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Cigar Review: 1502 Emerald

1502 is a cigar brand under the umbrella of Nicaraguan based company Global Premium Cigars(GPC).  1502 and GPC is owned by Enrique Sanchez who is proud of his Nicaraguan heritage, hence 1502, the year Columbus discovered Nicaragua.  1502 currently has 4 lines, the Emerald, Ruby, Black Gold, and 1502 Nicaragua.  These cigars get their names from the finest of goods that were traded and considered items of high value, and still are today. Each line is distinctly different and brings a uniquely enjoyable experience.  1502 also has two brick and…

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Cigar Review: Tatuaje Drinking Age (A.C.E. Shop Exclusive)

Tatuaje Drinking Age (Anthony’s Cigar Emporium Exclusive) The Tatuaje Drinking Age is made at the My Father Cigar Factory in Esteli Nicaragua by the Garcia family with whom Pete Johnson, of Tatuaje Cigars, has been working closely with over the past years. This cigar has been released as a shop exclusive for Anthony’s Cigar Emporium of Phoenix Arizona, to commemorate their 21st year in business. Shop exclusives are nothing new for Anthony’s Cigar Emporium, who last year had not one, but TWO shop exclusives to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Each…

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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: Crowned Heads Yellow Rose of Texas

Texas is a state rich in history and heritage.  We are proud of where we came from and what we stand for.  As many know we are a state that used to be our own country, we won our independence in 1836 and legend has it that we have the Yellow Rose of Texas to thank for that.  Our independence was won at the battle of San Jacinto where Texan forces attacked the Mexican army while their leader, Gen. Santa Ana, literally was caught with his pants down.  The story…

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Cigar Review: ONE13 Prelude Natural Lonsdale

ONE13 is a San Antonio, Texas based cigar company founded by two friends who share a passion for cigars, a respect for the industry and the same birthday, (January 13th). ONE13 issued a press release regarding its name, in which they stated: “ONE13 represents a new life, not only the birth date they both happen to share January 13th, but the birth of this new chapter in their lives.” ONE13 currently has two blends, a Natural, which was released late 2013, and a Maduro, which was released early 2014. They…

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Cigar Review: Tatuaje Pudgy Frank (Pudgy Monsters Pack)

The Tatuaje Pudgy Frank is the “Pudgy Monsters” version of the Monsters series Frank. The Frank was originally released in 2010. The Pudgy Monsters are all made at the My Father Cigar Factory by Don Pepin Garcia for Pete Johnson of Tatuaje. The Pudgy Monsters were released in the summer of 2014 to complement the Monsters, Little Monsters and Actors series. The Pudgy Monsters comes as a 10 cigar sampler pack with a singe Pudgy Frank included with a total of 20,000 boxes released. Vitolas: The Pudgy Frank is a…

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