CLEAVER Special Edition Ltd. is a full-bodied, full-strength box-pressed toro. The wrapper is a gorgeous Corojo 99 leaf (just look at that pic!). Fillers are medio tiempo ligeros from Nicaragua…and some secret places…all aged between 9-12 years!
First light is a huge wave of flavor! Milk chocolate, tanned leather and sweet tea rush across the palate. Immediately following are espresso bean and clove. The finish adds notes of red oak wood and vanilla. The retrohale is warming with a cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, big blasts of caramel and black peppercorn emerge. Buttercream appears on the finish along with hints of all-spice and nutmeg.
Halfway, the aged of the tobacco begins to shine through! Custard, white chocolate, and almond begin to dominate. Hints of whiskey barrel, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. The flavors layer on top of each other so perfectly–that you’ll be smacking your lips after every puff!
The last third, things get intense! Huge notes of dark chocolate, dark stout beer, and jalapeño emerge. The brown sugar sweetness grows. The finish is long adding cashew, red oak wood, and licorice. The burn is perfect and cigar stays cool all the way to the nub of the nub!
CLEAVER Special Edition Ltd. is an absolutely phenomenal cigar! Period. I’m not even gonna beat around the bush. The precision balance and complexity of flavors are almost indescribable!“Source: EZHQ
Coronavirus Prep – Outline with Ernie
Quick Outline of our COVID19 Prevention. We're continuing our best-practices and introducing additional steps to keep the shops clean, safe and *open* during the coronavirus outbreak.Posted by Cameroon Cigars on Friday, March 13, 2020
A Brief Outline
We’re committed to keeping our team and our guests virus-free at the shops! Here’s a quick overview of what we’re doing to prevent the spread of COVID19:
- Nightly Ozone disinfection
- Increased disinfection frequency of at-risk surfaces
- Reduced access to shared lighters and cutters
- Increased disinfection frequency of shared items
- Vigilant hand washing and food-safety practices by staff
- Addition of staff glove usage during cleaning activities
If you have questions or comments, feel free to reply to this email! We appreciate your continued support!
The 2020 Alec Bradley Shamrock is available now in singles and boxes of 10!
Purchase them online for $112.50 by Clicking Here! After April 30th, prices go back to $125!
The Shamrock is a gorgeously-wrapped 6 x 50 barberpole with three different wrappers:
- Honduran Candela
- Habano Maduro
- Habano Seco
The filler remains an international mystery….
This cigar is both decadent and rich, with a subtle complexity derived from its triple-wrapped construction. The candela wrapper adds buttery-smooth notes of earth, while the Habano Maduro and Habano Seco add body and intensity into the mix.
After smoking this year’s release, we can definitely suggest grabbing a box before we sell-out! After that, you’ll have to wait until next March!
If you’re free, join us March 17th for a Longest Ash Contest, featuring the Shamrock’s sister-cigar: the Filthy Hooligan! While you’re there, don’t miss your opportunity to try the 2020 Alec Bradley Shamrock–they won’t last long!
Date: March 17th @ 7pm
Contest Cigar: Filthy Hooligan
Price: $15 pre-paid, $20 day-of. (Pre-Pay Here!)
- 5 Vinador Contest Entries
- A Glorious Trophy
- Alec Bradley Sampler w/ Lighter
They’ve arrived! Grab your 5-Pack of Dark Chocolate Bar by Ezra Zion before they’re all gone!
What is Muestra de Saka “Unstolen Valor” and more importantly, who is Raul Disla?
Dominican born, Raul Antonio Disla was just 9 years old when he began his journey by working in the tobacco fields of his native country with the Cueves y Torano families. Through hard work, he was promoted to sort and ferment leaf in their pre-industry, which eventually led to him becoming a master roller within their factory. The next couple of decades began with him being torcedor at the legendary Davidoff factory, crafting cigars in the USA again for Cueves y Torano to then become their factory manager and master blender at the Nica Habano factory in Nicaragua. As unusual as Raul’s Dominican-US-Nicaraguan path already was, he was just getting started.Hired by Dunhill Cigars for his skill as a “master demonstration roller” for British American Tobacco, he travelled the globe for 5 years showcasing Dunhill cigars with the talent of his hands. Followed by two years working with AJ Fernandez in Nicaragua, two other stints back in the United States showcasing his cigar crafting skills, to once again return to Nicaragua as the Cigar Production Manager at Tabacalera Fernandez. In 2015, he was hired and promoted to be the General Manager and Master Cigar Maker at Nicaragua American Cigars in Esteli. It appears he has finally found a “home”.Being only 44, Raul has had a dizzying career path resulting in a wealth of experience that is very rare in our industry. He does an exceptional job overseeing and executing my Mi Querida and Umbagog lines daily, however he has spent his entire career crafting cigars created by others. So I challenged Raul to create his own unique series of ligas without any input or direction from anyone else including myself. I wanted him to make cigars that were personally satisfying to himself and not worry about the opinions of others, the costs involved, or creating a brand. I was curious to see him be a ligador without any constraints. One of the blends he created really captured my attention, it was simply labelled as “U”.The entire Muestra de Saka line is about challenging myself to work with unique tobaccos, different techniques and overcoming my own “cigar” biases. It is a linea that allows me to experiment and share cigars that would likely never be enjoyed outside of the factory. Given how liga “U” came from my challenging Raul, my MDS brand is the perfect vehicle to introduce his first truly independent cigar to the world. I asked for his permission to share it, which he graciously granted.So what about this liga do I find so enthralling that prompted me to risk causing confusion within one of our most popular brands?I find this blend to be a journey of spice – peppercorns to be precise. It begins with the subtle aromatic tastes of the green peppercorn with that fresh, tangy back note followed by the flavors of the more potent, complex and pungent Tellicherry black pepper berry to finally finish with the more piquant, racier notes exhibited within white peppercorns. Spicy cigars are rather common, but what impressed my palate is how fluid the transitions occur plus how he managed to tame their biting nature that not only allows the smoker to detect these distinctly different pepper notes, but to also never overwhelm the smoker’s palate with sharpness. Simultaneously the blend offers a harmonious cedar-like sweetness that I found captivating. It is a very deft, balanced execution of style of cigar that is often done a great disservice by most makers.Almost all the cigars in our industry are actually created by very talented people at the factory level like Raul, but they seldom receive any accolades or credit for their work as it makes the brand messaging very confusing for consumers, but it is very important to me that people understand that this cigar is Sr. Disla’s creation. All I did was challenge him to create without worrying about others, smoked the results and convinced him we should share this blend with others, hence the name being “Unstolen Valor.”My sincere hope is that you find the Unstolen Valor as enjoyable a smoking experience as I do and that it just the introduction to many more great things to come from Sr. Raul Antonio Disla.We are currently accepting pre-orders for this cigar with the anticipated delivery being in May 2020.###
ps: Yes, Raul Disla is the brother of Esteban Disla, the master maker at Nica Sueño – needless to say, they are a very talented family