June 28, 2022
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Known for its strong, spicy Dominican tobacco, La Flor Dominicana has never been afraid to go bold, and this issue of Cigar Insider features a vertical brand tasting of its Oro brand. One size in the line scored 93 points for its exciting combination of power, flavor and balance. The Cuban H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1 was a rather sleepy cigar, often overshadowed by the expanding Magnum series within the brand. Then in 2013, Habanos added the Connossieur A, followed by the Connossieur B five years later. We rated both sizes and both samples were produced in the same month and year, making for some very precise comparisons. See which size performed higher, as well as ratings for the 2022 Limited Edition from Four Kicks made in the Dominican Republic; a vertical brand tasting of Memento Mori from Black Label Trading Co. in Nicaragua, and the 2022 release of the Honduran Punch Rare Corojo. Also, Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. is finally breaking ground in Nicaragua for a new factory. Plus, Oliva Cigar Co. has given new life to the Cuba Aliados brand. The company purchased the trademark last year and is now going forward with two new releases. Get the full details on both stories below.