New IPCPR 2015 Cigar Releases!
We are featuring some of the latest cigar brands from the 2015 IPCPR show below. Read on for more information on the hottest brands from the trade show and keep posted for when they will be available on our website!
Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff
Caldwell Cigar Company has made waves in the cigar industry. For the annual IPCPR Trade Show of 2015 Blind Man's Bluff was featured. Blind Man's Bluff features a Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Criollo binder from Honduras, and fillers composed of San Vicente viso from the Dominican Republic and Criollo ligero and what Caldwell calls Generoso ligero sol from Honduras. Rolled in Davidoff's Agroindustrias Laepe S.A. in Honduras, the same factory where Camachos are produced these cigars are perfectly crafted. Blind Man's Bluff is available in three sizes: 5 x 50 Robusto, 6 x 52 Toro, and 660 a 6 x 60 offering.
Rocky Patel 20th Anniversary
With 20 years in the cigar industry Rocky Patel is commemorating his accomplishments with the 20th Anniversary by Rocky Patel. This cigar has a beautiful sun grown Honduran wrapper. The filler in this celebratory cigar is a Honduran Jamastran tobacco as well as binders from Esteli and Jalapa Nicaragua. Available in six sizes, these box-pressed beauties are a hit for any Rocky Patel fan.
Rocky Patel Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes
Rocky Patel has an ace up his sleeve. That ace is one of Cuba's most sought after rollers and blenders, Hamlet Jaime Paredes. This cigar pays no homage to Shakespeare, but to another great virtuoso. Blending a great cigar is an art form that many do not possess. Hamlet has rolled at many of the famous cigar factories in Cuba before Rocky Patel gave him the chance and means to burst into the American market. This cigar is very multi-national, meaning the complexity will be outstanding. The wrapper used is dark and oily San Andres maduro. The binders both come from premium tobacco plants in Brazil and Mexico. The filler used is a flavorful Nicaraguan Tobacco. This cigar is available in 5 sizes to meet the needs of all smokers.
La Mission du L'Atelier
La Mission du L'Atelier pays homage to the famed winery in France, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion. This winery is the pinnacle of greatness, so why wouldn't L'Atelier try to duplicate their prominence. This winery has earned seven 100 point vintages. This constitutes the wine as extraordinary. Enough about wine though. This cigar uses L'Atelier's go to tobacco, Sancti Spiritus. The wrapper is a Mexican San Andres. The binder and filler are Nicaraguan Sancti Spiritus. La Mission du L'Atelier is available in several sizes. Each size has a corresponding year, each year is when Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion was given a 100pt scoring. La Mission du L'Atelier is a box-pressed offering with a pigtail cap. You be the judge if this cigar lives up to the moniker.
D'Crossier Selection 512
Owned and operated by Isaias Santana Diaz, Pure Aroma Cigars introduces D'Crossier's Flor de D'Crossier Selection No. 512. This offering from D'Crossier is a little easier on the wallet than its Costa Rican counterpoint. Diaz originally is from Havana, Cuba but has lived in the United States since 1995. He named his company's main brand D'Crossier as a tribute to his great grandfather Francisco Crossier. The Flor de D'Crossier Selection No. 512 features tobaccos from three countries. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian Habano. The Binder is a Costa Rican Sumatra. The Filler is both Dominican and Costa Rican. Flor de D'Crossier Selection No. 512 is available in six vitolas and fifteen count tins.
New Espinosa Habano
Re-branded and re-blended are all you need to know for the Espinosa Habano. Erik Espinosa felt that the Habano line of cigars he has produced for the last few years was not where it should be. Still hand rolled in La Zona Factory in Estelli Nicaragua this cigar has more flavor then its predecessor. Wrapped in a creamy yet spicy Nicaraguan Habano wrapper this cigar is an easy medium bodied smoke. This cigar is available in three sizes. The No. 4: 5 1/2 x 50, The No. 5: 6 x 52, and The No. 8: 6 1/8 x 58, all available in twenty count boxes.
