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Gurkha Heritage Toro is #20 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2016

Gurkha Heritage Toro is #20 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2016

The man responsible for the blend of Gurkha Cigars’ Heritage line, which debuted at IPCPR 2015, is none other than the company’s sales director, Juan Lopez. The Heritage line’s intriguing blend hooked us right away, and in 2016 the cigars finally made their way to Europe.

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Punch Supremos ER 2015 Suiza is #21 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2016

Launched in early 2016 for the Swiss market, the Punch Supremos is an Edición Regional 2015 that was commissioned by Swiss Habanos importer Intertabak. The Edición Regional Suiza 2015 was produced in a limited run of 50,000 pieces in Cuba.

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Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes Toro Named No.23 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2016

As the name suggests, Hamlet Paredes was responsible for Rocky Patel’s Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes line, which debuted in the US in mid-2015. The line is rolled at Rocky Patel’s TAVICUSA factory in Nicaragua and has been available in Europe since early 2016.

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Villiger San’Doro Colorado Robusto is #24 of Cigar Journal’s Top 25 of 2016

In fall 2015, three Villiger San’Doro variations were introduced in Toro formats. In 2016, the blends became available in Robusto and Churchill formats. The San’Doro Colorado Robusto our tasting panel smoked for the winter issue of Cigar Journal has lingered on our minds.

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Eiroa Classic Prensado is Cigar Journal’s Cigar of the Year 2015

In 2015, Christian Luis Eiroa undertook his first endeavor to also establish his new brands across the globe. Our cigar of the year is a classic, box-pressed Corona, which impresses even the most fastidious palate. Tasting notes: Espresso and woody aromas, in addition, gingerbread and a gingery spiciness …

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Padrón Family Reserve No. 50 Maduro Named #2 of Top 25

The Family Reserve No. 50 was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Padrón Cigars and was launched in the USA at the end of 2014, and worldwide in 2015. Tasting notes: Fine honey and chocolate sweetness, underlaid by espresso, woody and roasted aromas …

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Don Pepín García Black Edition 1979 Robusto is #3 of Top 25

The My Father line Don Pepín García Black Label (known as Cuban Classic in the USA) is the first blend from Pepín that was produced in the then newly opened Tabacalera Cubana in Estelí, Nicaragua. We took another look at this milestone from the career of this industry great and were utterly impressed …

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