November 24, 2020
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In this issue of new releases and vertical brand tastings, a 91-point Nicaraguan is bested only by a delicious Dominican that scored 92 points for top cigar of the tastings. The Pledge is part three in the dramatic trilogy of brands put out by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. We smoked both sizes of the line, along with vertical brand tastings of the JFR Lunatic Torch (a shaggy-footed smoke from Aganorsa Leaf) and a Romeo made by the Plasencias with a Connecticut-shade wrapper grown in Nicaragua. Plus, the PCA show-exclusive from Illusione, a hefty grande from A.J. Fernandez and Aladino gives us its newest expression of Corojo-seed tobacco from Honduras.