Erik Espinosa is not new when it comes to Mexican Tobacco. The Espinosa Especial blend highlights this Mexican Capa Negra wrapped cigar. This dark, earthy, and oily wrapper makes this release something special. With binders and fillers from four growing regions in Nicaragua (Condega, Esteli, Jalapa, and Ometepe) this cigar will be full flavored and full bodied. This exceptional release from Erik Espinosa is one of the main highlights from La Zona during the IPCPR 2015 Trade Show. Available in 10 count boxes and three vitolas, these cigars are going to be packed with flavor and strength.
The bat is back! Erik Espinosa re-launches Murcielago. Back in 2009 Espinosa released one of his most sought after blends, Murcielago. This cigar was awesome. Thing is, it was made in the My Father Factory. After Espinosa and Eddie Ortega parted ways years back the blend was lost. It has taken years to clone his once masterpiece by reverse engineering the original cigar. The new Murcielago has been modernized and the packaging and band have the iconic Lamborghini lines. The wrapper used on this revamped line is a Mexican Capa Negra Tobacco. The binder and filler are undisclosed but they are Nicaraguan. Erik Espinosa claims that this new release of the Murcielago is better then the old. You can be the judge and decide by purchasing one or all three of the new vitolas.
La Palina Family Series Miami
Bill Paley's first cigar he has ever produced has gotten a total makeover. He has taken the La Palina Family Series to the renowned El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami Florida. The La Palina Family Series Miami is claimed to be his "finest tasting" super premium cigar to date. With all cigars tobaccos change from year to year. Bill Paley did not want this amazing cigar to be forgotten. He has re-blended this cigar with the help of well know blender Willy Herrera and Aixa Vazquez, ETBs master blender. Three vitolas will be available The Pasha 7 x 50 brushed foot churchill, Babe a 5 ¼ x 50 robusto and Alison a 6 x 52 torpedo. The wrapper used on this cigar is an Ecuadorian Corojo 98. The binder is an Ecuadorian Habano and the filler is Nicaraguan tobaccos from Jalapa and Esteli.
Caldwell Gibraltar Extra, Murcias Especial, Sevillana Reserva - New Packaging and Blends
Caldwell Cigar Co. has had the Gibraltar, Murcias, and Sevillana lines in the past. After discontinuing the "Junior Varsity" line it is time for a rebirthing. The Iberian Express has been born. These cigars are no longer in the backseat. This now premium line boasts some of the best tobaccos that could be found. The Gibraltar Extra has a wrapper from Ecuador, a Dominican binder, and a filler blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and U.S. tobaccos. The Murcias Especial features a Brazilian wrapper, a Dominican binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The Sevillana Reserva will feature an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a Dominican binder, and a combination of Nicaragua and Dominican filler.
El Gueguense by Foundation Cigar Co.
Nicholas Melillo, of Foundation Cigar Company, has been in the cigar industry for some time. His inaugural release is the El Gueguense, meaning "the wise man". This cigar possesses some serious flavor and body. We'll just say "full" for both aspects. The blend incorporates Criollo 98 and Corojo 99 tobaccos from Jalapa and Esteli. It features leaves from third, fourth, sixth, and medio tiempo primings. Presented in twenty-five count boxes this cigar is something else. Available in five vitolas this brand has everything going for it. Try one of these amazing smokes.
La Imperiosa by Crowned Heads
In 2014 there was a cigar known as Las Calaveras LE 2014. It was highly sought after and production was limited. Jon Huber knew he had something special. La Imperiosa by Crowned Heads is that same blend. La Imperiosa means the imperative. It was an old Cuban brand from the 1900's. Unlike the fabled Las Calaveras LE 2014 this permanent line has new sizing, Corona Gorda 5 3/4 x 46, Magicos 4 1/2 x 52, Double Robusto 6 3/8 x 50, and Dukes 5 1/2 x 54. This cigar has an Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper covering binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. The demand was set and now everyone can rejoice. The La Imperiosa by Crowned Heads is here to stay.
