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  • Drew Estate Tabak Especial

    Michael Expert Picks: Supreme Infusions
    Drew Estate Tabak Especial Café con Leche blends two luscious wrappers to give you a perfectly-balanced joyride of flavors. The Connecticut Broadleaf and Ecuador Connecticut wrappers give this infused cigar notes of rich espresso and the sweetness of vanilla bean that will satisfy the most extreme tobacco purist. …
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  • Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970

    Michael Expert Picks: Christmas Lights
    You can taste the rich Nicaraguan history in this full-bodied beauty from Estelí’s first cigar manufacturer. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 is a superb Nicaraguan puro featuring a dark and oily Criollo wrapper. It is deep and earthy with notes of roasted nuts and spice. This cigar is perfect to savor on a cold winter’s night drinking spiced eggnog. …
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  • Trinidad Reserve

    Michael Expert Picks: Fall Classics
    You can taste the Cuban tradition in this Honduras blended Trinidad Reserve. The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper encases a robust blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers that make this full-bodied cigar smooth and complex with a hint of sweetness. This is a great cigar for after lunch. Just break off the pigtail, light it up and enjoy. …
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  • Dunhill Heritage

    Michael Expert Picks: Ligero-Laced
    Dunhill Heritage is wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano ligero wrapper, which encases a Nicaraguan Jalapa binder and fillers from Ometepe and Honduras. Blended in Honduras, with Cuban heritage, this cigar pairs fantastic with a single malt scotch. Watch the pairing video at CIGAR.com/HERITAGE…
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  • Zino Platinum Crown Series

    Michael Expert Picks: Summer Shade
    From the house that Davidoff built is the Zino Platinum Grand Master. A smooth and complex cigar with notes of rich coffee and cocoa. Made with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Connecticut binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Peru, this mellow to medium-bodied cigar is that one you want sitting on your front porch at sunset with a nice aged rum.…
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  • Oliva Serie 'G'

    Michael Expert Picks: Cameroon Craze
    The Oliva Serie ‘G’ is one of those cigars you really have to have in your humidor. It’s a great everyday smoke that has a consistent flavor throughout. The African Cameroon wrapper really sets off the Nicaraguan filler with notes of rich coffee and a slight spice. And like a fine wine, it only gets better with age.…
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  • Rocky Patel Vintage '99 Connecticut

    Michael Expert Picks: Masterfully Balanced
    Not just for breakfast anymore. The Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Connecticut is a great cigar for anytime of the day. This 7-year-aged Connecticut is mellow but full of flavor. It is buttery, smooth, and creamy with a slightly spicy note. It pairs great with a nice Merlot or your morning cup of coffee. Visit: www.CIGAR.com/onevillagecoffee…
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  • Punch Signature

    Michael Expert Picks: Powerhouse Puros
    Punch is back with a vengeance. Punch Signature harkens back to its original blend with a dark, oily Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper that gives you a nice shot of pepper upfront. As you get into this full-bodied smoke, notes of leather and an earthy spice please the palate. The smoke is thick and creamy leaving your taste buds wanting more. …
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  • La Perla Habana Black Pearl Original

    Michael Expert Picks: Brazilian Safari
    Perfect any time of day, Black Pearl’s smooth subtleties work well as a morning cigar while its full-flavored character is more than worthy as an after dinner indulgence. The Arapiraca wrapper adds some nice complexities without increasing the overall strength. It is a medium-bodied blend with an earthy core and notes of toast and cedar throughout.…
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