Welcome back to the Mystery Cigar Review. For this month's episode, we were privileged to host another special guest Inquisitor: owner & founder of Blackbird Cigar Company, Mr. Jonás Santana! A first-generation cigar maker, Jonás lives by his unique adage, Can't Clip My Wings, which has no doubt helped Blackbird Cigars soar to the top of industry rankings, bolstered by a portfolio of excellent blends at surprisingly affordable prices. Blackbird Cigars operates out of its own factory in the Dominican Republic and handles its own distribution from its headquarters in Hialeah, Florida; moreover, Santana sources all of his tobaccos from the revered Jochy Blanco — a fourth-generation tobacco grower and CEO of Tabacalera Palma in Santiago, Tamboril — and has stockpiled select leaf to ensure consistency between production runs. Suffice to say, we definitely had our work cut out for us this month.
Tune in as Tyler, Truett, Alan, and I smoke through Jonás' chosen cigar in an attempt to guess its manufacturer, components, and name in a blind taste test. Did we fly high with correct guesses? Or did Jonás clip our wings with an unexpected twist? Watch the full video to find out and check out Blackbird's full line of cigars on-site today!
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What is The Mystery Cigar Review?
For those of you unfamiliar with this little game, each month one member of our team selects a cigar for us to review in a blind taste-test. Then we gather around the camera, scratch our heads, and smoke, all while attempting to guess the mysterious cigar's wrapper, filler, origins, and name. There's only one rule: There are no rules.