May 16, 2023
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Is the Cuban Cohiba Siglo IV as deserving of the spotlight as the bigger, buzzier sizes like the Siglo VI or Esplendido? We put one of these Cuban corona gordas through our blind tasting process to see how this often-overlooked cigar performed. In the Dominican Republic, Altadis U.S.A. decided to make an entire line of H. Upmann cigars in the two-toned barber-pole style. It’s called the H. Upmann 1844 Special Edition Barbier and Cigar Insider rated the entire line, along with a vertical brand tasting of Milk & Honey, a small series of cigars out of Nicaragua with an unusual backstory. Plus, new sizes in Viaje’s Honey & Hand Grenades line, a pair of Miami-made smokes from General Cigar and a Dominican Gran Corona from Warped. Also, be sure to read Insider’s Q&A with the owner and CEO of HumidifGroup, the company behind some of the industry’s most elegant cigar boxes.