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  • Room101 Miami Snow

    Andrew Expert Picks: Holiday Handmades
    Room 101 and my buddy AJ Fernandez pair up to make Miami Snow. An Ecuadorian CT wrapper drapes this Honduran puro bringing in a flavorful, creamy, mellow smoke with notes of nuts, cedar, and hints of pepper. You might not be able to build a snowman, but this is six inches of snow you won't have to shovel!…
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  • Drew Estate Nica Rustica

    Andrew Expert Picks: Must-Have Maduros
    Drew Estate wins my heart again with another full-bodied blend. Nica Rustica comes on strong as a Nicaraguan puro hugged in a Connecticut Broadleaf, bringing in notes of earth, spice, and coffee that builds throughout. Rough but refined, Drew Estate Nica Rustica is never a tough decision when it comes to enjoying a great cigar.…
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  • Diamond Crown Julius Caeser

    Andrew Expert Picks: Habano Heat Wave
    Diamond Crown has always been known for their quality, and Julius Caeser is spot-on! A stunningly silky Ecuadorian Habano wrapper cloaks Dominican fillers bringing in notes of wood, spice, and coffee. This is one blend you never have to worry about stabbing you in the back!…
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  • Drew Estate Undercrown

    Andrew Expert Picks: Summer Starters
    Drew Estate  takes the crown and wears it proudly. Undercrown is just like a slightly mellower Liga Privada No.9, but with a San Andrés wrapper around a mix of Nicaraguan and Brazilian long-fillers. You can expect a medium-bodied experience that is creamy and balanced—long live the Undercrown!…
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  • Camacho Corojo

    Andrew Expert Picks: All-Time Greats
    I've always been a long time Camacho fan; and if you've had any of their blends, you might agree. Corojo is a robust medley of Honduran fillers with a Corojo wrapper that hits upfront with spice, pepper, earth, and some lingering sweetness—sometimes seeing red isn't such a bad thing!…
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  • Oliva Serie 'O'

    Andrew Expert Picks: Spring Into Sun Grown
    Oliva continues to produce hit after hit, and Serie 'O' is still a classic. Few Nicaraguan puros pull it off well, but this beauty is full with notes of cedar up front, hints of nuts, and a smattering of spices, all which carry a slight sweetness that builds over the course of the smoke.…
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  • Micallef Experiencia La Crema

    Andrew Expert Picks: Spring Favorites
    Micallef may be the new kid on the block, but they are no one hit wonder. Experiencia features a flawless Sumatra wrapper draping a tri-country blend that offers a medium-bodied experience. Expect subtle cocoa sweetness mixed with slightly earthy and pepper tones. Once you sample one of their blends you'll be drawn to try them all.…
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  • Fratello Navetta

    Andrew Expert Picks: Silver & Gold
    Known for releasing flavorful boutique blends, Fratello does it again with the out-of-this-world Navetta. Covered with an Ecuador Oscuro Habano leaf with Nicaraguan fillers beneath, this medium to full-bodied premium offers notes of wood, earth, and spice. This is one cigar you'll be over the moon for!…
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  • Joya de Nicaragua Red

    Andrew Expert Picks: Winter Winners
    Joya de Nicaragua is known for its full-bodied blends, but it stepped out of the box with Red. This Nicaraguan puro is surrounded with a Nicaraguan-grown wrapper, which brings a smooth oak nuance up front with earth, spice, and a bit of leather that lingers in the background. This premium will leave you with seeing anything but Red.…
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  • Guardian of the Farm

    Andrew Expert Picks: Favorite Fallbacks
    Warped and Casa Fernandez collaborated to make a masterpiece with Guardian of the Farm. With bold Nicaraguan fillers and a Corojo wrapper, I expected more strength, but it yielded a medium body with notes of earth and hints of cinnamon. Guardian will certainly be keeping a watch on my humidor for a while.…
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