April 9, 2019
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We present two new vertical brand tastings in this issue: all the sizes in the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro line from Drew Estate, as well as New World Cameroon Selection by AJ Fernandez. Plus, we review the Saint Luis Rey Herfing, a new Cuban Regional Edition cigar produced for the Middle East. In cigar industry news, Lars Tetens teams up with Alec Bradley, our editors report on the status of Nicaragua's cigar crop and the year 2018 turns out to be the biggest for the cigar industry in two decades, with imports of 362 million cigars.