In 2015, the Crux Du Connoisseur was originally released in sizes that we affectionately refer to as 'cigar nerd' sizes. These being in the realm of Lancero and Panatela. It was announced by Crux about 2 years later that they would be adding a No. 4 to the Du Connoisseur lineup. When the Crux brand went through a ground-up redesign process, the entire Du Connoisseur line was put on hold. Then in 2021, the Du Connoisseur line was reintroduced with a new look, and it was again announced that the No. 4 size would be shipping to retailers. Here is Matt's review of the new No. 4 size.
In 2019, Protocol Cigars debuted the Lawman Series of cigars with the Sir Robert Peel. Following that in 2020, the Eliot Ness cigars were announced. Then at the 2021 PCA Trade Show, Juan Cancel and Kevin Keithan from Protocol Cigars announced the latest entry in the Lawman Series, that being the Bass Reeves.
The original Undercrown from Drew Estate was a huge release back in 2011. The cigar was originally announced as a blend made by the rollers, for the rollers. Since the Undercrown came to market it has been one of the most popular cigars in the vast Drew Estate portfolio. The Undercrown 10 is the Anniversary celebration to mark the milestone of 10 years of Undercrown. Here is Matt's review of the Undercrown 10 Robusto.
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.