Front Runners November 2015: Sizing Things Up

In 2014, Cohiba unveiled a new limited-edition cigar, the Dominican-made Cohiba Luxury Selection, which earlier this year was named Robb Report’s Best of the Best cigar. Now the manufacturer has released a new iteration of that cigar—the Cohiba Luxury Selection No. 2 (cohiba.com), which is available as a 6 × 52 toro. Like the double corona, this Luxury Selection smoke is made from a 5-year-old Cameroon wrapper and features a San Andrés binder and blended Brazilian Matafino and Dominican filler tobaccos. While they ferment, the binder and filler leaves are treated with a proprietary solution of citrus juice, molasses, and herbs and spices, and then are aged in repurposed rum barrels. Once rolled, the cigars continue to age for up to 4 weeks among cedar shavings and more treated tobacco. Cohiba will produce only 1,000 presentation-style boxes of the cigars; each box of 10 cigars is priced at $38.

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