Oliveros Eight Zero Anniversary Royale is a premium blend of Nicaraguan, Columbian, Honduran and Dominican fillers and Costa Rican binder finished with a rich, oily Honduran Habano wrapper. Medium to full-bodied cigar.
Alec Bradley Prensado was built around the Corojo dos mil seis (Corojo 2006 wrapper). The wrapper was grown in late 2006 on the farm in Trojes, Honduras and was in fermentation and aging through mid 2008. Alec Bradley Prensado possesses an abundance of strength and natural sweetness as well as a tremendous amount of complexity. In addition, Prensado has a beautiful reddish brown cubanesque look and feel to it. Prensado is Alec Bradley's first traditional pressed line of cigars and the most full bodied blend to date.
One of the Dominican Republic’s elder statesmen of cigar manufacturers, José Girbés is something of an elitist. Never one to push production, Girbés has maintained a low profile, low production atelier that is below the radar screen when calling attention to big production numbers. He knows big numbers often do not translate into high quality, and he prefers to expend all his efforts on keeping his beloved namesake cigar the best. To that end, you’ll not likely see a José Girbés cigar competing for ratings against the likes of Montecristo or Macanudo. That’s just not Girbés’ style.Perhaps it’s because he’s content to purchase his tobaccos in minuscule lots so that he can personally examine each bale, keeping tabs on it during its three-year aging. He can personally take a practiced hand in the blending of the exquisite naturally double fermented San Vicente Valley long fillers. He can personally train and oversee his elite cadre of torcedores as they work with prized Brazilian Arapiraca Maduro wrapper leaves. For such reasons as these, José Girbés keeps his production low, very, very low.But that’s why no one, but no one beats José Girbés for consistency. His value prices speak for themselves. Nowhere will you find a better-made cigar at the price of a José Girbés.