Cigars rated 90 and above by the connoisseurs of Cigar Aficionado are the acknowledged cream-of-the-crop. And La Aurora sungrown Maduro occupies a place in the pantheon of the greats. Every smoker we know who has tried it has confirmed that the rating is fully justified. With its Maduro wrapper grown in the sun, subject to all the vicissitudes of nature, it’s an incredible feat to achieve such uniformity of chocolaty color. But the La Aurora extreme commitment to taking only leaves grown on the same farm in the rich soil and ideal climate of Santiago de los Caballeros, leaves picked from the same priming of the plants, leaves cured and aged in the same bale, assures such consistency.But that’s the dedication to excellence that it takes to garner a 90 rating. And for the descendents of Don Eduardo León Jimenes, the fabled founder of La Aurora, nothing short of such an effort is thinkable. Similar devotion is lavished on the meticulous manufacture of each La Aurora. The rich, chocolaty color suggests the tobacco’s unique taste. The soft, white smoke and long, white ash of the La Aurora Maduro produce an experience that is a joy to behold and a delight to savor. Taste the La Aurora Maduro for yourself and know the delights of a 90 rating.
The Gurkha Havana Selection is handmade in Danli, Honduras with an ultra-secret blend of Cuban-seed long fillers and a brilliant Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Maduro wrapper. The combination is one of the most expensive collections of cigar leaf tobaccos ever put on a cigar, but the taste is nothing short of spectacular.While supplies last get 3 Gurkha European cigars plus a mug set ($60 value) with box purchase.
Produced in the My Father cigar factory, famed factory of Don Pepin cigars, the new Jaime Garcia Reserve Especiale delivers on taste and quality. Some of the best cigars to come out of Nicaragua have been produced in this factory and this cigar is no different. A dark, oily wrapper accentuates the Nicaraguan filler and delivers a medium to full bodied smoke.