La Paloma cigars, when first introduced, had substantial acceptance in the American marketplace at prices way above the present price. The Vintage Reserva edition is made from tobaccos that were not previously available but, having reached their maturity in early '08, are now available at lower prices. Hand made in the Dominican Republic with a rich Bahia Brazilian Maduro wrapper. Get a FREE Augusto Reyes 5-pack ($50 Retail Value).
Like Mona Lisa, Dona Ines appears to be smiling in her portrait, which adorns the boxes and bands of these rich, mild-medium bodied, Dominican cigars. We use only the best manufacturers and their choicest tobaccos to craft the cigars that, like Dona Ines, bear the Thompson name.
The original Brick House cigars were Cuban puros, handmade with the finest Havana tobaccos. Third-generation cigar makers, Eric and Bobby Newman, have recreated this vintage cigar brand by blending specially aged Nicaraguan tobaccos with hearty Havana Subido™ wrapper leaves to match the rich, well-balanced flavor of their grandfather's Brick House cigars. Handmade in Nicaragua, these flavorful cigars are designed to be enjoyed and shared just like J.C.'s friends and family would have done 150 years ago with the original Brick House cigars.
Ramon Cifuentes, whose Partagas cigars were the pride of Cuba more than 30 years ago, now uses his expertise to keep watch over the manufacture of these cigars in the Dominican Republic. The result is a cigar about as close as you can get to the smokes made in Cuba B.C. (before Castro). The robustly flavored Partagas is highly ranked on the Cigar Aficionado scale of quality. The cosmopolitan flavor of Partagas smokes can be traced to its Cameroon wrapper leaves grown in West Africa, as well as to its top-grade Dominican and Mexican fillers. The fertile San Andres region of Mexico contributes the finishing touch of flavor with its hand-selected binder leaves. A fabulous cigar at a great price. This is an opportunity to take advantage of.