades, but here we ar...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII - Review

Few companies have been as consistently good as RoMa Craft has been over the past decade. But the thing that has always baffled me is how they can make such consistently good cigars and the prices that they sell them for. It's getting harder and har...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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The Wise Man Maduro - Review

It's hard to call Foundation a "small" company these days, but in the grand scheme of things, they still seem to be relatively unknown. Although they are growing exponentially year after year, they have still managed to hold true to their values of ...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Cigar wish list for the summer!

Hello everyone!Summer is rapidly approaching! It is personally my favorite time of the year. What kind of cigars are you all looking to try this summer? Here are the ones I want to try while relaxing poolside, or on a balcony looking at the ocean:-Vi...

KoryB by Corona
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Dissident Bloc - Review

The Dissident brand seeks to break the mold of complacency in the cigar industry with edgy packaging, and a new and innovative way of bringing focus to boutique cigars for the next generation of smokers. Crafted at Oveja Negra in Nicaragua, you can b...

KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Davidoff Nicaragua - Review

Davidoff has been long renowned for the mellow-bodied, Connecticut-wrapped masterpieces like Aniversario, Gran Cru, and Signature, but with their full-bodied experiment of Davidoff Nicaragua, they pushed themselves into uncharted territories. Davido...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Espinosa Laranja Reserva Escuro - Review

In 2014, Erik Espinosa introduced one of his most popular blends to the world: Laranja Reserva. Fast forward a few years when Espinosa released the newest addition the the Laranja family - Laranja Reserva Escuro. Featuring a dark, oily version of the...

KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Liga Privada Unico Serie Feral Flying Pig - Review

It's pretty evident that the team over at Drew Estate is constantly experimenting and no series of releases showcases this sentiment better than the Liga Privada Unico Serie. Bold and full-bodied, yet surprisingly elegant, the blends from the Unico ...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch - Review

The intent of the original Guardian of the Farm release back in 2016 was to honor the unsung heroes of AGANORSA's tobacco farms - the dogs who valiantly protect their prized fields. A collaboration between AGANORSA and Kyle Gellis of Warped, Guardia...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Warped Futuro - Review

It's really hard for me to consider Warped as a "boutique" brand nowadays, which ultimately can be considered a ode to the success of the brand over the past decade. They started out small, as all companies do, but with top notch blends and a modern...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Illusione OneOff - Review

I don't know Dion Giolito personally, but from what I can gather from reading and talking to people around the industry about him, is that he is truly a student of tobacco and cigars. As a lifelong fan of the brand, Giolito purchased OneOff back in ...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Tatuaje Havana VI - Review

Anyone who is anyone knows Tatuaje for their industry defining limited edition releases like the Monster Series, Cohetes, and Pork Tenderloin, but their core lines, like Havana VI, that have built the company into the giant that it is today, always ...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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ADVentura The Explorer Torpedo - Review

I've been a fan of ADVentura for some time now, so when the opportunity to bring in this exclusive size of The Explorer came around, there wasn't a second thought. The Explorer has always been my favorite blend from the brand, and when Henderson Ven...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Wildfire The Single - Review

Whenever I do any kind of review on a cigar (even if it's short one like this), it's typically not my first time smoking the blend. In the case of Wildfire The Single though, this was the first opportunity I had gotten to smoke this cigar, so I real...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Cigora's First Annual Cigar Mania Champion!

After a fierce and competitive competition, we can now crown our inaugural Cigar Mania Champion: Aladino Cameroon! It was a tough road as it was pitted head-to-head against some of the industry's most beloved blends like Liga Privada H99, Dunbarton ...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Viaje Birthday Blend - Review

Almost every year since 2016, Viaje has released their Birthday Blend to celebrate the company's owner and founder, Andre Farkas - something I don't recall seeing any other cigar brand do.  This year, Viaje Birthday Blend was released in two differe...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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Cigora's First Annual Cigar Mania

Welcome to Cigora’s first annual Cigar Mania! We have picked 16 of our favorite blends, ranked them 1-16 (based on our staff’s consensus rankings), and smoked them head-to-head in win-or-go-home fashion, where only one cigar could come out on top as...

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KevinI by Lounge Presidente
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