Nicaraguan Independence Day

On Sunday 15th September Nicaragua will celebrate it's Independence Day. No doubt a few glasses of Flor De Cana Rum will be shared and some stunning Nicaraguan cigars will be smoked in celebration of this momentous event. It was back in 1821 when Nicaraguans first gained their independence after 299 years of Spanish rule. In the intervening 198 years, the country has endured periods of political unrest, financial instability, dictatorship and a pretty major revolution in the 1960s and '70s. Even after all of these upsets, nature has also had a big effect on the Nicaraguan economy and infrastructure too. A major earthquake in 1972 caused a large loss of life and severe damage, whilst another in 1992 destroyed major road and rail networks. Added to this Hurricane Mitch tried his best to finish off the country in 1998 bringing the country to an almost standstill commercially.

The Nicaraguan people though will not let any of the above get to them, as they are tough, resilient and above all proud of their heritage. The celebrations are, of course, a toast to all of those who went before and to remember the efforts of the previous generations to gain that independence. You too can join in the celebrations and help to support the Nicaraguan economy and their cigar and rum industries by stocking up on some gorgeous cigars and rum. Let's face it, life would be dull without Nicaraguan them!

Charatan Churchill - Single Tubed

47
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Light - Medium

Made solely for the UK market, this tubed Churchill containing Nicaraguan and Indonesia tobacco produces a fantastic light cigar. Initially the flavours are cedar with grassy hints slowly building in flavour, while never reaching anything extreme, in the later half hints of coffee and leather can be detected. Smoking this cigar straight from the tube can often produce some bitter harsh flavours, so allowing the cigar to breathe for a few days prior to smoking will allow the cigar to taste its best.

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£13.72

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie - Dirty Rat - Single

44
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Another wonderful example of the very experimental nature of Drew Estate. The Unico Series is another blend that was originally created for Drew Estate themselves. Again, many dozens of blends were created before they settled on this one, but quantities are a minute. The blend for this particular example is top secret, but I can tell you it is robust, full-bodied and so, so good!

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£20.81

Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 Stalk Cut Toro Especial - Single

52
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Meticulously blended over 2 years to produce a quite full-bodied smoke. Notes of Black Pepper and spice. These seriously limited Drew Estate cigars are sure to go quick, so one would recommend being very quick.

In stock
£26.96

Drew Estate Liga Privada No.9 Sampler Gift Pack - Single

Nicaragua
Medium - Full

Translated to English, “Liga Privada” means “private blend.” It is the perfect name, as this cigar was originally crafted not for resale, but for our own personal humidors. Dozens of intricate blends were created, but No. 9 was flawless in both flavour and character.

Blend Summary:

Capa: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks Capote: Plantation-Grown Brazilian Mata Fina Tripa: Select Honduran and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed Strength: Medium-Full Taste Profile: Lush, earthy and espresso-like with an incredibly dense body. Cigar Style: An unparalleled smoking experience for the connoisseur.(Drew Estate)

Here we have a selection of 5 different sized Liga Privada cigars in a unique sampler pack.

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£149.80

Drew Estate Liga Privada No.9 Flying Pig - Single

60
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Seven very different tobaccos are used in the blend; The wrapper is hand fermented for 18 month's + and no sweat is allowed. This is a very labour intensive part of the process. Only four pairs of rollers are allowed to produce these cigars with each pair only allowed to craft 250 cigars a day! The cigars are then aged for a full year before being put on sale.

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£25.08

Drew Estate Liga Privada No.9 - Belicoso Fino Oscuro - Single

52
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Another firm favourite from the mighty Drew Estate is Liga Privada (Private Blend) No.9. Originally crafted for Drew Estate's personal humidors, they were not intended to be a retail product. Dozens of intricate blends were created but this one, the No.9, fit the bill and ticked all the right boxes. Rich, complex and full-bodied.

