Hailing from the fertile soils of Nicaragua that prove time and time again to encompass many of the same qualities as the revered Cubans of the past with a milk chocolaty Mexican San Andres wrapper. Medium-bodied and brimming with flavor, this box-pressed beauty permeates with notes of spice, earth, and nuts.
The Classic Havana Figurado is a wondrously rich and tasty smoke that delivers a smooth Cuban-inspired journey. A big and shapely 6” x 60 cigar that is stuffed full of proprietary Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos
"The medium-to-full bodied smoke picks up a delightful nutty nuance on the way to a richly textured and complex finale that will have your taste-buds singing in ecstatic delight."
For a truly luxurious and satisfying experience, the Classic Havana Figurado is a grand choice for fans of Cuban-style smokes.
E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel is one of the most highly-anticipated and sought-after cigars to ever bear the E.P. Carrillo name. The third installment in the celebrated and decorated Perez-Carrillo series following La Historia and Encore, Pledge is said to be the crowning achievement of the man deemed “The Godfather of Boutique Cigars,” Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. Rolled only by the most seasoned torcedors at Tabacalera La Alianza in the Dominican Republic, Pledge contains ultra-premium tobaccos from 3 different countries. The filler blend is Nicaraguan, the binder from Ecuador, and the dark, oily wrapper is a unique Connecticut Habano leaf grown right here in the U.S.A. Its predecessors were both impeccable specimens—La Historia earned a 95 rating and was named the No. 2 cigar of 2014. Encore got an even better 96, earning the No. 1 spot in 2018. That being said, Pledge had some big shoes to fill. In 2020, the year of its release, Pledge earned an historic 98 rating and easily strolled to the No. 1 spot in the year’s top 25
Rolled in America.
Delicious. Rare. Smooth.
For the first time ever, there’s an American-made Cohiba.
Made by the El Titan de Bronze factory located in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.
There were only 50,000 cigars rolled.
Tasting Notes: Cream, Wood, Nuts,
Sourdough, Citrus, Vanilla, Coffee
Wrapper:Nicaraguan Corojo Binder:Nicaraguan Filler:Nicaraguan Jalapa/Esteli & Dominican Piloto Cubano
Size:6 x 54
Jaime (pronounced Hi-may) Garcia is the son of Don Pepin Garcia, and an integral member of the family business. He's worked side-by-side with Pepin for years and has had in hands in a number of projects. But now, he's got his own eponymous brand - blended entirely solo.
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial utilizes a dark, oily Broadleaf maduro wrapper paired with a rich blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers with tobaccos from some of the Garcia family's farms. It's on the fuller side, but smooth and layered with notes of espresso, pepper, earth, and cedar. A tasty, well-made stick that will make the old man proud. Burn one of these, and you'll experience the artisanal skill of this family history.
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial received a well-deserved 90-point rating, noting: "Even though this dark, near-veinless robusto is solid to the touch, it draws wonderfully, leaving full-bodied notes of pepper, wine oak and coffee bean flavors on the palate."
Wrapper Connecticut Broadleaf
An exquisite handmade cigar.
Made by Stanford Newman, Diamond Crown cigars are an elusive super premium that utilizes a special, "Connecticut Fermented Wrapper" (CFW). This 5-year old wrapper undergoes multiple fermentation processes, giving it a unique taste filled with sweet, rich flavors. A luxurious experience that commands top dollar. Highly rated and heavily praised.
Diamond Crown received a well-deserved 92-rating noting: "This is a pretty robusto with an excellent draw. It delivers earthy flavors while remaining smooth and round, and has hints of nutmeg and burnt spices."
Origin Dominican Republic
1502 Blue Sapphire is the perfect balance between dark chocolate with the right touch of spice, that only a pure Maduro Natural Nicaraguan Cigar with the right selection of Premium tobacco from Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa can offer.
Key Flavors: Natural Tobacco, Earth, Bread, Wood, Cedar, Black Pepper
Complexity: Medium Plus
Strength: Medium to Full
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Plasencia S.A.
Lancero: 7 x 40
In 2011, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. launched an ambitious new line of cigars called Fine & Rare using 10 types of tobacco leaves in a single cigar.
