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  • Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970

    Kelly Expert Picks: Through the Years
    This premium is worth celebrating, as this was the initial brand made in the first cigar factory that opened in Nicaragua in 1969. Continuing to top the charts on my favorites list with its full-bodied profile, cedar and earth nuances, and spice on the finish, Antaño is perfect when you want to sit back and reminisce!…
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  • San Cristobal Elegancia

    Kelly Expert Picks: Holiday Handmades
    A slight break from the fuller-bodied blends I enjoy, this did not disappoint in the least bit! The seamless Ecuador Connecticut wrapper and Nicaraguan blend led to some pepper notes upfront. About 1/4 of the way through, hints of pepper were balanced out by a heavy, smooth draw, full of flavor in each puff.…
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  • E.P. Carrillo La Historia

    Kelly Expert Picks: Must-Have Maduros
    Before I get carried away, let's admire the premium at hand: A San Andrés wrapper, Ecuador Sumatra binder, and long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican. As for the flavors, prepare your palate for a rich, satisfying experience filled with notes of black cherry, coffee, cocoa, and hints of spice—this is one for the books!…
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  • H. Upmann 1844 Reserve

    Kelly Expert Picks: Habano Heat Wave
    H. Upmann 1844 Reserve made a lasting impression in my group of handmades. This cigar performed like a champion with top-notch construction. The deep, ample tobacco flavors from the tri-country long-filler blend of Peruvian, Nicaraguan, and Dominican leaves provided an experience that was smooth and flawless.…
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  • Diesel Unlimited

    Kelly Expert Picks: Summer Starters
    Hearty filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and long-leaf from the San Andrès Valley, along with a Cuban-seed Ligero wrapper offers one heck of a cigar which packs robust notes of earth, leather, and oak...all with a spicy kick. This is one premium from Diesel that delivers optimum flavor and performance—a limitless experience!…
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  • Punch

    Kelly Expert Picks: All-Time Greats
    There was no doubt the #12 Cigar of 2018 had to make it in this lineup! Robust and full-flavored, this Ecuadorian-wrapped premium contains a tri-country blend of fillers that produce earthy aromas with underlying hints of spice. Strong but not overpowering, this cigar lives up to its name, packing a punch in all the right ways!…
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  • H. Upmann Legacy Nicaragua

    Kelly Expert Picks: Spring Into Sun Grown
    Never receiving an official release, this limited-edition premium was one I just had to try. Aged for no less than three years, filled with 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos, this cigar 'wow-ed' in every way! Rich flavors flourished from head to foot with nuances of almonds, cedar, spice, and earth. This is one Legacy that's legendary!…
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  • Camacho Ecuador

    Kelly Expert Picks: Spring Favorites
    As a fan of full-bodied cigars, I sampled Camacho Ecuador and realized I made a huge mistake by not trying one sooner! Medium to full-bodied, the electric blue bands aren't the only thing bold about this blend. Expect big flavors of coffee and chocolate with a rich, bready aroma—this cigar is more than good, it's great!…
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