Seven very different tobaccos are used in the blend; The wrapper is hand fermented for 18 month's + and no sweat is allowed. This is a very labour intensive part of the process. Only four pairs of rollers are allowed to produce these cigars with each pair only allowed to craft 250 cigars a day! The cigars are then aged for a full year before being put on sale.

Very limited and extremely wonderful!

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£27.27

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Fat Molly - Single

56
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

The unique thing is the addition of fire cured tobacco's from Kentucky and Virginia. Normally, tobacco's used in cigar production are air-cured in big drying houses, but the tobacco's used here are cured in specially constructed curing barns where they fire cured. This process makes for a rich, smoky hickory character that is quite sweet and very long on the finish. Not only that, although the flavours are big and bold, the smoke itself is quite rounded and almost silky in texture. Absolutely wonderful.

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£18.50

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Chunky - Single

46
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Another very innovative blend from the guys at Drew Estate and one that is is also pretty unique to cigars in general. The unique thing is the addition of fire cured tobacco's from Kentucky and Virginia. Normally, tobacco's used in cigar production are air-cured in big drying houses, but the tobacco's used here are cured in specially constructed curing barns where they fire cured. This process makes for a rich, smoky hickory character that is quite sweet and very long on the finish. Not only that, although the flavours are big and bold, the smoke itself is quite rounded and almost silky in texture. Absolutely wonderful.

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£12.33

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Norteno Grand Robusto - Single

54
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

If you are looking for something that will pack a punch, you need to look no further. created by Willy Herrera, this was the first new brand to be released after Willy was named as the master blender.

Using a selection of the finest handpicked filler tobaccos from the Esteli­ and Jalapa growing regions of Nicaragua all tied up with a tasty Honduran binder and then wrapped with a bold Mexican San Andreas Maduro wrapper.

Intense flavours of espresso, cocoa, and earth, along with a host of other intriguing flavour nuances.

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£21.47

Drew Estate Acid Kuba Kuba - Single

54
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

The ACID smoking experience is like no other. Each blend holds new explorations in tobacco curing and blending that are the closest guarded secrets in the industry. For the past 10 years, legions of you have sought out ACID cigars in the far corners of the world to satisfy your craving for something truly one-of-a-kind, unique and inspiring.

The Kuba Kuba has a Sumatran wrapper and is quite medium bodied in style. If you have not tried any 'infused' cigars before and want to to try something different, these are well worth a try.

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£19.30

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie L40 Lancero - Single

40
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Looking for something that is not only unique and interesting but also full-bodied? Well, you have stopped at the right page. This is big and meaty with good intensity and quite deep, brooding, mocha-leathery notes with a long, well developed, earthy sweetness on the finish.

Read below for Drew Estates info on the Unico Serie cigars.

''In our ongoing creation of the Liga Privada line, hundreds of different, distinct blends and vitolas are crafted in our endless search for the perfect smoke. Most samples are dismissed with only a rare, select few being deemed worthy, but regretfully due to tobacco limitations, costs, and construction limitations, most of these blends cannot be made into their own stand-alone line. However, they are so perfect in flavor and aroma, we continue to selfishly make them for ourselves to smoke. This is not our desire; we want the Liga Privada connoisseur to enjoy the very same cigars we smoke regardless of any reason.

With this in mind, we have created the Liga Privada Unico Serie – a home for these unique ones. All of the cigars within this series are not only different in size and blend, but they are extra special, extremely limited and exceptionally delicious.''

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£20.44

Drew Estate MUWAT Baitfish - Single

44
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

The Baitfish is quite possibly my favourite 'small stick' cigars. Part of the MUWAT family, Drew Estates Sub-Culture brand these stunning little cigars are made in conjunction with Esteli's other top brand Joya De Nicaragua. Utilising San Andreas Negro Wrapper, Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder and hearty Brazilian Mata Fina Filler, coupled with Nicaraguan fillers provided by JDN. The blend is rich and earthy, with good weight and a bright, sweet undertone.

