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E.P. Carrillo: Pledge Prequel

Rating: 5 x 50 Wrapper: USA/Connecticut Habano Binder: Ecuadorian Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: This Carrillo creation is a dark and gorgeous cigar. It has a lot of zing with notes of black licorice, earth and pepper. It offers a tinch of spice that butts up nicely against its creamy vanilla taste near the end of the cigar. Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

True Premium Vodka

Rating: MSRP: $21.99 | ABV: 40% TRUE Vodka is a heritage spirit because  its origins date back to the nineteenth century when Distilleria Friuli in Italy began distilling pomace. The heart and soul of three generations of wheat and milling techniques are evident in this refined spirit that holds true to the Calabrese spirits tradition. The vodka is seven times distilled. TRUE offers crisp and uniquely clean flavors for the contemporary tried and true vodka appreciator Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Treaty Oak Distilling: Day Drinker

MSRP:$25.99 | ABV:40% Day Drinker Texas Bourbon is a 100%Texas-made grain-to-glass bourbon. It’s born from Texas wheat and yellow no.1 corn. The spirit is proofed using limestone filtered water and aged for one year under the Texas sun. It comes in light at 80-proof–it’s an ideal blend for everyday sipping. This nicely crafted bourbon features notes of sweet kettle corn, vanilla and fresh wheat leading to a cinnamon finish. Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Alec Bradley: American Classic Churchill

7 x 48 Churchill Wrapper: Honduran (Connecticut Seed) Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Mild to Medium Tasting Notes: The AB American Classic Churchill is a mellow and tasty stick. The price point is attractive for a cigar that could easily be placed in an elite-level humidor. The strength is mild to medium. There are significant creamy, leathery, earthy and floral notes throughout. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Hudson Whiskey: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BOURBON

MSRP: $39.99 | ABV: 46% This bold, grain-forward, bourbon whiskey is a winner. It’s distilled from New York corn and aged in newly charred American oak barrels. The rich vanilla nose leads you all the way through a salted caramel finish. Along the way you’ll experience notes of stone fruit, corn bread, caramel and cashew. The finish is superbly long and lingering after your final sip. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Gurkha Cigars: Treinta

6 x 54 Toro Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Mild Tasting Notes: This 30th Anniversary Toro is special with a light peppery beginning that leads into distinct hints of almonds, chocolate and leather. Its draw is superb. The mild strength makes it a perfect morning smoke choice. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Asbury Park Distilling Co.: Barrel Finished Gin

MSRP: $57 |ABV: 43% The gin is finished in new American oak barrels. It’s a light amber color with aromas of fresh oak, sweet vanilla, caramel, honey, charcoal, honeysuckle, flowers and some smoke. There are flavors of leather, sweetness (honey and vanilla), pipe smoke, charcoal, oak and juniper with gin in the background. It finishes sweetly with pepper spiciness, oak and alcohol warmth. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Caldwell Cigar Co.: Eastern Standard Midnight Express Robusto

5 x 50 Robusto Wrapper: Connecticut seed Arapiraca Maduro Binder: Dominican Habano Filler: Dominican Corojo/Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Habano Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: This handsome robusto is smoke filled with personality. Flora, cedar, chocolate and some salt and pepper are just a few of the pleasantly complex aromas and tastes. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

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