Puro Gold

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 […]

BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | Cigars: E.P. Carrillo Edición Limitada 2013

Representing a new direction for the blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the E.P. Carrillo Edición Limitada 2013 (, $300 per box) features a Mexican wrapper. Perez-Carrillo selected a San Andrés maduro and combined it with a double Nicaraguan and Brazilian binder and a Nicaraguan filler to produce a medium-full-bodied smoke with an enticingly long finish. The Edición […]

BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | Cigars: H. Upmann Legacy

The Honduran-made H. Upmann Legacy (, $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 […]