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£10.49

Drew Estate Undercrown Robusto - Single

50
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Here is what the guys at Drew Estate say about their cigar

*"In early 2009 we asked our torcedores to smoke less Liga Privada cigars because they were leaving too few to be exported. This request was met with the disappointment you would expect, but rather than being disgruntled they responded by blending their own signature liga.

Incorporating many of the same rare tobaccos, but of different vintages and primings, the cigar they created was no mere replacement. Rather it is an exceptional smoking experience of uncompromising quality and flavor that deserves to be smoked by all.

It is always the master makers who are heralded, but the reality is that great cigars are the product of many talented people, most of whom toil in factories with no publicity ever. They are the uncelebrated heroes who make all of our lives more pleasurable with the cigars they craft. And therefore, it is with great pleasure that we are now sharing their factory floor creation with you as Undercrown, borne of our worker's ingenuity, resourcefulness and passion for a great cigar."*

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£17.78

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade - Single

50
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

One of the best cigars that I have tried so far this year. These wonderful cigars were only released at the tail end of 2015 in the American market and have only just made it to these shores.

Medium bodied in style with a silky, rounded character and a long, quite voluptuous finish. They offer an intensely satisfying smoke because there is so much happening on the palate. The smoke starts of with some good earthy characters before a change in to sweeter coffee / chocolate notes. This is one smoke that keeps getting better as you work through it, so much so, that you never want it to stop!

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£18.05

A J Fernandez Last Call Geniales - Single

48
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Last Call is the perfect way to commence the day with a cup of coffee or end the evening with your favourite beverage. A delicious Ecuadorian Rosado Habano wrapper envelopes a binder and select fillers from Nicaragua. Medium to full-bodied, this quick smoke delivers quite a punch with notes of black pepper, cedar, nuts and cinnamon.

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£13.76

A J Fernandez Navegante Robusto - Single

55
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

The new world is a true work of art, blended with the finest tobaccos found in the four main tobacco regions of Nicaragua. Hand selected wrappers and fillers from Esteli, Ometepe, Condega and Jalapa are showcased in a beautiful medium to full bodied box pressed cigar. Notes of Coffee, pepper, wood and chocolate enthral and entertain the palate.

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£16.95

Drew Estate Tabak Especial Robusto - Single

50
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

Using a a selection of fine Nicaraguan tobacco's infused with the essence of Nicaraguan coffee, this is like smoking a richly flavoured, slightly sweet expresso. Like a good coffee too, the flavours linger, gently coating the tongue. I think I will need a double!

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£18.20

Drew Estate Natural Larutan Big Jucy - Single

46
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

Quite possibly one of the most adventurous blends from any cigar producer in the world. Using tobacco's from 12 countries (Brazil, Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Syria, Turkey, and several locations in the United States) this blend is, in a word, absolutely stunning! Rich, smooth and complex and finishes with a touch of sweetness.

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£13.73

Drew Estate Tabak Especial Colada - Single

38
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

Using a a selection of fine Nicaraguan tobacco's infused with the essence of Nicaraguan coffee, this is like smoking a richly flavoured, slightly sweet expresso. Like a good coffee too, the flavours linger, gently coating the tongue. I think I will need a double!

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£8.45

Drew Estate MUWAT Nightcrawler - Single

50
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

The small version of my favourite cigar. The Nightcrawler is medium bodied and is rich and earthy, with a bright, sweet undertone. The flavours are very complex and quite rounded with some delicious nutty notes on the finish. Goes really well with a 20 year old Armagnac.

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£15.00

Drew Estate Muwat Muwat - Single

60
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

MUWAT by Subculture Studios & Joya De Nicaragua (JDN)

The MUWAT story began on the very first final consumer blending session at the Joya de Nicaragua factory in late 2010 during a Cigar Safari tour. After conducting blending sessions for the previous 3 years at the Drew Estate factory we were amped up to extend the concept to JDN. I worked with the JDN team utilizing DE tobaccos, including a San Andreas Negro Wrapper, Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder and hearty Brazilian Mata Fina Filler, coupled with Nicaraguan fillers provided by JDN. The blend proved to be rich and earthy, with a bright, sweet undertone. As months of blending passed, I felt this blend was most noble in the 6×60 format and began calling this cigar “MUWAT”. We all had a good laugh at the name, but when I went back to their factory to pick up the round of 50 sticks, the brand was officially born.