Don Reynaldo by Warped
Don Reynaldo is a tribute marca to Kyle Gellis' father, who introduced him to cigars as a young kid. Growing up his father taught him about cigars and the lifestyle that accompanied them. From construction issues, flavor profiles, proper way to cut and light, to the art itself, Kyle's passion would not have been ignited if it weren't for him. Gellis wanted to thank and honor him for all the support he has given him and blend a cigar that combined the flavor profiles he loved.Rolled down at El Titan de Bronze in Little Havana, Miami by true category 9 master rollers from Cuba, this special vitola installment will be offered in an extremely limited release of 100 boxes of (10), for a total of 1,000 cigars.
Futuro by Warped
Warped and Casa Fernandez are proud to announce a collaboration for 2015, Futuro. Futuro started as an idea at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas between Kyle Gellis of Warped and Max Fernandez, son of Eduardo Fernandez of AGANORSA. The idea behind Futuro was simple but overly complicated, create a flavor profile and experience like nothing Warped nor Casa Fernandez has done previously. Utilizing AGANORSA's material from their "vault", a section of their storage facility under lock and key and home to their most prized material, life was given to this AGANORSA puro. Futuro will be offered in 2 vitolas in SLB's of 20. The selected sizes and shapes were individually chosen by Kyle and Max to reflect their own preferences while blending Futuro.
E.P.Carrillo Selecion Oscuro
Introduced at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans E. P. Carrillo has a new offering, the Seleccion Oscuro. This is the first San Andres Oscuro wrapped cigar in E.P.C's portfolio. The binder is Ecuadorian and the filler is Nicaraguan. The cigar has a medium to medium-full bodied profile. This cigar has notes of pepper, wood, and sweetness. Available in six sizes this expansion is one that every aficionado should try.
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La Sirena Merlion Robusto Review The Merlion, a mythical combo of lion and mermaid, is a new, supposedly more tame, blend of the La Sirena. The literal collaboration of La Aurora and Guillermo Leon and La Sirena's Brand Manager and Part-time Mermaid Arielle Ditkowitch. The combination is both interesting and potentially awesome.. I appreciated the La Sirena for the flat out flavor bomb it was, and I also generally respect La Aurora and Guillermo Leon's ability to blend one hell of a complex, medium body cigar. The Merlion has quite a complex constitution, utilizing six types of tobacco. The milk chocolate colored, silky smooth wrapper is an Ecuadorian Corojo. The binder, Brazilian Sumatra, and the fillers a mix of Nicaraguan Ligero, Brazilian Bahia, Dominican Corojo and Criollo '98 tobaccos. Upon close inspection, it seems they have shrunken the original and unusually large La Sirena band down to a much more proportional size, letting the smoker admire the wonderful looking Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper that encases the Merlion. Construction seems to be top notch, the roll is tight and the cigar is well packed and carries some nice heft to it. The pre-light draw has a nice sweet hay and tobacco flavor. First Third: After lighting, the first few puffs offer a raisin sweetness, a very mild spice and a wonderful complex floral aroma. It's evident as soon as you light this cigar that it's very well packed, burning very slowly and drawing with just the right amount of resistance. The profile is very clean and enjoyable, with sweet hay and light earthy flavors complimented by a fruitiness that mixes well. The ash is very white and rock solid, the burn line wavers a bit but the complexity of flavor overshadows minor burn issues. The body is mild to medium and right now I'm actually wishing I smoked this earlier in the day. For me, or any cigar smoker who enjoys fuller body cigars and doesn't mind a foray into milder territory, this would be a welcome morning cigar. Second Third: I carefully remove the fairly large band to avoid smoking it, and make my way into the second third. The amazingly sturdy ash continues to hang on well past two inches.. Now that I've written that, it'll probably end up in my lap. The smooth flavors continue to progress and deepen, with a leathery background note and some more spicy tart and sweet fruit flavor. If I had to choose I'm guessing it would be a raspberry or cherry flavor, very nice though not overpowering, just enough to keep my attention and continue to deepen the increasingly medium bodied earthy, grassy profile. Last Third: As I smoked my way into the final third, the strength of the Merlion snuck up on me like a Ninja.. This cigar went from a seemingly mild-medium cigar to a sneaky medium-full, must be that Nicaraguan Ligero in the mix. I guess Miami cigar wants you to remember this is still a La Sirena cigar.. The Merlion finished very clean, didn't get hot and remained enjoyable until I was finished with it.. Overall: This cigar has a really enjoyable profile and absolutely amazing, Grade A construction and burn properties.. I'm always interested in how a cigar will age and usually take it into consideration while smoking, especially a cigar that I've received relatively off the truck or out of a new box.. The Merlion has a ton of potential for age, while the flavors on this sample were great, I believe a little humidor time would bring them out even stronger, and make it more of a solid medium - full experience. Overall great quality as expected from La Aurora, keep your eye out for the Merlion, I can hands down recommend this, though I would suggest a smoker with some experience under their belt to fully enjoy all the nuance here. Atlantic Cigar should have them as soon as they start arriving in stores.. We'll keep you posted.
