The Partagas Luisitania is one of the classic Cuban cigars of all time. It's complex, balanced and deeply flavorful. And it's a 2 hour smoke. Don't rush it. Savor every minute!
One of the "classic" Cuban Petite Coronas - the Partagas Short - or "Party Shorts" as they are commonly known is a firecracker. Don't let the small size fool you.
As of 8/06, the boxes of Partagas Shorts and Bolivar Petite Coronas are showing signs of wear... I know, I know... you're supposed to age them. My bad!
The "La Tradicion" Perdomo Reserves come in a "Champagne" (mild), the Cameroon (pictured, mild to medium) and a Maduro. This Cameroon is a wonderful morning smoke as well, with more strength than the Champagne, but still no more than medium.
There's nothing like popping the seal on a brand new box of Cuban cigars. These are Punch Punch vitolas. They will spend some time aging in my humidor, even though the box code is from December of 2004.
These 2005 El's are going to rest for quite a while, but the color and construction make them look like they will be a wonderful smoke!
It looks like Rocky Patel is after the Padron Anniversary Maduro market with this latest offering. That's quite a challenge. I bought one to see what it was all about, but it would take a MAJOR smoke to unseat the PAM's from their rightful throne.
As of 8/06, the Petite Pyramides are disappearing. This has never been one of my favorite marcas, but there are some nice smokes.
What a stellar gem this corona sized Cuban is. This is the smallest of the three new SCDLH's that were first released in a limited edition anniversary humidor and then released later as their own production.
This brand is frequently overlooked in favor of the more popular Montecristos and Cohibas, but this belicoso is a winner. VERY hard to put down!
As of 8/06, some nice San Cristobal de la Havana - especially the newest vitolas (originally from the 5th Anniversary Humidor) - Muralla and Mercaderes.
This is the pride of Pepin Garcia of El Rey de los Habanos on 8th Street and 11th Ave in Little Havana. This cigar is nothing short of OUTSTANDING. Amazing amounts of smoke, perfect burn, great construction and a flavor you can't believe is in a Non-Cuban smoke.
I had to take the second ring off this beautiful smoke because it was getting uncomfortably close to the ash. THIS is the mark of expert construction. Shortly after this it landed on my shirt! ;)
Here's the new release from Torano - the Virtuoso. Classic Torano perfection in construction and a really nice, deep and flavorful smoke.
A while back I smoked a wonderful Vegas Robaina and have smoked a few since. Here is a collection of three or four of every vitola in the entire marca: Don Alejandro, Classico, Familiar, Famoso and the Unicos.
One of the great Cuban "torcedores" is a man named Alejandro Robaina. This is his brand, which appeared on the international scene in 1997 in Spain. The cigar in the picture is a lonsdale size (42 x 6.5) named the Vegas Robaina Classico. Very well constructed and a very pleasant mild to medium smoke.
Would you pass up a chance to grab an afternoon smoke with Camacho Cigars #1 Fan? Rod and I met up at Cigars Around the World in Miami Lakes for a couple of cigars... Camacho's of COURSE. His was a Coyolar Torpedo and mine was a Select Super Robusto. Great time!
Reminiscent of an old cigar label is the welcome sign to Ybor City's visitor information.
Named for Zino Davidoff and blended by master Henrik Kelner, these perfectos are part of an amazing line of Dominican cigars. Full of flavor and tons of smoke they are worth trying if you never have.