Padrón Cigars celebrates its 50th anniversary with two new all-Nicaraguan releases. Padrón Cigars turned 50 this year, and in an industry where fierce competition and other factors such as inclement weather and civil unrest have snuffed out many brands, reaching this milestone is cause for celebration. To mark the achievement, the company, which is renowned for its Nicaraguan puros—cigars with […]
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Since departing Cuba in the 1990s, the company now known as Oettinger Davidoff has focused on the Dominican Republic, with the master blender Hendrik “Henke” Kelner overseeing production of the brand’s wide range of Dominican cigars. So it came as a surprise last year when the brand released Davidoff Nicaragua (www.davidoff.com, $9.90 to $16.50), a […]
The Honduran-made H. Upmann Legacy (www.altadisusa.com, $6 to $7) is ideal for a relaxing late-afternoon or early-evening smoke. It is a complex yet subtle cigar, medium-full in flavor but with a gentle finish thanks to a meaty Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper and well-aged Dominican and Nicaraguan filler leaves that date to 2008. The Legacy is available […]
Smoking the new Casa Fuente 800 Series cigar (www.casafuente.com) could require a trip to Las Vegas. Like the first Casa Fuente–branded cigar from Arturo Fuente, which debuted in 2005 and is said to be filled with a variation of the company’s Opus X blend and wrapped in Cameroon leaf, the new one is available only […]