Enjoy the MUWAT

Jonathan Drew

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£22.23

Oliva Serie G - Maduro Robusto - Single

46
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

Serie G Maduro is a medium bodied blend made with Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The unique flavour notes of this wrapper are complimented by the natural richness of Nicaraguan Habano fillers. Medium bodied with cedar and coffee notes. The Cameroon wrapper will develop with age.

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£11.65

Oliva Serie V - Belicosos - Single

52
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Serie V is a complex blend of Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos blended with specially fermented Jalapa Valley ligero, and finished with a high priming Habano Sun Grown Wrapper. This cigar is blended to deliver a full bodied taste while maintaining an unparalleled smoothness. This flavoursome blend exhibits complex tobacco with rich coffee and dark chocolate tones. A subtle and well balanced spice is present throughout.

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£15.09

Oliva Serie V - Double Robusto - Single

54
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Serie V is a complex blend of Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos blended with specially fermented Jalapa Valley Ligero and finished with a high priming Ecuadorian Wrapper. This cigar is blended to deliver a full-bodied taste while maintaining an unparalleled smoothness. This flavoursome blend exhibits complex tobacco with rich coffee and dark chocolate tones. A subtle and well-balanced spice is present throughout.

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£15.93

Oliva Serie V - Torpedo - Single

56
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Serie V is a complex blend of Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos blended with specially fermented Jalapa Valley ligero, and finished with a high priming Habano Sun Grown Wrapper. This cigar is blended to deliver a full bodied taste while maintaining an unparalleled smoothness. This flavoursome blend exhibits complex tobacco with rich coffee and dark chocolate tones. A subtle and well balanced spice is present throughout.

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£18.90

Tatuaje Cafe Noella - Single

42
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

A classic Petit Corona size, these cigars remind me of a Punch with a little more coffee notes to them. The cigar begins a little peppery, but this soon becomes a little more cedar dominated with hints of cocoa and earth.

A wonderful smoke and something which I have smoked repeatedly since first trying them.

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£13.31

Tatuaje Petit Cazadores Reserva - Single

40
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

One of the most popular Tatuaje cigars on sale in the UK. Made using traditional cuban methods and left with a unfinished foot. The cigar smokes about 20 mins long and is ideal for lunch breaks and when there just isnt time for a 40-60 min smoke.

Packed full of earthy smoke with well balanced hints of coffee and spice.

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£7.36

Brick House Robusto - Single

46
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

Brick House cigars first came on the scene in 1937 when production began in America using 100% imported Cuban leaf. The Embargo saw the end of these cigars along with many other brands that used pure Cuban leaf. Then in 2009, JC Newman resurrected the brand using Nicaraguan filler and Ecuadoran grown Havana Subido seed wrapper.

The cigar is packed full of sweet spices and woods. A little pepper comes into play at the halfway point, but on the whole, it's a cool and creamy cigar. Not too strong for a novice and enough flavours to act as a mid-day smoke for the more seasoned Nicaraguan smoker.

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£13.07

Oliva Serie G - Maduro Belicosos - Single

52
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

Serie G Maduro is a medium bodied blend made with Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The unique flavour notes of this wrapper are complimented by the natural richness of Nicaraguan Habano fillers. Medium bodied with cedar, coffee and dark chocolate notes. A great smooth smoke.

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£12.60

Charatan Churchill - Pack of 10 Tubed

47
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Light - Medium

Made solely for the UK market, this tubed Churchill containing Nicaraguan and Indonesia tobacco produces a fantastic light cigar. Initially the flavours are cedar with grassy hints slowly building in flavour, while never reaching anything extreme, in the later half hints of coffee and leather can be detected. Smoking this cigar straight from the tube can often produce some bitter harsh flavours, so allowing the cigar to breathe for a few days prior to smoking will allow the cigar to taste its best.

