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Master Blenders: Francisco Batista of Royal Agio Cigars

In this audio podcast, Dominican Republic native, Francisco Batista, talks to Gary Korb about his gig as General Manager and Premium Cigar Master Blender for Agio Caribbean Tobacco, whose brands include Royal Agio Cigars’ highly-acclaimed Balmoral and San Pedro de Macoris cigars. Click and listen now!

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#nowsmoking: Crux Epicure Maduro Toro

We’re #nowsmoking outside for this Crux Epicure Maduro cigar review, and it’s up for audition as Gary’s first cigar of the day. Click, see and read what he thought of this full-flavored blend from Crux & AJ Fernandez. . .

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#nowsmoking: Montecristo Espada Oscuro Ricasso

Cigar Advisor Executive Editor Gary Korb steps outside for this Montecristo Espada Oscuro cigar review – he’s #nowsmoking the Ricasso, and gives you all the details on this follow-up to the original 2014 Espada. Click here for more…

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#nowsmoking: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras EL 2019 LC46

Gary goes Limited Edition and settles down on the patio outside Famous Smoke Shop, #nowsmoking the LC46 for his Crowned Heads Las Calaveras EL 2019 cigar review. For his impressions and more on this VERY in-demand LE cigar, click here.

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#nowsmoking: Villiger La Meridiana Toro Box Press

Gary Korb presents his review of the Villiger La Meridiana Toro Box Press cigar in this #nowsmoking cigar review video. Gary paired the cigar with coffee and 1804 Grand Imperial Orange Liqueur. To get his take on this cigar, click here.

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#nowsmoking: Henry Clay War Hawk Toro

It’s a distinctive change of pace for Henry Clay, and Gary proves it in this #nowsmoking cigar review – as he takes the War Hawk Toro for a ride. Click here to watch the video and read his tasting notes.

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#nowsmoking: The Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 Corona

See our The Tabernacle Havana Seed No.142 Corona cigar review: rolled in a rare, Connecticut-grown leaf cultivated by the self-proclaimed “King of Broadleaf,” Nick Melillo’s 3-nation blend packs plenty of punch. See our deep dive on this Foundation Cigar now…

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#nowsmoking: Fuente Fuente Opus X Pussy Cat

Few luxury-class cigars are in higher demand than Opus X cigars. See our Fuente Fuente Opus X Pussy Cat cigar review here: it’s one of a new breed of small cigars that’s true to its pedigree, while delivering plenty of flavor in a Petite Corona format.

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Master Blenders: Nestor Plasencia Jr., VP of Plasencia Tobacco S.A. (2019)

Nestor Plasencia Jr. joins Cigar Advisor’s Gary Korb for another Master Blenders video podcast: watch them talk about the Plasencia family’s 154 years of tobacco growing, the success of Alma Fuerte cigars, how they grow and create hybrid tobaccos, and more.

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#nowsmoking: Aganorsa Leaf Famous Smoke Shop 80th Anniversary Toro

#nowsmoking the Limited Edition Aganorsa Leaf Famous Smoke Shop 80th Anniversary Toro: it’s not your average, ordinary “collector’s cigar” – click now to get the notes in our short review…

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