This cigar arrived in April 2016 in a thick, short format unusual for Padrón as the newest addition to the Anniversary 1964 series, which now contains a dozen formats. The box-pressed Hermoso comes in Maduro as well as Natural.
Hoyo de Monterrey’s new line offers a fresh perspective on the brand. General Cigar Co., the brand’s US owner, had the series produced at A.J. Fernandez in Estelí. Not only is this cigar one of the year’s most interesting creations, its price is also impressive.
Distinctive Pelo de Oro tobacco was once popular in Cuba, but because of its susceptibility to blue mold disease and its low yields, it is hardly grown anymore. Collaborating with farmer A.J. Fernandez allowed Rafael Nodal access to Fernandez’ coveted Pelo de Oro harvest.
A.J. Fernandez’ Enclave Salomon was named the #6 of Cigar Journal’s list of the best cigars of the year 2016. The Top 25 of 2016 feature newly released cigars that received outstanding reviews by the tasting panel.
In 2015 Habanos S.A. launched the Añejados concept. In February 2016 the Partagás Añejados Corona Gorda was the fourth of these special cigars to hit the market.
Originally, My Father Cigars’ El Centurion was only meant to be a limited edition. In 2015, My Father developed a variation of the Toro and Corona formats that featured an H-2K-CT wrapper (a hybrid tobacco) instead of the original Nicaragua wrapper.
We all know that you should never judge a book by its cover, but rather by its contents. The Oscar cigars are enveloped in a candela sleeve and come eleven to a pack, bundled in an old cigar mold instead of in a box.
What’s special about Perdomo’s Small Batch series? Ten-year aged tobaccos, for starters. Small Batch cigars are available with three different wrappers: a Sungrown from Nicaragua, a Connecticut from Ecuador and – our favorite – a Maduro from Nicaragua.
After the successful launch of Davidoff Nicaragua, the company has dared another innovation, introducing a cigar line primarily composed of Brazilian tobaccos. We found the twist of fruity sweetness and subtle spice noteworthy and very successful!
VegaFina launched its limited-edition Conde Pig Tail in spring 2016. The cigar’s head features a tightly twisted “pigtail” of wrapper leaf that lends the series its distinctive name.
Kristoff has been a successful cigar brand since 2004, and this recently released line developed by Kristoff CEO Glenn Case sets itself apart with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. This complex and harmonious cigar is also a very good value.
Christian Eiroa usually produces his cigars in Honduras, but the Chele is one of the first CLE cigars to be rolled in Nicaragua. Chele means “pale” or “blond” in Latin America and refers to the Connecticut wrapper that gives the cigar its light hue.