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Press Release: Guayacan Cigars Expands Offerings

Guayacan Cigars Expands Offerings
After meeting with Guayacan Cigars owner and blender Noel Rojas this morning Gary Griffith of the House of Emilio is pleased to announce size extensions to the original Guayacan blend.
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Press Release: Emilio Cigars to release Draig Cayuquero

Emilio Cigars to release Draig Cayuquero
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Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced today that the second release in the Draig series, Cayuquero, will begin shipping to retailers within the next few weeks.
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Press Release: House of Emilio Announces Master Retailer Program

House of Emilio Announces Master Retailer Program
Gary Griffith announced today that House of Emilio, which includes the Emilio, 1502, Ezra Zion, Nomad, Epicurean, Rodrigo, Guayacan, and Bodega Premium cigar brands has created a “Master Retailer” program.
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First Annual Music City Pipe Show and Sale Recap

The First Annual Music City Pipe Show and Sale

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I know that I am a little late at getting this post up, but I did want to mention a thing or two about this little event that I attended last weekend.  The event was put on in Nashville and hosted by the Southern Fried Pipe Club, Joe Case Pipes, Big Star Cigar, Uptowns Smoke Shop, and Smoker’s Abbey.

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Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Ramon Allones SS

Wrapper: Cuban

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Size: Corona Gorda 5 5/8 x 46

Acquired: Gifted by a friend.

Today’s review is a very special treat that was gifted to me by a friend this past weekend at the Music City Pipe Show and Sale in Nashville, TN.  The Ramon Allones  Specially Selected is a Cuban made cigar that is unavailable for purchase here in the U.S..   The Ramon Allones that was smoked for this review is from 2010.

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CAO Flathead 554

CAO Flathead

CAO Flathead

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: V554 Camshaft 5 ½ x 54

Price:  $7.25

Acquired: Provided courtesy of General Cigar.

The newest line to come out of the CAO factory and released at the 2013 IPCPR show was the new CAO Flathead series.  Inspiration for this line is drawn from cars, more specifically hot rods and engines.  Each cigar size is named after a different part, V642 Piston (6 1/2 x 42), V554 Camshaft (5 1/2 x 54), V660 Carb (6 x 60) and the giant V770 Big Block (7 x 70).  Being a known gear head, I was excited to see how these new sticks would be.

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Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades

Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades

Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Criollo

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: The Rapier 6 ½ x 44

Price: $9.50

Purchased at:  Burns East-Chattanooga, TN

Let me first start off by saying the name is badass, Honey and Hand Grenades.  Upon first seeing this stick I read the name and could only imagine what the flavor must be like, a sweetness like honey followed by the explosion of the hand grenade part, for the most part, I was right.  This cigar was released almost a year ago in September 2012.  The Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades is a limited release with only 300 boxes of 25 cigars being released for each size.

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