This is one of those cigars we went all the way to Las Vegas to get our hands on. This Lonsdale was one of half a dozen cigars that were only available to stores that went to the PCA convention in the summer. Now, way later in December, here it is for you to enjoy. It’s called Le Pâtissier, French for pastry chef and it uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and fillers from Costa Rica, as well as the Ometepe and Pueblo Nuevo regions of Nicaragua.
Celebrating the 135th anniversary of when Melanio Oliva first grew tobacco, establishing the Olivas as a tobacco family, Oliva has released a limited edition Serie V. This unique cigar has the same blend as the regular Serie V but features a round cap and a slight taper running down the lower third of the cigar. This was a limited release so once they are gone, that’s the end of them.
The Alec Bradley trilogy makes its return since it was discontinued in 2010. This unique series features three different blends: the Exotic Maduro, the Native Cameroon, and the Authentic Corojo, all in a triangular pressed shape. Come by the stores this week and tell us which one is your favorite. While you’re at it, grab a Prensado and tell us what you think.
From Halfwheel: “Introducing a blend that represents the full potential and innovation of our Camacho factory is a privilege and great responsibility,” said Lana Fraser, director of marketing and retail for Davidoff of Geneva USA, in a press release. “It goes without saying that Corojo has to be the core component of the blend bearer of the badge of boldness, and the shaggy foot symbolizes the character of our factory to always push boundaries without compromises. The aromas and flavor of this new annual release will surely capture and indulge the palates of the greatest fans of the Camacho legacy.”
From Halfwheel: Plasencia Cigars has begun shipping a new size of its Alma Fuerte Sixto size, this time with a lighter wrapper. The Alma Fuerte Natural Sixto II is the same size and price as the original Alma Fuerte Sixto II, a box-pressed 6 x 60 gordo priced at $21. While it remains a Nicaraguan puro, the wrapper used is a Colorado claro color that is lighter than the regular Alma Fuerte. It’s a rather unique vitola with a hexagon box-press meaning there are six sides instead of the normal four sides that most box-pressed cigars have. To mimic […]