reserve SELECTION  /  JUNE 2022

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TATUAJE COJONÚ 2021

Length: 7”

Ring Gauge: 58

Strength: Medium-Full

MSRP: $14.00

TATUAJE COJONÚ 2021

For close to 20 years, Tatuaje has delivered outstanding cigar after outstanding cigar. Their original brown label cigars nearly broke the industry when they debuted. For many it was the closest cigar one could get to a Cuban Montecristo (in the domestic market). The look, appearance, and flavor are all throwbacks to the world famous Montecristo No. 2. Every Tatujae cigar is made with the utmost care by Jose “Pepin” Garcia at his factories. Pete Johnson, the owner of Tatuaje Cigars, works hand-in-hand with Garcia to develop each new Tatuaje blend. Their relationship is tight, and Pete is often regarded as a member of the family. This strong bond is at the heart of every Tatuaje cigar. Each new cigar they blend and create together is unique and cubanesque. Each subsequent release brought more attention to the brand, and it has a devoted following that continues to drive the brand to new heights.

A new addition to Tatuaje’s Cojonú line has arrived! The Tatuaje’s Cojonú 2021 is one of the brand’s most cherished blends and new releases in the line only happen so often. The last Cojonú debuted in 2012, so this new arrival is welcome. The blend is based on the brand’s Selección de Cazador line, but it uses more ligero in the filler to give it a stronger profile. The blend is composed of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos, and it’s topped with a gorgeous Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Like most Tatuaje cigars, Cojonú 2021 is handmade in Nicaragua at My Father Cigars S.A. Tasting notes include flavors of leather, rich earth, cedar, and pepper with hints of mocha, toasted breads, and cinnamon. While this is the first Tatuaje’s Cojonú release in a long time, in our opinion, it was certainly worth the wait.

JOYA DE NICARAGUA CINCO DECADAS EL DOCTOR

Length: 6″

Ring Gauge: 52

Strength: Medium-Full

MSRP: $20.00

JOYA DE NICARAGUA CINCO DECADAS EL DOCTOR

Cigar manufacturers love to celebrate milestones. We’re not sure if we’ve ever seen any other industry as smitten with celebrating anniversaries. This is not a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination, rather just an observation. Truthfully, these milestones drive most cigar companies to create some of their best work, and the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas is no exception. For over 5 decades (Cinco Decadas), Nicaragua’s oldest cigar factory has been making exceptional cigars that have garnered attention and praise from all over the world. To celebrate their 50 years of heritage and the bright future of JDN, the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas was created.

One of the first two shapes ever rolled at the Joya de Nicaragua cigar factory was the Torpedo. So, it was no surprise to see this shape in a line celebrating their half century of cigar making. A shape like this is not easy to produce well, but the artisan craftsmen at JDN have done a superb job. Joya is mum on the blend details except that all tobaccos used in this blend come from Nicaragua. Whatever they may be, they are well-aged, rich, and flavorful. The wrapper leaf is a dark and luscious looking leaf that is as inviting as its label. The blend is a masterpiece of balance featuring flavors that are both sweet and spicy. The flavor delivery is luxurious and smooth with notes of cream, earth, and cedar along with hints of berries, cinnamon, and sugar. These wonderful cigars are a testament to the skills of the Joya de Nicaragua team and their craft.

DAVIDOFF LIMITED EDITION 2022 GRAN TORO

Length: 5 1/2″

Ring Gauge: 58

Strength: Medium-Full

MSRP: $32.00

DAVIDOFF LIMITED EDITION 2022 GRAN TORO

Davidoff is an iconic name in the cigar industry. They are the first true luxury brand in the cigar industry and are known for producing some of the best, high-quality, and consistent handmade cigars in the world. Their factories in the Dominican Republic are cathedrals to the craft, and their tobacco stores are the envy of fellow manufacturers. It’s the company’s commitment to quality that drives them to regularly examine their work and adjust blends as necessary. Whether you grab a Davidoff Aniversario Double R today or 5 years from now, their process ensures that the cigars are remarkably consistent. It’s one of the many reasons why only a Davidoff is a Davidoff. Their cigars are truly timeless.

The latest limited edition from Davidoff has burst onto the scene! The Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 is part of what Davidoff calls their “Black Band Collection” (which was previously referred to as the Discovery Series). The Black Band Collection includes their Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá lines. This limited edition is available in a single Gran Toro format and the blend includes tobaccos from each of the three Davidoff Black Band lines. The blend is complex thanks to its core of five unique filler tobaccos: Brazilian mata fina seco, visos from Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua, and a Hybrid 2020 seco and San Vicente mejorado seco from the Dominican Republic. The binder is a Brazilian seco leaf, and it is topped with a dark Ecuadorian wrapper. Tasting notes include flavors of leather, cedar, and pepper with hints of coffee, nuts, and cocoa. This richly flavored cigar is complex and satisfying. The Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 is another exceptional release from the company.

drew estate 20 ACRE FARM robusto

Length: 5 1/2”

Ring Gauge: 54

Strength: Medium

MSRP: $12.50

20 ACRE FARM GORDO

Drew Estate is one of the largest and most popular cigar manufacturers in Nicaragua. Over the years, they have developed a cult-like following of fans. If you take a step back and look at things, it’s easy to understand why. From the beginning, they have prioritized developing relationships with their consumer base, and it has not changed in over 20 years. It is evident in their social media, their in-store events, and most recently their online events. If you’ve been connected with them in one of these fashions, you understand the hype is real. They are genuinely focused on having an authentic experience with their fans. It doesn’t matter if you’re interacting with one of their local sales reps or a principal, the enthusiasm and love for the brand is evident. This unique relationship set the stage for tremendous growth and eventually acquisition. None of that really matters unless the product is something special. Throughout their history, Drew Estate has been making outstanding quality cigars that are as unique as the company itself. From Acid to Liga Privada, everything in the Drew Estate portfolio is special.

In an effort to revive the art of tobacco growing in Central Florida (which ceased in 1977), Jeff Borysiewicz purchased a pristine 20-acre plot of land near the Central Florida town of Clermont. He began cultivating tobacco on his small farm in 2013 with the hopes of reviving the Sunshine State’s legacy of tobacco growing. Together with his friends at Drew Estate, they wanted to create a brand that would pay homage to the past and build a bridge to the future using tobacco grown on this farm. Blended in the traditional style of Pure Havana cigars that were all the rage in the middle 20th century, 20 Acre Farm uses a blend of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, a Sun Grown Habano binder lead from the farm, and an Ecuador Connecticut Shade wrapper. Tasting notes include flavors of cedar, cream, and roasted nuts with hints of citrus, baking spices, and earth. 20 Acre Farm is an exceptionally well made showcase of flavor.