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).
The Cuesta Rey Centenario Maduro has been a standard at Thompson Cigar for many years. This mild-medium Maduro wrapped, long filler cigar is handmade in the Dominican Republic by the famed Carlos Fuente Jr. An easy smoking cigar you are sure to enjoy. All available in boxes of 10.
Knowledgeable smokers claim Licenciados is the true son of the Havana cigar. Cigar Aficionado, in its June ’94 issue, awarded Licenciados a spectacular 93 rating! Most present-day Cubans don’t even come close. In point of fact, it’s the highest rating ever achieved by a non-Cuban cigar. How did this Havana, by way of the Dominican Republic, manage to achieve its 93 rating?For the answer to that, you need to know something of the dedication of Manuel Quesada, the guiding force behind Licenciados. It has been his single-minded passion to reproduce the famous taste of the Cubans of 40 years ago. Of course, this could be said of many of the old guard expatriate families since Castro. But none have succeeded on a par to match Quesada.
Sure, we’re in a recession but that doesn’t mean you can’t afford a luxury cigar. Exhibit A is Perdomo Exhibicion, a stunning blend of three factory-aged, Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long fillers, including 4 year aged Seco leaves from the Condega region, 5 year aged Viso leaves from Jalapa, and 6 year aged Ligero from Esteli. Sleeved in handpicked oak barrel-aged wrappers, the Perdomo Exhibicion is one well-balanced, beautiful smoke.Bonus 5 Pack of Perdomo Patriarch with box purchase ($35 value).