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  • El Triunfador

    Alex Smooth Summer Stogies
    El Triunfador caught my palate, amazingly enough, due to its natural sweet character. The stick looks amazing; oily, toothy, nearly seamlessly wrapped...just begs you to light it up. Once you do, you're met with a mellow to medium body that brings an earthy core of premium tobacco flavors to your palate. On the finish, Triunfador's naturally sweet nuance brings a smile to your face as you realize …
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  • Perdomo Reserve Champagne 10th Anniversary

    Andrew Smooth Summer Stogies
    Light on the feet and sure to please. This lovely Connie was once rated cigar of the year by the prestigious Robb Report. The supple Connecticut and delectable long fillers add up to a cigar that's mellow and supremely smooth, offering notes of wood, hints of nuts, and just a touch of earthiness. Crack open the Champagne when you need a little tobacco intoxication - its ok to tie one off before …
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  • Man O' War Virtue

    Matt Smooth Summer Stogies
    I'll admit, when I first heard about a mellower Man O' War hitting the market, I was a little skeptical. I should have known better than to doubt AJ and less than a minute after lighting up Man O' War Virtue, all my doubts were washed away. Virtue is incredibly smooth and creamy with just enough Nicaraguan ligero to add a feint touch of pepper and keep it in the mellow-medium category. Even you …
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  • Gurkha Beauty

    Josh Smooth Summer Stogies
    This one's a monster that takes at least an hour to properly enjoy so be sure to carve out some time before lighting up this Beauty. I love medium to full-bodied cigars but Beauty is a fantastic departure. Its wrapper comes aged seven years and its filler no less than five. This means you get a full-flavored but super smooth experience. The massive 58 gauge keeps a cool, even burn and releases …
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