Extensions and Re-releases

It has become a staple in the cigar industry to expand vitolas in existing lines. You can liken it to Hollwood taking a hit movie and turning it into a franchise…and keeping the franchise going. Of course, just as movie sequels are compared to the original, new line extensions hope to live up to or surpass the original. Today, we look at Aganorsa Leaf’s latest extension to the popular Guardian of the Farm series, Cerberus, specifically the Cerberus Robusto. Does this new extension hold up?

If the cigar industry’s practice of line extensions can be compared to expanding movie franchises, the pipe tobacco world might well be likened to a Hollywood re-boot of popular films. Sometimes you see this as old brands are picked up and produced by new manufacturers. Other times, like in the case of Cornell & Diehl’s Small Batch series, blends are released on an annual or biannual (or even longer) basis. In tonight’s pipe tobacco review, we look at the Spring 2022 release of Cornell and Diehl’s House Reserve, a blend that was originally released in late 2020 and is exclusive to B&M stores. Is this re-release worth picking up?

Twins Tobacconist Shel, aka Brother Broadleaf, joins the panel of Not Just Blowing Smoke as we discuss these releases.

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