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Atlantic Cigar Company Moving Headquarters With our continued growth over the last few years it has become time once again for us to move our operations into a larger space. We will be moving to a new location just outside Philadelphia, PA in nearby Folcroft, PA. In the past few years we have experienced tremendous growth and would like to thank all of our customers for supporting us over the past 15 years. We will miss our local friends, and also the folks who traveled to stop in to see us however we hope to provide those customers our great Internet / mail order service. We are extremely excited about Philadelphia, it's a great city and we're looking forward to planting our feet there and continue on this journey of providing the best products and service in the industry. The retail store in Stroudsburg’s last day open will be this Saturday, February 11th. We will be having a going away Party / Sale Saturday, from 12PM to 5PM. Stop by, bid us farewell, and grab some great deals while your at it. As we've mentioned to our regulars, we're only a click of the mouse or a phone call away. Most of our customers will attest to the fact that when you call us, your talking to people that are passionate about cigars and the industry, and we love what we do and it shows. To our national and international mail-order customers, there will be no downtime or interruptions on the website or on the phones. The move will be transparent to you folks, you may hear a little excitement in our voices as we settle into our new surroundings, but that'll be about all. Regards, The Atlantic Cigar Family
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What's New This Week at Atlantic! - December 26th, 2011
This extremely limited sampler from Oliva's Studio Tobac contains 9 (nine) limited and hard to find cigars that are have all been well received. Each
Cain Collection Lancero Sampler contains four (4) Cain F Lanceros, four (4) Cain Daytona Lanceros and a limited edition Culebra. The Cain F and Daytona Lancero's have only been released so far in an event sampler given out during the Studio Tobac / Cain Event Tour. We only have a few of the Cain Collection Lancero Sampler's so if your interested, don't wait too long, these will be gone soon!
La Aurora Preferidos Gran Reserva 2003 cigars are a special release by the La Aurora Cigar Compnay, one of the oldest cigar companies in the Dominican Republic. The La Aurora Preferidos Gran Reserva 2003 was introduced at ay the 2011 IPCPR trade show. The blend is comprised of aged vintage Dominican filler tobaccos and wrapped in a spicy rich Corojo wrapper. The blend delivers rich flavors of spice with hints of pepper and sweetness, a medium to full bodied smoke. The cigars were rolled in 2003 and since then have been aging in La Aurora special aging rooms until now. As expected these are in limited supply so be sure to grab a box today before then are gone.
We currently have a few boxes of the latest Claro wrapped versions of the Illusione core line. A flavorful Nicaraguan blend combined with the unique flavor of a Candela wrapper gives these popular boutiques a new dimension. Give them a shot, it's definitely something new to keep your palatte guessing. Available in mainly single cigars are the
Illusione ~88~ Claro Robusto, Illusione ~888~ Claro Churchill, and ~hl~ Holy Lancero Claro. All Illusione cigars are made from first generation Corojo ’99, Criollo ’98 seeds, and finished with a triple cap in the premier Raices Cubanas factory. Illusione cigars deliver a taste and a quality of smoke rarely found in today’s market. All of Illusione cigars are made in small-batch quantities to maintain quality and consistency.