The Alec Bradley Fine and Rare HOF/506 2019 is a limited-edition, box-pressed toro hand crafted by Raices Cubanas in Honduras. This iteration features a dark, mouthwatering Honduran Trojes wrapper that beautifully covers a double binder of tobacco leaves from Honduras and Nicaragua. Its core consists of seven long-filler tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua. This full-bodied beauty delivers a complexity of flavors that includes wood, earth, cream, and sweetness.
The Alec Bradley Fine and Rare HOF/506 2019 was created in honor of Alec’s father David who passed away in 2018.
Only 2,500 boxes containing 10 cigars per box were produced.
From Matt Booth Himself, The Prototipo 101. This cigar was blended to go head-to-head with some of the heavy hitters on the market today. However, Matt wanted it to be something he considers a "Daily Driver". Something you'd smoke every day, because it is affordable, and consistent. We'd say he did it, The Prototipo is an amazing Nicaraguan Puro with notes of Chocolate, pepper, coffee, and all the nuanced flavors you've come to expect from Nicaragua.
This is authentic Cuban-seed tobacco planted by Cuban farmers using tradition Cuban methods. The beast comes draped in a San Andres wrapper with an Aganorsa Nicaraguan binder and long-fillers. This big, slow-burning blend is medium to full-bodied and complex, and boasts an array of flavors including spice, pepper, earth, coffee, chocolate, and leather.
Five Stars/ 90-points:
"Though mammoth and solid, this huge plug of a cigar burns and draws quite evenly. An initial blast of spice calms down to show a nutty, herbal smoke with hints of graham cracker and an anise finish."
For those of you who don't know, Steve Saka used to be a master blender over at Drew Estate and helped produce some top-notch blends under that brand.
Today, he blends with Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and since the company’s induction into the industry in 2015, they have already put out some highly-rated blends that are grabbing enthusiast’s attention all over.
The Muestra de Saka line of cigars is an interesting one. Mustra de Saka Translates to "Saka's Sample". This is a line of cigars that are limited release blends that are all different and meant to reflect the blending mechanisms of Saka himself.
The Nacatamale is the second release in the line and it’s produced at the Joya de Nicaragua factory in Nicaragua. When Saka started working on this blend, he challenged himself to use the old style 'farm blending' where all the filler tobaccos come from the same farm. Today most cigar blends are comprised of tobaccos from many different countries and farms to create complex and satisfying tastes.
All the fillers in Nacatamale come from a farm in Jalapa Nicaragua with a Nicaraguan binder and Ecuadorian Habano wrapper on top. The result is a complex medium to full bodied cigar with a notes of deep earthiness, pepper, caramel, and a rich, tobacco sweetness.
The Exclusivo is a true homage to the nation of Nicaragua. The blend employs an Ecuador Habano wrapper over tobacco from each one of its four main growing regions: Condega, Esteli, Ometepe, and Jalapa, and the profile is as complex and dynamic as they come.
The medium to full-bodied flavor profile is bursting with notes of citrus, nuts, toast, pepper, and earth, layering the palate in a rich, smooth spice that lasts long into the finish.
A Connecticut for a new age.
Steve Saka has been known to avoid clichés. For instance, when he finally caved to the pressure of making a lancero vitola, he named it #NLMTHA, for “Now Leave Me the Hell Alone.”
He does things his way, so creating a mellow Connecticut-shade cigar proved to be a daunting task. Most aficionados who reach for a Sobremesa aren’t as interested in the same-old Connecticuts with their bitter, grassy profiles, so he looked to the past.
Saka sampled several mainstay Connecticut cigars to come up with the blend for the Sobremesa Brulee, a cigar that’s at the same time classic and contemporary.
A luxurious Connecticut shade wrapper grown under natural cloud cover in Ecuador sits atop a Mexican Matacapan Negro de Temporal binder, with a carefully selected Nicaraguan filler blend.
The flavors are all classic Connecticut, with extra complexity and refinement that can only come from the high-quality ingredients hand-selected by Saka himself.
Connoisseurs and casual hobbyists alike take note: the mellow nutty flavors hearken back to the glory days of Connecticut, and will be right at home in any humidor.
