reserve SELECTION  /  JUNE 2022

** Due to the limited nature of the products included in this level, we may occasionally alter the contents of the current selection based on product availability**

COHIBA SERIE M CORONA GORDA

Length: 6 1/2”

Ring Gauge: 48

Strength: Medium-Full

MSRP: $30.00

COHIBA SERIE M CORONA GORDA

Cohiba is one of the most well-known names in the cigar industry, and it may be one of the best-known luxury brand names in the world. Ask anyone who swims in the upper echelons of society and they will surely tell you that Cohiba is the pinnacle of luxury. So how does one create a new Cohiba blend for this marquee brand? Very carefully. The management team at Cohiba approach each new product in a way that befits the status of its name. Their commitment is to create new and exciting blends for the brand using the finest raw materials (tobaccos) available, at the best factories in the world, and they only use their best cigar rollers to produce these cigars. It is this commitment that ensures each Cohiba will be a special experience for those who choose to enjoy them as they continue to create new cigars worthy of the Cohiba name.

Take one look at the Cohiba Serie M, and you’ll know you have something special in front of you. This is the first American made Cohiba, and it’s produced with great care at the El Titan de Bronze factory in Little Havana, Miami, Florida by their team of certified Level 9 cigar rollers. Each of these small- batch Cohibas use a blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos for the filler along with a double Nicaraguan binder (one leaf from Jalapa and the other from Esteli). The wrapper is a beautiful Nicaraguan grown Corojo leaf that is smooth and presents a nice oily sheen. Expect rich flavors of roasted coffee, cream, cedar and toasted nuts with hints of pepper and salted caramel. This gorgeous cigar smokes beautifully and is truly worthy of the Cohiba name.

SIXTY BY ROCKY PATEL TORO

Length: 6 1/2″

Ring Gauge: 52

Strength: Medium-Full

MSRP: $18.00 each

SIXTY BY ROCKY PATEL TORO

Rocky Patel has the distinction of being one of the few cigar brands to survive the “cigar boom” of the 1990s. Not only did he survive, he has thrived and brought his brands to be some of the best selling cigars in the industry. If you’ve been around the cigar world for a while, there is little doubt that you have smoked one of his cigars at some point. He built his brand by following his passion and putting in the effort to build a following. He often logs more than 300 days on the road every year between visiting factories and spending quality time in cigar stores throughout the world. Rocky strives to win over new customers to his brands by interacting directly with them and sharing his enthusiasm for premium cigars and his range of premium cigars. He’s been doing it this way for over 25 years! One thing is for sure, Rocky Patel isn’t one to rest on his laurels. He is constantly learning and innovating. Working with the finest tobacco growers and cigar blenders, Rocky regularly introduces 3-5 new blends every year. Each one is unique and he’s happy to spend the time to let you know why each one is special.

Like many cigar companies, Rocky Patel loves to create a cigar for a celebration. Anniversaries, birthdays, and more, if there is a reason to celebrate, a cigar maker will create a cigar for the occasion. In this case, to celebrate his own 60th birthday, Rocky Patel set out to create the finest blend he had ever released. The Sixty by Rocky Patel uses a blend of aged Nicaraguan filler and binder tobacco along with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. Once these cigars are rolled, they are rested in cedar aging rooms for no less than 2 years to ensure perfect balance and combustion as soon as they land in the hands of consumers. Tasting notes include flavors of earth, pepper, and cocoa with hints of caramel, vanilla, espresso, and cedar. Sixty by Rocky Patel is one of the most complex and well balanced cigars he has ever introduced. This blend may have you rethinking your opinion (for the better) of what Rocky Patel cigars are all about!

RAMON ALLONES BY AJ FERNANDEZ TORPEDO

Length: 6 1/2”

Ring Gauge: 54

Strength: Medium-Full

MSRP: $15.00

RAMON ALLONES BY AJ FERNANDEZ TORPEDO

AJ Fernandez is undoubtedly one of the most prolific cigar makers of the modern era. Raised in Cuba, he now operates 10 tobacco farms and 2 cigar factories in Nicaragua. Between these facilities, over 100,000 cigars a day are produced under his watchful eye. His true passion, and why he is able to produce such a wide variety of superior quality premium cigars, is the tobacco that he grows. Without quality materials, your product will never be exceptional. It is this philosophy that drives him to spend equal time between farms and factories. Each tobacco leaf must meet his high standards, and each cigar must be expertly constructed. He takes great pride in his creations and would never attach his name to the end product if it didn’t meet his standards.