ALSO NEW SIZES OF ILLUSIONE EPERNAY INCLUDING: EPERNAY LA VIE & EPERNAY LE TOUREAU
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What's New This Week at Atlantic! - December 19th, 2011
*We've decided to create a weekly update on our blog,
published every Monday, notifying all our customers and readers of the Blog what new brands, products, or limited items have come in-stock since the last week. We may have some overlap in the e-mails that we send out throughout the week. Now you will have place to visit, updated weekly, to quickly see whats new.
The Reyes Family’s newest limited edition release, the
Puros Indios 2012 box-pressed cigar is a medium to full bodied smoke. This blend just may be the cigar to put Puros Indios back on the cigar radar, perhaps a new chapter for Puros Indios cigars. The cigars are made in their Miami factory under the watchful eye of Carlos Diez, the grandson of Rolando Reyes SR. and President of Puros Indios Cigars. The new Puros Indios 2012 box-pressed Limited Edition blend features a Nicaraguan Habano Rosado wrapper, with a Nicaraguan binder, and filler tobacco from both the Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan. *The Churchill size was recently rated 92 by Cigar Aficionado.
“Little Robusto” was the affectionate nickname Jerry Cruz gave his son JJ. Sadly, JJ passed away on November 2, 2007 from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) while at daycare when he was just 3.5 months old. When JJ was born, the first cigar Jerry smoked to celebrate his birth was the
Don Pepin Garcia Series JJ. A cigar blended by father (Jose Pepin Garcia) and son (Jaime Garcia) team at My Father Cigars. Even though JJ isn’t with us anymore, Jerry still celebrates his birthday. Every July 22nd, he lights up a Series JJ just like he did when he was born. The Garcia family created the “Little Robusto” a 4.5 x 50 short robusto in memory of Jerry’s son. This limited production cigar features a Broadleaf maduro wrapper with Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo filler and only 300 (24 count) boxes were made. All proceeds of this cigar will be donated by us to First Candle, which is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Their current priority is to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy. A Great cigar for a Great Cause.
Happy Holidays Jerry and Family from Atlantic Cigar!
The Hemingway Masterpiece Maduro's are released once a year, usually around the holidays. This 9 x 52 Perfecto is an absolute beast! For all fans of the Hemmingway line, and I know your're out there and somewhat rabid, this is a great collectors item. Singles available, if you would like a box of 10, Call or Email Us.
We just got another delivery of these kick ass Berger & Argenti V32's! I'll admit it, at first I was a little hesitant to smoke the Bruto Belicoso. It's a pretty intimidating smoke, 60 ring, a huge yellow and black advisory.. Anyway I finally grew some cojones, and fired it up. Turned out to be a great smooth, powerful and flavorful smoke. We also have all other sizes available. Checkout the V32 Brand Page for availability.
