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  • 601 La Bomba

    Andrew New, New, New
    601 La Bomba is the newest addition to the 601 line. Produced by Don Pepín García, this stogie is quite literally “the bomb.” Lots of ligero produces strong spice with a good measure of cedar along with some muddy espresso notes. Be warned, only experienced aficionados can diffuse this full-bodied vitola; beginners may need rescuing.…
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  • Don Sixto by Nestor Plasencia

    Josh New, New, New
    I’ve always enjoyed Nestor Plasencia’s cigars. The guy knows how to grow tobacco, what can I say? But his Don Sixto blend is more than just another well-made premium. Thick plumes of creamy smoke waft from the Connecticut wrapper as cedar, nuts, and earth overwhelm your senses. The kicker? A Nicaraguan Habano binder that amps up the strength! …
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  • Man O' War Side Projects

    Tina New, New, New
    Since I know this cigar is full-bodied with pepper and spice, I handed it over to my Italian sweetie since he’s fond of the occasional robust cigar. Some say food is the way to a man’s heart, but I’m going to have to disagree. This Pennsylvania Broadleaf masterpiece had him singing, “That’s Amore” after just a few puffs. It’s safe to say this one is a …
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