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Cigar Review: La Barba ‘Purple’ Lancero

Behind The Stick: The La Barba ‘Purple’ comes to the market as a second release from Tony Bellatto and Craig Rossi of La Barba Cigars, although word has it that a few ‘behind the scenes’ guys by the names of Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Co. and William Venturas son, Henderson, ended up adding a little something to the blend to really make this cigar what it is today. Manufactured at the Tabacalaera William Venture in the Dominican Republic, it was not surprising to hear this collaborative masterpiece has been…

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Cigar Review: Hassan Chohan Private Blend (Test Blend)

As the boutique cigar market continues to grow, we have been seeing a rise in private blends. Private blend cigars are nothing new to the industry, but it has become something that is much more easily attainable over the past few years. Today we will be checking out a private blend by Hassan Chohan. Vitola: Robusto Blend: Wrapper: Criollo Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Factory: Segovia (Plasencia Cigars S.A.) Appearance: The Hassan Chohan Robusto has a great feel in your hand. The oily brown-leather colored wrapper has only minor veins present…

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Cigar Review: Crux Passport No.4 “Marblehead”

In April of 2014, Jeff Haugen and Joel Rogers, co-owners of Tobacco Grove, revealed their newly founded cigar company: Crux Cigars. With it, they released their first two cigars: Ninfimaniac & Skeeterz. They debuted their newest line of cigars, which included the passport, at the 2014 IPCPR show in Las Vegas, NV. Here is a little bit about the company, via the Crux Cigar website (www.cruxcigars.com): “At Crux Cigars, we believe cigars build friendships and community uniting people from all walks of life. They allow people to relax from the…

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