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Lots of great new cigars out this week! New Brands that just landed and are ready to smoke: Aging Room Small Batch M356 - These Dominican beauties are created by Oliveros for Rafael Nodal's Habana Cuba Cigar Co. The brand is getting a lot of attention as of late due to some extremely high ratings in Cigar Aficionado. A complex, medium body cigar that's full of flavor and extremely enjoyable to smoke. The Presto Size is reviewed below in detail. These are "small batch" so they will be limited. After working on the blend for over four years, Rocky Patel Fifty - Rocky Patel has released the " Fifty", an ultra-premium cigar to celebrate his 50th birthday. The Fifty sports a dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper hand selected from the top of the plant, the 7th priming. The double binder and secret blend of Nicaraguan fillers give the Fifty a rich full bodied character with complex flavors of peppery spice, dark chocolate and espresso. The packaging is very well done, with a limited edition decorated and numbered box. Give us a call or check our retail stores for more information: 1 (800) 877-7877. You can also email us. Farmer's Select Nicaraguan Bundles - We all know the economy isn't looking all that great these days, everyone is trying to save some cash here and there. We wanted to find a great Nicaraguan cigar that had all the usual qualities, some spice, a nice medium to full body, earthy tobacco flavors, etc.. at an everyday smoke kind of price point. With that in mind we did some digging around and came up with the Because we import them directly and skip the flashy packaging, we're able to cut out the middle men, and deliver a 5 or 6 dollar cigar for half the price. Created in a small factory, these small batches are made with the same premium tobacco that are in your pricier smokes. Try them out, we think you'll be glad you did. All Farmer's Select Nicaraguan. bundles are under 40 bucks. - Sencillo is a project created by Keith Park and Prometheus. Last year's Sencillo Black Cigars by Prometheus Sencillo was blended by Christian Eiroa of Camacho Cigars. This year Keith Park teamed up with the Plasencia family to create the Sencillo Black. The 2011 blend has more Nicaraguan tobacco to give the cigar a fuller bodied profile. Handmade in Nicaragua, Park created a blend made up of five different tobaccos that come together very well to create a balanced, tasty smoke. E.P. Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2011 - Dark Rituals - The latest and third E.P. Carrillo Edicion Limitada released is a beautiful dark Oscuro Maduro dubbed " Dark Rituals". The Carrillo family's cigars just keep getting better, and the Edicion Limitada's are really something to covet. Blended with an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and Nicaraguan Fillers, the Dark Ritual is a pretty large smoke, (6.5" x 56) and is encased in a dark, rich Oscuro Maduro wrapper. The cigar comes in boxes of 10. Only Carrillo Sr. could blend such a complex, full body and full flavor masterpiece. These cigars are no joke, forget about the single sticks - we haven't had something more box worthy in the shop in a long time! Like all Edicion Limitadas, the quantities are limited so hurry up!
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Casa Fernandez Copacabana Torpedo Review - Now Available On Sale at Atlantic Cigar
The Copacabana Torpedo has a light chocolaty brown appearance, and seems to be well packed. The foot gives off a strong aroma of sweet leather and tobacco. Although Torpedo's are not my favorite Vitola, I'd figure I give this one a shot. Being a big fan of most everything Casa Fernandez has to offer I'm sure this will not be a let down. Upon lighting I'm greeted with some nice light easy going flavors, with some sweetness on the finish. The draw is a bit loose, but nothing to complain about. I had a hard time digging up much background information on this cigar besides the fact that it was blended to be "medium" in body and that the wrapper used is a Cuban Seed Corojo 1999. Despite a hint of spice on the retrohale through the nose, for Casa Fernandez, this is decidedly milder compared to their other lines. Definitely not Mild by any means however, so far I would put it right in the solid medium body category. The flavors are interesting and multidimensional. I was not expecting this kind of depth from a $5 cigar, but I'm getting it! As the Second Third starts, some spiciness comes to the forefront and lingers on the finish. Although the cigar is still fairly tame strength wise, to have some red pepper spice on your lips and tongue is an interesting dynamic. Usually you only get this kind of up-front spice in a much fuller bodied cigar. Definitely a new dimension to a medium bodied smoke. It has many of the characteristics of a full-body cigar without the knock out strength. This is no easy feat in the blending room. The Copacabana has an interesting aroma, a sweetness with a grassy or hay-like smell. The cigar has a nice complex array of flavors at this point, the sweetness, a very leathery or earthy taste as well as the perfect touch of spice. The balance of all these elements is great, a truly enjoyable smoke so far. The last third is very much a continuation of the second with some flavors accentuated. The body is still very medium, possibly medium-full towards the very end, with some vanilla sweetness showing up on the finish. The burn and draw continued to be spot on as they were throughout the smoke. There was no bitterness as the Copacabana came to the end. Overall Casa Fernandez has created a great medium body cigar with complexity and flavor for a great price point. The MSRP averages around $5.50 per stick, which is money well spent in my book. If your looking into trying some of Casa Fernandez's Aganorsa leaf, and enjoy more of a medium bodied cigar, then the Copacabana is a great place to start. Click here to try the Casa Fernandez Copacabana
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