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#Nowsmoking: Punch Diablo Scamp

Where it’s at: A sharp, red-peppery start, transitions fairly quickly to a sweeter, pepper-laced smoke. Good volume of well-balanced smoke with a lingering peppery finish throughout. Perfect for cigar smokers who crave spicy-peppery cigars.

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#Nowsmoking: Truce Connecticut Reserve By Plasencia Robusto

Well-built with an attractive, silky, blonde wrapper. Creamy and mellow to start with an understated sweetness and some peppery hangtime. Smoke is thick and chewy with well-rounded, velvety flavors of oak, cashew, peppery spice, and a subtle note of caramel. Nice “first cigar of the day.”

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#Nowsmoking: Huntsman By Plasencia Toro

Paired with: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Whiskey…Well-crafted. Leathery pre-light. Smoke is mellow to start. A pronounced note of chocolate sets the tone. Well-balanced flavors transition to an earthy, spicy, toasty mix with an underlying ribbon of chocolate. Whiskey reveals a nice subtle sweetness. Spice is more vivid in the last act. Full-flavored.

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2018 CA Report: 10 Cigar Boom Cigars Your Humidor Shouldn’t Be Without

For those who remember the Cigar Boom ’90s (and those who wish you did), step into the Hot Nub Time Machine as we report on 10 cigars that helped light the match. Many veteran cigar smokers still enjoy these seminal smokes today; newer cigar smokers, you’ll discover some true classics well worth adding to your collection.

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#Nowsmoking: Sobermesa Short Robusto

Impeccably crafted. Wrapper is glossy with a fine, leathery texture. Dense, chewy smoke imparts notes of sweet tobacco, cedar, and spice up front accentuated by hints of black pepper. Perfectly-balanced layers of cedar, dark chocolate, and peppery spice throughout with a long finish. Totally awesome.

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#NowSmoking: Casa Fernandez Miami Arsenio Oro

Trending: #nowsmoking Casa Fernandez Miami Arsenio Oro, a medium-bodied Nicaraguan from Aganorsa Leaf...see our 10-second cigar review of this Toro here, and share! Find us on Instagram: @famoussmokeshop and @cigaradvisor
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Master Blenders: Benji Menendez, Former SVP of Premium Cigars – General Cigar

In 2006, we got the rare opportunity to interview one of the most esteemed personalities in the cigar business: Benji Menendez. The audio was never published, as the tapes were believed lost - until now! Hear Benji's remarkable story from his life in Cuba to his success with General Cigar - listen now!
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#NowSmoking: Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle

Trending: #nowsmoking Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle Sublime, a Maduro from Crowned Heads Cigars...see our 10-second cigar review of this Toro here, and share! Find us on Instagram: @famoussmokeshop and @cigaradvisor
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#NowSmoking: The Tabernacle

Trending: #nowsmoking The Tabernacle Torpedo from Foundation Cigars...see our 10-second cigar review here, and share! Find us on Instagram: @famoussmokeshop and @cigaradvisor
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2018 CA Report: 10 Best Short Cigars Worth Smoking

Short in stature, tall on flavor! If you thought short cigars weren't going to smoke long enough, or weren't worth the coin that bigger cigars often command - let these ten petite primos change your mind. Our best short cigar picks will spark your interest; and from what we learned, you may be as impressed as we were.
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