Cigar Review – New Davidoff 702 Series 2000 Corona

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Coronas
Size : 129 mm (5 1/16") x 17.06 mm
Ring Gauge : 42
Origin : Dominican Republic
Price : ~€ 14.90 / $ 17.70 each
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Draw : ★★★★☆☆
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★★☆
strength : ★★★★☆☆

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Cigar Review – Montecristo Linea 1935 Maltes

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 6" (153) x 53
Brand Strength : Full (line 1935)
Box Year : Pre-release
Price : NA
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Note from the inspector in his previous review of the same cigar. Clic here to read it.
During the previous Festival del Habanos held in March in Havana, few brands were celebrated. The major one was Montecristo. Habanos S.A. released during the Gala dinner, at the end of the week, the Linea 1935 from the Montecristo Marca. This linea, with 3 full bodied cigars, is an addition to the medium to full classic line and the medium open line.

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Cigar Review – Davidoff Royal Release Salomones

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Salomones
Size : 8 1/4 Inches X 57 Ring Gauge
Origin : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$100 each
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Davidoff is one of the most famous cigar brands worldwide. The brand was first famous for its Cuba cigars until 1991-1992. Then for their Dominican cigars. Davidoff strive to innovate, research and perform. The royal release took 10 years to achieve.

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Cigar Review – Royal Danish Cigars Queens N1 24 KT Gold & Swarovsky

Origin : Ecuador, Panama and Peru
Format : Torpedo
Size : 125mm (5") x 52 (20mm)
Price : ~$85+ each

"The U.S. Virgin Islands used to belong to Denmark and from there came the first tobacco, later tobacco was grown in Denmark. In 1813 the King of Denmark gave authorization to the first cigars to be rolled officially in Copenhagen…… There are five cigars in the Royal Danish Cigar Collection; King of Denmark(TM), VIKINGO(TM), Prince of Denmark(TM), Fat Baron(TM) and Petit Royal(TM)…… King of Denmark(TM) is encrusted with Swarovski crystals and comes in a gold plated humidor tin…"

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Cigar Review – Hoyo de Monterrey, Le Hoyo du Prince

Origin : CubaHoyo de Monterrey
Format : Almuerzos (petit coronas)
Size : 130mm (5 1/8") x 40 (15.87mm)
Price : € 7,90 / $ 9.30 each
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Le Hoyo du Prince is an attractive medium-format Cuban cigar, offering some unique, subtle sensations of honey with spice notes, amidst an often patchy progression when smoking this stick in the 'small corona' category. Officially at 40 ring gauge, the Hoyo du Prince can vary a little towards the thicker side, making it quite similar in vitola to a Cuban Mareva (42 x 129mm) such as the Montecristo No 4.

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News of the Week (September 02, 2017): New Aging Room, Alec Bradley and More

Aging Room Quattro F55 Blend

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Welcome to our latest cigar news post! In this week’s post, we’ll take a look at some new releases and discuss some changes in the industry. We’ll also touch down on a few important legal updates.

New and Upcoming Releases:

  • To kick it off, this has been an exciting month for Aging Room fans. As you likely know, in 2013, Founder Rafael Nodal produced the Aging Room Quattro F55 blend in collaboration with Jochy Blanco. Now, a new version of that award-winning cigar has been released, this time with a Mexican San Andres Morrón wrapper and Dominican Habano binder and filler. The cigars are box-pressed and will be limited to a run of 40,000 boxes per year, each containing 10 cigars.
  • Another exciting new release is Alec Bradley’s TAA Exclusive cigar, Black Market Illicit. While this is not the first time Alec Bradley has developed a cigar exclusive to TAA, it has been quite a while—the last time was 2013 (the Prensado Figurado). Owner Alan Rubin has described the Black Market Illicit as the original Black Market “on steroids.” It consists of a Nicaraguan filler, a Honduran and Nicaraguan binder, and a Nicaraguan wrapper. You can only buy it in one size: a 6x50 Toro.

Industry News:

  • In our first item of industry news, Beat Hauenstein, previously the COO of Oettinger Davidoff, has just taken over as the CEO. Hauenstein has been with the company since 2003. The previous CEO, Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, is departing so that he can focus on his external board and consultancy duties.
  • In other industry news, Drew Estate has recently announced that it is partnering up with STG Canada. Effective August 28th, STG Canada is the manufacturer’s new exclusive distribution partner in Canada.

Legal News:

  • Let’s give the bad news before the good. Unfortunately for residents of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, it is no longer possible to purchase tobacco at age 18. The minimum age has been raised to 21. Curiously enough, the entire village health commission rejected the ordinance, but the village board voted it into effect anyway. Let’s hope that means that there is enough resistance to eventually get this new restriction overturned for Buffalo Grove’s 40,000 residents.
  • In other discouraging news (don’t worry—it hasn’t been all bad this month on the legal front), New York City’s Committee on Health has passed several items of anti-tobacco legislation. Combined, these are going to have a significant impact on the cost of cigars in the city. The new legislation will set minimum thresholds for cigar prices, so starting next year, it will be a lot more expensive to shop for stogies locally. The only upshot is that some of the extra revenue will be going to public housing programs in the city.
  • In very good legal news, the FDA has given the premium cigar industry more time to send over information on the manufacturing and ingredients of their cigars. The original deadline was next February, but it has now been moved to August 2021. This means that the industry has been granted a significant extension of time to push for exemption from the harsh new FDA restrictions on tobacco products. This is a conversation which the FDA seems increasingly interested in having, so it is now more important than ever for those in the cigar community to lift up their voices and be heard.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest news in the cigar world! Check back with us soon for more updates!

Cigar Review – Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial

Origin : CubaHoyo de Monterrey
Format : Gordito
Size : 141 X 50
Price : ~$14+ each
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The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial was first introduced in 2004, part of Habanos SA Limited Edition series. It then became a current production cigar from 2008. During the 4 first year of production, the Epicure Especial could be in cabinet of 50. There are still some around on the market and cigars from these cabinets have aged so well.

Draw : ★★★★★½
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★½☆☆
Aroma : ★★★☆☆☆
strength : ★★★½☆☆

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Cigar Review – Horacio Colosso 2016

Size : 140 x 60
Wrapper : Equator
Filler : Nicaragual
Binder : Costa Rica
Price : ~$13 EUR / 15 USD

As you may have followed I have discovered Costa Rican cigars not long ago with the great El Septimo brand. Since then I have tried to find more cigars from this region and heard about Horacio. Sadly, only the binder is from Costa Rica, the filer is from Nicaragua. The brand used to produce with Costa Rican fillers before moving to Nicaragua in one of the best tobacco growing part of the country.

Draw : ★★★★½☆
Burn : ★★★★½☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★☆☆
strength : ★★★★½☆

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