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General Cigar Presents 1907 By Dunhill

GENERAL CIGAR PRESENTS 1907 BY DUNHILL

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Four New Super Premium Sizes to Make Worldwide Debut

General Cigar announces the world premiere of 1907 by Dunhill®, a medium-bodied, four-cigar collection that will be available at fine cigar shops nationwide, and at premium tobacconists worldwide, beginning in May.

1907 by Dunhill marks the first full-time new Dunhill brand since its Signed Range was introduced in 2001, and commemorates the first box-pressed cigar in the entire Dunhill portfolio, with the range’s new Toro size.

Yves Politi, head of British American Tobacco Ltd.’s Dunhill cigar division said, “In the century since opening its flagship tobacco shop in London, Dunhill has remained synonymous with exquisite cigars in elegant packaging. 1907 celebrates the Dunhill brand’s time-honored tradition of tobacco mastery, while incorporating elements that speak to the modern cigar smoker’s passion points: a fuller taste profile, accessible pricing and classic sizing.”

Handcrafted by artisans in Santiago, D.R., 1907 by Dunhill is made with a proprietary blend of Dominican ligeros and Brazilian Mata Fina, bound with Dominican Olor and wrapped in a hearty Honduran Olancho leaf. The new Dunhill expression delivers complex flavor with nuances of spice, and a rich, creamy finish.

1907 by Dunhill consists of these four sizes: Rothschild (4.5” x 48; SRP per cigar $8.25); Robusto (5” x 52; SRP per cigar $8.50); Churchill (7” x 49, SRP per cigar $9.25) and the box-pressed Toro (6” x 54, SRP per cigar $9.00).  Each frontmark is packaged in an 18-count wooden box with a sliding lid.

General Cigar Co. is the leading manufacturer and marketer of handcrafted cigars for the premium market. Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar’s skilled artisans produce Macanudo®, Cohiba®,  La Gloria Cubana®, Partagas®, CAO®, Punch®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur® and several other leading premium brands in the company’s Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan factories. In addition, the company cultivates proprietary tobacco which is used exclusively in its blends. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City. Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through tobacconists nationwide and also exports select products to 62 countries. For more information, please visit www.cigarworld.com.

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® Dunhill is a registered trademark of British American Tobacco p.l.c.

 

® Macanudo, Cohiba, La Gloria Cubana, Partagas, CAO, Punch, Hoyo de Monterrey, Excalibur and Club Macanudo are registered trademarks of General Cigar Company.

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Veritas Cigars: Torch Habano

Veritas Cigars: Torch Habano

Veritas Torch habano

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Jalapa and Ometepe

Size: 6×50 Toro

Price: $7.50

Acquired:  Sample courtesy of Veritas Cigars

The Torch Habano is the second cigar we received from Veritas Cigars to sample.  The Torch Habano did not let us down.

This cigar features a medium to dark brown Sun Grown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.  The cigar itself is just a bit oily, has a pig-tailed cap, and has very minimal veining.  The Torch Habano sports the same band as the other Torch lines, which is that of two clenched fists holding burning cigars all set to the background of a city skyline.

Flavor wise, I detected some definite wood and cedar notes as well as a light leathery flavoring.  As smoking progressed I began to detect an almost coffee type of flavor to it as well.  Overall this is a pleasant cigar when it comes to flavor.

The Veritas Torch Habano faired well in the construction category.  The cigar was firm with a good draw.  This Torch Habano did require a couple small touch ups while smoking, but overall, not bad.  Ash held firm and the smoke was plentiful and white.

Our recommendation, give it a try.  The flavor profile of this cigar is enjoyable and pleasant.  The biggest downfall I can find is that there does not seem to be any shops around me stocking these cigars.

Want more info?  Check out Veritas Cigars on their website:

http://www.veritascigars.com

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Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma

Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma

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Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas

Binder: Connecticut Stalk-Cut Habano

Filler: Nicaraguan and Brazilian Mata Fina

Size: 6×56 Box-pressed

Price: $9.95

Acquired:  Sample courtesy of Drew Estate

The new Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma is the newest size in the Undercown line.  The Dogma is a limited edition commemorative cigar being run to commemorate the one year anniversary of Cigar Dojo.  The Undercrown Dogma will come in 10 count boxes and will be sold exclusively through Smoke Inn.

Looks wise, it looks like an Undercrown with the exception of the additional band that reads “DOGMA” and “Cigar Dojo Commemorative Edition” below.  The wrapper is a nice dark and slightly oily Mexican San Andres wrapper.  The veining in this wrapper leaf is minimal.

Upon first light of the new Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma you are greeted with hints of saltiness on your tongue that are accompanied by some pleasant wood notes.  As you smoke the cigar a very enjoyable toasted nuttiness begins to develop.  The saltiness in the Dogma is further complimented about halfway into the stick when an almost caramel type sweetness begins to develop.  The flavor profile on this cigar is fantastic.

As with most Drew Estate products, the construction was straight on.  The ash held firm only falling when ashed and the smoke was thick and white.  This cigar required only one touch up, however it was being smoked outdoors with a slight wind.

Buy it, Yes!  If you are a fan of the Undercrown, you will definitely love the new Dogma.  This new size offers some very unique flavors and a 100% enjoyable smoking experience.

Want more info?  Check out the entire press release we ran on the Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma here: http://www.keepingyourmancard.com/2014/03/25/press-release-drew-estate-announces-release-of-undercrown-dogma/

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Nomad Connecticut Fuerte

Nomad Connecticut Fuerte

Nomad Connecticut Fuerte

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Ecuadorian Habano

Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan

Size: Corona 5.5×44

Price: $8.50

Acquired:  Sample courtesy of House of Emilio

Nomad Cigar Company is a brand that came on the market a few years back and is owned by brand owner Fred Rewey.  If you have ever met Fred, or follow him on Facebook or Twitter, you know he is probably one of the funniest guys in the cigar industry.   However, his latest release the Nomad Connecticut Fuerte, is no laughing matter.

The new Nomad Connecticut Fuerte is Nomad Cigar Company’s entry into the Connecticut cigar market.  The new Nomad Connecticut Fuerte is available in four sizes; corona, toro, robusto, and robusto gordo.  All of which come in 20 count boxes.

Let’s talk looks.  The Nomad Connecticut Fuerte features a light colored Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.  The wrapper leaf is light with minimal veining.  The Nomad Connecticut Fuerte shares a similar band to that of the Nomad Classis cigar line, which reads “Nomad” and has a red and black color scheme.

Flavor wise, this is quite possibly the best Connecticut cigar on the market right now.  Yes, that is a bold statement, and yes it is my opinion, but this is a fantastic stick.  The flavors I picked up while smoking this stick were that of wood, spice, a strong nuttiness, and some pleasant leathery notes.  This cigar also had a very nice creaminess that was present throughout the entire smoke.  The grand finale, aka the last quarter of this cigar will knock your socks off.  The spice of this cigar explodes and is very pleasing to your palate.

Burn wise, every one of the cigars that I have smoked, ten in total, has burned excellently.

Do I recommend you try it for yourself?  You bet.  As mentioned above, I have smoked ten of these, in the last two weeks.  Why?  It is that damn good.  Go out and find them, buy a box, and smoke them.  Then repeat.

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