January 24, 2023
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In one of many industry collaborations, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo turned to Oliva Cigar Co. to make his Allegiance brand in Nicaragua, and Cigar Insider rated the entire line. It performed well, but one size in particular turned out to be quite extraordinary. J.C. Newman has reblended and repackaged its wallet-friendly, Nicaraguan El Baton brand. See how all the cigars in the refreshed line rated along with a vertical tasting of Cuba Aliados, which was resurrected by Oliva last summer after the company bought the brand from the Reyes family. The new Cuba Aliados appeals to nostalgia, as this was a popular brand during the 1990s. We also rate the Cuban La Gloria Cubana Glorias, a new cigar made just for La Casa del Habano franchise shops across the globe.