The finest Nicaraguan cigar. Period. Plasencia 1865 Alma Fuerte is such a rich, and delicious cigar that you won't want to put it down.
Featuring a unique blend of Nicaraguan fillers with an oily Nicaraguan wrapper. A super-easy draw and a slow burner, this is one of the most impressive cigars as far as craftsmanship and great flavor.
The Plasencia family is one of the largest producers of premium cigars in Nicaragua and has a well respected reputation as one of the best tobacco growers for over 100 years.
Made with selected tobacco that they've been aging for years for this project, Plasencia Alma Fuerte is a medium to full bodied blend of 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos from Jalapa, Condega, Esteli and Ometepe.
The Sixto II is a Toro size that is box pressed into a unique hexagon shape .
A great choice for the cigar lover who wants one of the very best cigars, available. Mild enough for the new cigar smoker, and flavorful enough for the most experienced palates.
Five Stars/ 93 points
CA #9 Cigar Of The Year 2017
The Kristoff Ligero series takes the traditional Kristoff blends to bold new heights, utilizing three times the ligero to produce a full-bodied, full-flavored bouquet layered with satisfying nuances, but maintaining perfect balance throughout the burn.
The Ligero Maduro blend boasts a dark, oily, and super-thick Brazilian wrapper to conceal a full-flavored Cuban-seed mixture of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers secured within a feisty Cuban-seed Dominican binder from Cibao Valley.
After extensive post-roll aging, these cigars open the palate with rich and toasty nuances, including roasted espresso bean, dark cocoa, black tobacco, and a long, spicy-sweetness from the wrapper. A powerful, richly rendered maduro delivered in smooth, balanced fashion....that’s Kristoff Ligero Maduro.
Gorgeous, ornate artwork and a blend that was selected for the perfect marriage of texture, flavor, and balance, La Historia employs a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. Rich, chewy flavors coat the palate before you’re hit with subtleties of roasted nuts, espresso, black pepper, and dark chocolate. Just a hint of sweetness on the finish adds the perfect balance.
Five stars/95 points:
"The Perez-Carrillos worked two years on this cigar, and it shows in the final product, which is finished with a luxurious, dark leaf of Mexican tobacco grown in the San Andrés Valley."
The wrapper has a dull brown shade and there are lots of bumps and a decent amount of veins that run down the side of the cigar. This is a peculiar shape for a belicoso with a very elongated taper and a sharp point. What’s interesting is that if you said the words “Padrón belicoso,” this isn’t the first, second or even third shape I would think of given the company’s previous releases. The aroma from the wrapper is medium-plus with barnyard, oak, dark chocolate and something that reminds me of the smell of dark rum. The foot has a stronger scent with individual sensations of cocoa, floral flavors, cedar, and a red pepper that creeps down my throat if I take an aggressive whiff. Cold draws taste of cereal, cocoa powder, coffee, gingerbread and a touch of orange. It’s medium-plus in intensity,.
The new Liga Privada T52 is the highly anticipated follow up to the coveted Liga Privada No. 9 by Drew Estate. The T52 employs a unique stalk-cut Sungrown Habano wrapper overtop a signature recipe of seven different varieties of tobacco. On the outside, the stalk-cut wrapper is exquisite....dark, reddish-brown and glistening with oils. After rolling T52 is aged one full year, resulting in a brilliant array of complex nuances. Bold, distinct and loaded with notes of leather, earth, spices and black pepper, T52 is robust and satisfying.
Translating to “private blend,” Liga Privada cigars are utter masterpieces that were originally created solely for Drew Estate employees. Just like Liga Privada No. 9, only the best rollers are used to ensure a perfectly constructed, utterly consistent product.
The T52 contains a distinct, extraordinarily unique stalk-cut tobacco blend wrapped in a flawless Connecticut Habano broadleaf. Rest assured, you’ll rejoice in this stick’s strength. Black pepper and spicy notes reign supreme through each draw of this thick, robust smoke.
Five Stars/92 points: "A dark, oily robusto packed with full-bodied tobacco, though it burns and draws evenly. The smoke is bold with cedar and leather while touches of orange peel and acidity come through on the palate."