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Dim Mak Goes on Sale to Cigar Dojo Community

The final installment in MoyaRuiz’s Asian/Martial Arts-inspired cigars, Dim Mak, has gone on sale to the Cigar Dojo community before the official public launch.

A select allotment of the total 700 limited edition boxes were offered through JR Cigar.

It’s time to earn your cigar black belt and master the mythical “Death Touch”. That’s right, limited edition projects are coming to a halt (thanks to the FDA) and this is one you certainly don’t want to miss. MoyaRuiz introduces the Dim Mak, a special followup to the legendary La Jugada Nunchuck and The Chinese Finger Trap.Cigar Dojo

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Cigar Coop Reviews La Jugada Claro No. 1

The La Jugada Claro is the latest regular production line by MoyaRuiz Cigars. La Jugada was the brand that started it all for the company founded by Danny Moya and Nelson Ruiz. It was in 2013 when the company released its first blend, the San Andres Maduro La Jugada Prieto. This was followed up several months later by the La Jugada Habano line. With both a Maduro and Habano offering in the La Jugada line, the La Jugada Claro completes the trifecta by introducing an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade blend into the line. It is also the first Connecticut Shade cigar released by MoyaRuiz. With the La Jugada Claro heading to retailers, I recently had an opportunity to smoke the La Jugada Claro in the No. 1 (a near Churchill size offering). Overall I found this to be an excellent cigar and a unique one in that it bridges classic Connecticut Shade with contemporary Connecticut Shade.

The name La Jugada translates to “the move” or “the play”. It stems from Moya and Ruiz’s love of games such as dominoes and poker. It’s actually been some time (2013) since a regular production line blend has come to the La Jugada line (there was 2014’s limited edition La Jugada Nunchuck). In addition to the Prieto, Habano, and Claro offerings under La Jugada, MoyaRuiz also has one other regular production line called The Rake.

Without further ado, let’s break down the La Jugada Claro No. 1 and see what this cigar brings to the table.

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Cigar Dojo Reviews The Rake

In a full review and rating of the “Cut” robusto-sized vitola of The Rake cigar, Cigar Dojo dubbed the cigar “Box Worthy”, with a 91 rating!

A very different cigar from MoyaRuiz, these guys seem to offer a totally unique cigar on each and every release. There were a lot of interesting changes throughout this smoke, both in flavor and strength, which is always fun. The four ligero leaves were definitely not “too much”, with the cigar eventually verging into full strength territory, but never coming off as obnoxious. The burn was surprisingly slow, lasting around 1.5 hours for this robusto! But there were some burn issues, both canoeing and relights, we’ll see how time affects this.

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Cigar Dojo Reviews Pickle Juice

Unlike the early 20th century, most smokers are mostly unacquainted with the Candela-wrapped cigar. But brands like MoyaRuiz keep the tradition alive during seasonal releases, usually around St. Paddy’s Day, a time to experience this unusual breed. And while the cigars can often be too grassy, Pickle juice takes advantage of the La Zona factory’s knack for full-flavored smokes, providing a little extra white pepper and fuller body than usual. A fun chance to expand your palate and switch things up.

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