2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the cigar industry. This years trade show saw a plethora of new releases from some of the industry’s top manufacturers. For Cornelius & Anthony founder Steven Bailey, this year was a make it or break it year. Over the past few years he has released some amazing cigars with riveting backstory’s, creative artwork, and great tobacco blends. However, it always around this time in a manufacturers life where its time to go all out and show the consumers what you are really capable of. Steve and his team truly came out to play this year.

 We saw not one but two major releases from Cornelius & Anthony this year. They are both related in terms of a common theme and style, however their blends could not be further from each other. First lets look at their similarities, or in fact similarity. Both are created at Erik Espinosas famed La Zona factory in Nicaragua. Both brands seem to be two parts of a larger story, one staring the Gent and the other the Mistress.

 The Gent is the more mellow of the two. A medium bodied gem, The Gent cigar uses aged Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers, an American binder and a pinkish Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. It has a richness to it, along with a dash of nuts, sweet spice and cedar. The Gent really fits its name, being a well balanced, not to strong smoke perfect for the “gentleman”.

 For The Mistress, things get a bit spicier. It uses aged filler tobaccos from Pennsylvania along with an American binder and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. According to several sources, this is the strongest Cornelius & Anthony cigar yet and will “knock your socks off”, as any good mistress would.

 While both of these fantastic new additions are considered limited, have no fear. After working closely with Steven Bailey and the Cornelius & Anthony team, we made sure to stock up on both of these cigars right here at Serious Cigars.

POSTED ON Aug 15, 2018


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