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Crowned Heads Jericho Hill

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This marks the first full regular production cigar produced from the My Father factories for The Crowned Heads. A partnership that is producing fantastic results. The Jericho Hill is molded from the concept of Johnny Cash. Wrapper, design, and names all derive from his song “The Man in Black” which mention Juarez Mexico where Willy Lee is brought to justice. As a nod to the legend himself, this cigar is born out of respect and honor. The deep Chocolate brown toothy San Andres wrapper matches the songs title. With a cocoa and citrus scent it just pulls you right in. The band is amazingly sharp looking on this cigar. Creamy gold borders with a black background and a crest in the middle. The cold draw has soft pepper note to it.

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Don Pepin Garcia 10th Anniversary

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Don Pepin Garcia 10th Anniversary

Brand: My Father Cigars S.A.

Wrapper: 2009 Ecuadorian Habano Seed

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan Long Filler

Strength: Full

Size: Toro 6.5 x 52

Price: $20.00

 

I was lucky enough to grab myself a Don Pepin Garcia 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2013. Long name, relatively short time, but much has been accomplished in this time frame. To commemorate Don Pepin Garcia’s first factory, they have an exclusive production that is limited to 2,000 boxes/28,000 cigars. This could be one of the most sought after cigars this year due to its limited production. The wrapper is a creamy medium chocolate brown with barely visible lines. The band is just gorgeous with its royal blue and gold lining, it just oozes sophistication and elegance. Not to mention it comes in a wood coffin box marked with name and “Limited Edition 2013” on it. There is a spicy and citrus scent to the wrapper. Holy crap the cold draws spice just hit the back of my throat, this is going to be an intense first couple of puffs.

First puffs– My exact words “There is so much spice”, yes it’s a shot to the senses. But good news is it’s brief. After the initial pepper you get an cedar flavor that mellows it out just a bit. There also seems to be a little bit of sweetness underneath like a dried apricot. The draw however is great to start, it is smooth and creamy.
First third– Spices have died down considerably. There are hints of almond paired with a bitter cocoa. The pepper and cedar are still there as well. Getting even creamier and smoother now.
Second third– The pepper has come towards the front but is more mellowed. The flavors are merging nicely. Still smooth and drawing nicely. The ash was spotty in some points but overall the construction has been absolutely top notch all the way.

Don Pepin Garcia 10th Anniversary Smoked

Final third– Mostly the same flavor profile with the cocoa being more prominent now, along with a bit of earthiness mixed in. I had to relight once. Other than that still good.

Overall a classic Don Pepin cigar that will blast you with spice then surprise you with its smooth smoking experience. Personally this was a bit to strong for my tastes, kinda knocked me around. If your into full flavored spice cigars, you won’t find many better than this one. Due to its limited release I would highly suggest picking one up when you come across it. You will not be disappointed in the quality and craftsmanship that this cigar possesses.

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IPCPR 2013 Review

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I didn’t get a chance to head to IPCPR 2013 as I am new to the cigar news and reviews industry, I just did not have time to get a trip together. But I did follow my twitter feed and other blogs feverishly looking for the new cigars that I would be reviewing in the coming months. I have highlighted some of the upcoming releases that I am excited about and hope to be reviewing once released.

 

Drew Estate– Oh how great the future looks for Drew Estate. They are coming out with some fantastic additions this year. Along with a redesigned site, they are teaming up with Joya de Nicaragua again and continuing the MUWAT line with KFC (Kentucky Fire Cured). These are going to be amazing as they are fire cured with hickory, oak, and maple. It will come in 3 sizes. There is also the Nica Rustica “El Brujito” which looks to be a great robust smoke as well.

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My Father Cigars– Reaching their 10th year in the cigar industry, My Father Cigars is producing the Don Pepín Garcia 10th Anniversary. This is only available as a 6.5 x 52 Vitola and is a limited release of 2500 boxes. Expected single cigar prices are $22, which is a bit high, but im guessing this will be well worth it. After winning cigar of the year honors, I am sure that this will be a highly sought after stogie.

La Palina– Besides the goldie No.2 and No.5 which I still need to try, the upcoming Mr. Sam should be a hit as well. This is a limited production run of 850 boxes in a Robusto 4.75 x 54 Vitola. Expect this to come into stores and leave very fast as La Palina Cigars  is a really hot cigar company right now.

LP MrSam

La Flor Dominicana– This is a company that I have heard a ton about but haven’t had the chance to try yet. Besides their previous releases I will be on the lookout for the new release Chapter One. Limited to 10,000 boxes of a 6.5 x 58 box press vitola. Should be a great smoke based off of early reports on it.

LFD Chapter 1

Nomad– Owner Fred Rewey took a trip to Nicaragua and came back with the Estelí Lot 1386 and is super excited about it. So I am going to be excited about it to. Per the Nomad website “Very limited run that can not be repeated.” I will for sure be hunting this one down.

J Fuego– The Connoisseur is the new cigar for J Fuego this year. I have already had and reviewed this and it was great. But they are releasing new Origen vitolas which I would like to get my hands on.

Oliva– There is only one new release and its the Serie V Melanio Maduro. Ive had the Melanio and loved it. So I am really excited for the Maduro which comes in a Torpedo Vitola and I know will be super tasty.

Crowned Heads– I recently smoked the Headley Grange and absolutely loved it. So I am beyond stoked about the upcoming release of J.D. Howard Reserve. It will come in 5 sizes and should be a very good smoke. This cigar will also be included in a sampler pack called a 6 shooter. It will contain 2 Four Kicks, 2 Headley Grange, and 2 J.D. Howard Reserve. This looks to be the way to go, at $49 MSRP your getting a hell of a great deal.

GurkhaGurkha came out swinging this year. They normally have a lot of releases throughout the year but they have some great updates this IPCPR. First is the Cellar Reserve Limitada, which a bit of a different blend but expect it to be just as great. Prize Fighter which is going to be a $2 cigar, I repeat A $2 GURKHA, holy hell that’s cheap and I know it will be above good for sure.

 Prize Fighter Band

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