HBTC Live Episode 120 – With Blind Man’s Puff

HBTC Live Episode 120 – With Blind Man’s Puff

On Episode 120 we welcome Emmett Malone and Zane Gamble from Blind Man's Puff. We will blind smoke some cigars and much more. If you watch live, join in the comments and let us know what you’re smoking and drinking along with us. You can also post questions during the live broadcast and be a part of the conversation.

HBTC News: Protocol Announces John Doe 3.0

HBTC News: Protocol Announces John Doe 3.0

Protocol Cigars is proud to announce the third installment in the John Doe Series, John Doe 3.0. John Doe is the common name given to unidentified males at birth until identification can be made at a later time. The John Doe 3.0 cigars will be presented in a 10 count paper bundle with pricing set at $95.00/bundle-$9.50/cigar. The John Doe 3.0 is a 5 x 52 vitola with black lettering on a plain white paper band spelling out John Doe 3.0. Similar to prior John Doe releases, the wrapper, binder, and filler are unidentified.

HBTC Review: E.P. Carrillo Pledge Sojourn

HBTC Review: E.P. Carrillo Pledge Sojourn

There's no doubt that E.P. Carrillo has been on a fantastic run of success in the last few years. Only two short years after the Encore Majestic was awarded Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado, the Pledge Sojourn was given that same top spot in that illustrious list. The Sojourn not only took the top spot from the world's biggest cigar publication, it also received high praise from many other cigar media organizations. With all of that activity surrounding this cigar, we decided to run in through our own evaluation process. Here is Matt's review of the Pledge Sojourn.

HBTC Review: CAO Vision

HBTC Review: CAO Vision

The original CAO Vision was introduced to the premium cigar market back in 2007. In that original release, the Vision was available in a variety of sizes, and with a different blend of tobaccos but this 2020 version is only made in a 7 x 50 Churchill. The original Vision was also selected for a spot on the 2007 Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year list. The packaging for the 2020 release is elaborate, with a high-gloss finish and built in LED lights. Here is Matt's review of the 2020 CAO Vision.

HBTC Live Episode 119 – Industry Hive Mind 2.0

HBTC Live Episode 119 – Industry Hive Mind 2.0

On Episode 119 we welcome back Abe Dababneh from Smoke Inn, John McTavish from Developing Palates, Skip Martin from RoMa Craft Tobac, and Charlie Minato from Halfwheel. It's our Industry Hive Mind 2.0 discussion. If you watch live, join in the comments and let us know what you’re smoking and drinking along with us. You can also post questions during the live broadcast and be a part of the conversation.