As a proud Cuban-born individual, AJ Fernandez always jumps at the opportunity to recreate a famous Cuban cigar brand using his own tobaccos in his own factory. Truly, there are few things that get his creative juices flowing like this process. He appreciates the cultural implication of bringing these brands back to their former glory and spares no expense in their creation. Ramon Allones begins with a complex blend of six types of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos grown on his farms. Topping the blend is a unique hybrid Medio Tiempo wrapper that he developed and also was grown under his watchful eye. Tasting notes include flavors of cedar, leather, and earth with hints of pepper, cream, nuts, and the slightest raisin sweetness. There doesn’t seem to be anything AJ Fernandez can’t blend well, and these Ramon Allones are exceptional.

DAVIDOFF LIMITED EDITION 2022 GRAN TORO

Length: 5 1/2”

Ring Gauge: 58

Strength: Medium-Full

MSRP: $32.00

DAVIDOFF LIMITED EDITION 2022 GRAN TORO

Davidoff is an iconic name in the cigar industry. They are the first true luxury brand in the cigar industry and are known for producing some of the best, high-quality, and consistent handmade cigars in the world. Their factories in the Dominican Republic are cathedrals to the craft, and their tobacco stores are the envy of fellow manufacturers. It’s the company’s commitment to quality that drives them to regularly examine their work and adjust blends as necessary. Whether you grab a Davidoff Aniversario Double R today or 5 years from now, their process ensures that the cigars are remarkably consistent. It’s one of the many reasons why only a Davidoff is a Davidoff. Their cigars are truly timeless.

The latest limited edition from Davidoff has burst onto the scene! The Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 is part of what Davidoff calls their “Black Band Collection” (which was previously referred to as the Discovery Series). The Black Band Collection includes their Escurio, Nicaragua and Yamasá lines. This limited edition is available in a single Gran Toro format and the blend includes tobaccos from each of the three Davidoff Black Band lines. The blend is complex thanks to its core of five unique filler tobaccos: Brazilian mata fina seco, visos from Estelí and Jalapa, Nicaragua, and a Hybrid 2020 seco and San Vicente mejorado seco from the Dominican Republic. The binder is a Brazilian seco leaf, and it is topped with a dark Ecuadorian wrapper. Tasting notes include flavors of leather, cedar, and pepper with hints of coffee, nuts, and cocoa. This richly flavored cigar is complex and satisfying. The Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 is another exceptional release from the company.

PADRON FAMILY RESERVE 50 MADURO

Length: 5″

Ring Gauge: 54

Strength: Medium-Full

MSRP: $28.00

PADRON FAMILY RESERVE 50 MADURO

One of the most highly rated and acclaimed cigar brands in the world is Padron. It’s almost like they couldn’t make a bad cigar if they tried. Not that they would of course, but from their everyday “Thousand Series” to their high-end blends like the “Serie 1926” and more, Padron earns universal praise and well deserved adoration from the cigar community. Their secrets of cigar making are closely guarded, and their distribution is tightly controlled to ensure that only the finest tobacconists are entrusted to sell Padron cigars.

The Padron Family Reserve series uses only the best tobaccos at their disposal. The series was created to commemorate family milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries, so naturally only the best will do. Each size in the family reserve series is available in either Natural or Maduro wrappers, but all use exclusive Nicaraguan tobaccos for the filler and binder. In this case a light colored wrapper grown in Nicaragua is carefully laid atop the blend. The No. 50 Maduro is a complex puro with an earthy profile that features notes of coffee, nuts, and cocoa along with hints of black cherry and pepper. The Padron Family Reserve No. 50 Maduro is another amazing blend from the Padron Family.