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£137.20

Charatan Corona - Single Tubed

42
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Light - Medium

Made solely for the UK market, the Charatan Corona is great little cigar. Its light cedar & earthy flavours makes this cigar ideal for those looking for a light daytime smoke, or as a treat for more inexperienced smokers. While the flavours are light, they do build and add a little coffee & leather flavour. As with many World Cigars in tubes the Charatan can be a little bitter and lose some of the more subtle flavours if smoked straight from the tube, allowing it to breathe in a humidor for 2-3 days prior to smoking will produce the full Charatan flavours.

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£10.31

Charatan Corona - Pack of 10 Tubed

42
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Light - Medium

Made solely for the UK market, the Charatan Corona is great little cigar. Its light cedar & earthy flavours makes this cigar ideal for those looking for a light daytime smoke, or as a treat for more inexperienced smokers. While the flavours are light, they do build and add a little coffee & leather flavour. As with many World Cigars in tubes the Charatan can be a little bitter and lose some of the more subtle flavours if smoked straight from the tube, allowing it to breathe in a humidor for 2-3 days prior to smoking will produce the full Charatan flavours.

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£103.50

Charatan Petit Corona - Single Tubed

42
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Light - Medium

Made solely for the UK market, this small Petit Corona is made from a blend of Nicaraguan & Indonesian tobacco. The result is a light cigar with a complex array of flavours, beginning cedary and grassy and as the smoke progresses more coffee & leathery flavours can be found. While not packing as much flavour as the larger sizes, this little Petit Corona holds its own and doesn't disappoint. The slightly lighter flavours make this an ideal first cigar or short daytime smoke for the more experienced smokers.

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£8.93

Charatan Petit Corona - Pack of 10 Tubed

42
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Light - Medium

Made solely for the UK market, this small Petit Corona is made from a blend of Nicaraguan & Indonesian tobacco. The result is a light cigar with a complex array of flavours, beginning cedary and grassy and as the smoke progresses more coffee & leathery flavours can be found. While not packing as much flavour as the larger sizes, this little Petit Corona holds its own and doesn't disappoint. The slightly lighter flavours make this an ideal first cigar or short daytime smoke for the more experienced smokers.

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£89.30

Nub Sun Grown 358 - Single

58
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Launched in 2009 these small, heavy gauged cigars take about 45 minutes to smoke. The large gauge produces a thick ash keeping the smoke cool and flavoursome. The cigar begins with a wonderful flavour of spice & wood, two thirds of the way through the spice falls away to be replaced by earthy leathery flavours. Towards the end the woody, leathery flavours are replaced with more spice and at the very end sweet, almost caramel flavours can be found mixed with the spice in the final few draws.

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£14.68

Quorum Tres Petit Corona - Single

38
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

This small cigar packs a lot of flavour for a budget bundle cigar. It begins a little bitter with a slightly salty taste, once you are half way down the bitterness fades giving way to a sweeter and slightly creamy flavour. The salty, bitter taste isn't to everyone's liking, but worth a try nevertheless.

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£5.31

Quorum Tres Petit Corona - Pack of 10

38
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

This small cigar packs a lot of flavour for a budget bundle cigar. It begins a little bitter with a slightly salty taste, once you are half way down the bitterness fades giving way to a sweeter and slightly creamy flavour. The salty, bitter taste isn't to everyone's liking, but worth a try nevertheless.

Now only available in bundles of 10.

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£53.00

Oliva Serie G - Cameroon Tin - Pack of 5

38
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

The Serie G Maduro is a medium-bodied blend made with African Cameroon wrappers. The unique flavour notes of this wrapper are complimented by the natural richness of Nicaraguan Habano fillers. Medium strength with cedar and coffee notes. The Cameroon wrapper will allow this cigar to develop with age.

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£27.26
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