Every year Cigar Journal look at the industry and select the best cigars out there, this selection includes some of their favourites.
Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus I Cigar – Plasencia Alma Fuerte, a unique blend of our best-aged tobaccos, grown in our highest quality soil, accentuating their bold, vibrant and intense flavors. Laced with hints of dark chocolate, plum, and cinnamon, the taste is rounded out with finishing notes of oak and molasses.
Oscar Valladares McFly Toro – Handcrafted in a popular 6×52 size, Oscar Valladares McFly Toro cigars are the long awaited follow up to Oscar’s wildly popular SuperFly line. Whereas SuperFly took us on a nostalgic journey to the funky 1970s era , McFly Toro is taking smokers back to the future with a blend that features expertly aged Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican long filler tobaccos, followed by a tasty Honduran binder and sleek, oily, San Andres Mexican wrapper. Named after Marty McFly, the main character of the famous “Back to the Future” film from 1985, this tasty stick is medium-to-full bodied, and laced with rich flavours of black pepper, leather, roasted nuts, and hints of citrus zest for some added kick.
Sixty by Rocky Patel Toro – For his 60th birthday, cigar entrepreneur Rocky Patel crafted the Sixty by Rocky Patel to not only celebrate his milestone birthday, but to share his passion for tobacco, and the fine craft of cigarmaking with aficionados. The tobaccos used for this commemorative stick have been aged for at least six years prior to rolling. Once rolled, the cigars were allowed to age for a minimum of two years so that their flavors could marry. Rocky and his team of expert blenders went through 145 different combinations before finally settling on the ideal blend for the Sixty. This specially selected blend features a delicious, dark chocolatey, oily Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper that envelops a binder and filler made of Nicaraguan tobaccos. The Sixty offers a smooth, balanced smoking experience with a rich complexity you will want to savor on special occasions or just because. The Sixty by Rocky Patel is handmade at Rocky’s Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. (TAVICUSA) in Esteli, Nicaragua.
Zino Nicaraguan Robusto – The new Zino brand is inspired by people who celebrate a lifestyle and state of mind driven by experiences, open-mindedness and an unwavering curiosity,” said Edward Simon, chief marketing office at Oettinger Davidoff AG, via a press release. “Zino Davidoff himself was a restless pioneer of the tobacco world and, when he set out to learn and gather experiences around the globe, he was only 19 years young. While creating the new Zino cigar brand, we aimed to suit Zino Davidoff’s sense of discovery and spirit to live in the moment, and are very excited about the result. The blend of the new Zino Cigars is sure to please those who look for earthy taste profiles with spices and some sweetness.” The blend features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a Seminal 56 seco binder grown in Nicaragua, and fillers that include Honduran visus from Olancho and Jamastran, Nicaraguan visus from Ometepe, and Dominican San Vicente and San Vicente Mejorado secos.
Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Mareva – The World Cigar Smoking Championship by Rocky Patel ushers in a new decade for the Cigar Smoking World Championship. The Cigar Smoking World Championship is an international competition in the “slow smoking” of cigars. Competitors compete in how slow they can smoke their cigar with time penalties given for such things as breaking your ash or burning the competition ring (cigar band). The official size of the competition is the 5 1/8 x 42 Mareva which, in 2019, was smoked non-stop from the initial light for 3 hours, 26 minutes and 8 seconds. Additionally, the cigar is available in both a Robusto and Toro format and features a San Andres wrapper with two binders from Costa Rica and Panama encapsulating fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. How long can you keep your cigar lit?
This cigar selection comes with our Havana House humidified pack to keep your cigars in perfect condition during transit and for weeks after so you get that fresh out of the humidor smoking experience. Also included is a high quality German made cigar cutter and Havana House cigar matches.