December 2018 Cigar Reveal

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Crowned Heads - Four Kicks Maduro

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Brand Crowned Heads
Cigar Four Kicks Maduro
Wrapper Connecticut
Binder Nicaragua
Filler Nicaragua
Description When a couple former CAO execs left the recently-purchased company to start Crowned Heads, the Four Kicks cigar was how they introduced themselves to the world. The name was based on the Kings of Leon song of the same name, and it was a highly regarded medium bodied smoke. Seven years later Four Kicks is back in a much darker way. Made by the same award winning cigar maker, Ernesto Perez Carillo, the Four Kicks Maduro is a sweeter and every bit as flavorful reiteration of the original. 
Review: Halfwheel
Given the brand, the factory and the price, I'm willing to try the other vitolas or another box to see if those issues can be avoided, because if they are, it should be a very good cigar.
Review: Cigar Dojo
I will certainly enjoy this cigar again, as this is almost a perfect melding of my two favorite Crowned Heads cigars, matching the bold savory meatiness and woodiness of the La Imperiosa with the luscious dessert flavors of Le Carême.

Drew Estate - Florida Sun Grown

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Brand Drew Estate
Cigar Florida Sun Grown
Wrapper Brazil
Binder Honduras
Filler Florida/Nicaragua
Description Nearly all the cigar tobacco grown in the United States can be found in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and recently, Kentucky. Drew Estate’s Florida Sun Grown has now added the state of Florida to the list. Using additional tobacco from three other nations, including an oily Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, it was a five year project for the Florida tobacco to find it’s way into a cigar. The result is a strong and full-flavored smoke that has many people excited about the return of cigar tobacco to Florida.
Review: Halfwheel
The FSG starts with a diverse mixture of cedar, twang, sunflower seeds and some smoked meats. Those flavors stick around, but as the cigar burns down it turns much earthier with a campfire note dominating joined by some oak, gingerbread and a mild pepper.
Review: Cigar Dojo
I must stress that this cigar’s uniqueness is polarizing and may not be for everyone, but I truly appreciated it. The construction of this cigar is sharp, with sweet and savory notes zipping through the entire line.