Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Corona Imperial

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The Arturo Fuente Corona Imperial is a masterpiece and a perfect representation of what you can do with aged tobacco. Although the cigar is mild, you will experience flavors that leave you satisfied and fulfilled. The thin ring gauge of the cigar extenuates the genuine Connecticut Shade Wrapper grown in the loamy, glacial soil of the Unites States River Valley. Inside you can expect nothing less than finely and generously aged Dominican Tobaccos from Chateau de la Fuente. Packaged in boxes of 25 cigars, the Corona Imperial will surely catch your eye wearing the iconic green foot ribbon which the Fuente family pioneered decades ago. 

After giving the cigar a guillotine cut, the cold draw yields hints of peanuts and hay, with a slightly sweet finish. The 46 diameter of the cigar makes for easy lighting in windy conditions. The draw is phenomenal and can be best described as flawless. The smoke output is generous. Overall, the taste gives off hay, peanut, white pepper, and lemongrass. I was surprised to find citrus notes, which is not a flavor I find in many mild cigars. I found the flavor to stay the same except for the white pepper becoming more pronounced at the end. The average burn time between three cigars was around 1 hour and 5 minutes. I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar; the size, flavor, and intensity made a great unison for me. The ring gauge is a selling point for this cigar without a doubt. A smaller diameter like this is easy to light on a boat or the golf course. The flavor pairs perfectly with the salty air or freshly cut grass. Whether mild cigars are an occasional or regular thing for you, I highly recommend picking up a box of these. With a price point of just under $150, a long burn time, and unrivaled quality I think it is a no-brainer.

Brick House Double Connecticut Short Torpedo

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There is no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than smoking some American tobacco. The Brick House Double Connecticut Short Torpedo is the perfect pairing for any U.S.-based holiday. With a genuine Connecticut Shade wrapper, a real Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos; this cigar steals the show! The cigar wears the traditional Brick House band, complimented by a foot band that looks like the American flag. I do not typically prefer torpedo-shaped cigars, but this one is rather fun. The torpedo is rather subtle and makes a smooth transition into the rest of the cigar. After cutting, the cold draw gives off notes of hay and peanuts. After lighting the cigar, I get a well-balanced, light to medium-bodied flavor. Notes of peanut butter, grass, bread, hay, citrus, and a slight hint of white pepper show themselves. Overall, there is no bite or overly intense components. I will say that the smoke is thick and fulfilling, making this cigar just a notch above mild on the intensity scale. 

Between three samples there were no variances in flavor, construction, or smoke time. Each one burned for about 50-55 minutes. With the cost of labor in the United States and how labor-intensive it is to grow tobacco, Iā€™m not sure how the guys at J.C. Newman can price this cigar so affordably! For under $7 a cigar and with two Connecticut components, this cigar is a steal. With labor costs in the United States being so high, usually the tobacco and cigars are pricy too.  It is the perfect price point for a daily, long-filler, premium cigar. Packaged in boxes of 25, with a price tag of under $160 this one will surely help you celebrate Independence Day properly!