Happy Fathers Day for all you Dads out there! Weve got another hot line up which should kick your summer into high gear.
Back in 1995, two investment advisors saw an opportunity to produce their own line of cigars in the Dominican Republic. The result was DomRey Cigar Ltd., a partnership between various factories in the Domincan Republic and growers of the finest tobacco crops on the island. Starting off with three Dominican-made brands, the Cusano Hermano line has since received considerable attention among aficionados. Readers of SMOKE Magazine might find this line most recognizable as its continually referred to as Highly Recommended. Cigar Aficionado rates the Cusano Hermanos in the top 50 cigars in the world and the 16
best brand in the Dominican Republic. It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the their latest and best creation yet, the
Cusano Hermano Vintage Corona
. Blended with five organically grown tobaccos, two Cuban seed and two Dominican seed, and surrounded by a Cuban Colorado Maduro wrapper grown in Ecuador, this gorgeous looking cigar encompasses everything you love about Cuban cigars without the kick in the ass!
Weve waited on cigars before, but our 2
feature of the month takes the cake. Finally Indian Tabac has presented us with the much anticipated Box Pressed Super Fuerte. "Super Fuerte" means "super strong," and this cigar lives up to its billing as a full-bodied, full-flavored treat. It combines a recipe of Costa Rican Ligero, Nicaraguan Ligero, Honduran Seco, and Viso Nicaraguan Estelli, all wrapped up in the luscious Habana2000 Cuban seed wrapper. The delay in receiving this months 88 rated
Indian Tabac Habana2000 Classic Boxer
was due to packaging delays from the box manufacturer. As a result our featured cigars have had an extraordinary eight additional months of aging. Needless to say, these babies are ripe for smoking today! Our advice is to enjoy them in all their glory and reorder quickly.
Our third feature of the month is delivered in honor of tradition, longevity, quality, and consistency. Few cigars can claim performance like this months third feature of the month, the
La Finca Corona
. This Nicaraguan gem has boasted ratings of 88 to 90 over three years even as its description changes. If youre familiar with cigar trends youll realize that this is virtually unheard of outside of Cuban brands. In fact the La Finca Corona is the only cigar ever to be featured twice in the cigar of the month club since its inception in early 1996. Even better, the La Finca has always been priced so that people could enjoy them by the box. Our hats are off to the ever-great La Finca Corona.
Some of you may recall seeing Chuck Norris on the cover of Cigar Aficionado a few issues back. Well if you didn't know, Chucks doing better than the Karate Kid these days for more reasons than one. In addition to having global fans of his popular TV series, the cowboy kickboxer has been involved in a prospering line of cigars. Chuck Norris and his cigar fanatic partner, Jim Belushi, developed Lone Wolf Cigars to compete with the "lack of range" among the Dominican brands as well as to show their appreciation for the leaf. In their efforts to develop completely different blends for their various lines, they actually came up with a few gems. One of them is the
Lobo Rojo Belicoso
. Besides being the most expensive cigar of all the Lone Wolf lines, the Lobo Rojo Belicoso stands out for its uncanny balance of delicate flavors. Both the novice and seasoned cigar smoker will appreciate this 87 rated Belicoso as the perfect match for a pensive mood.
Hey mon! The Cigar Renaissance is featuring their first cigar from Jamaica! Outside of Macanudo and marijuana theres not a ton of hot smokes being produced in Jamaica these days. Even the recent return of Royal Jamaica to the island has not produced the type of quality weve been expecting. However, Temple Hall Estates has been producing premium hand-made cigars in Kingston, Jamaica since 1876. One school of thought on their popularity over the years is that they dont actually use any Jamaican filler tobacco. If youre familiar with Jamaicas #1 producing crop, then this may also be a good thing lest we could all potentially be getting high. And, considering prices down in Jamaica, wed also be getting ripped off. This months 88 rated
Temple Hall No. 700
retails for $7.80+ per cigar. Our school of thought on Temple Halls popularity is that theyre just so damn good. So enjoy the churchill and trust us on this one; the Temple Hall No. 700 IS the Real Deal!