In the mid 19th Century, Jose and Eusebio, cousins and offsprings of immigrants from Canary Island owned a small cigar factory with about 12 employees on Macías Street of Santiago de Las Vegas, a province of Havana. Their cigars were made from the leaves cultivated in two small tobacco plantations of their own inherited from their parents located 25 kilometers apart from each other. One was located in the town of Santiago de Las Vegas like their factory. The other was in Tapaste, a village in San José de Las Lajas, also a province of Havana....
Since cigar legend Christian Luis Eiroa returned to the forefront of tobacciana in 2012 from his former company Camacho (now a subsidiary of the Davidoff Group) with a cigar company under the acronym CLE much alike CAO. Christian’s tobaccos primarily hail from Honduras, with secondary front mark’s Asylum (Nicaragua), and Wynwood (Miami) the focal point of this long overdue review. CLE Cigar Company is based out of Miami (the penultimate melting pot of the industry)...
Alec Bradley Prensado Gran Toro
The Prensado comes to us in a 2006 Honduran Corojo wrapper, with a Nicaraguan Jalapa Valley binder, and a combination of fillers composed of Honduran and Nicaraguan longfillers. The whole of the Prensado line are box pressed, so well pressed that they retain their box press shape as opposed to shifting to the uniform and commonplace circular parejo. Additionally much akin to the Family Blend line these too taste much alike ISOM’s albeit on the stronger side, so more like a cross between a Bolivar and a Diplimaticos, potent and extremely flavorful.
Fausto FT-140 Band
The Fausto is a rehashed blend dutifully exact to the original T-110 (Thermonuclear was its nickname) micro blend which was made for Hawaii’s R. Fields Wine Company, a capa is an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro with a bunch constructed solely of ligero tobaccos from Esteli and possibly the Condega Valley as well. The 140 starts off with an almost blindingly spicy start for the first half inch to which it suddenly mellows and begins to taste like a combination of the Cabaiguan and original El Triunfador, which makes it wickedly delicious and oh so creamy; however do be mindful that this is a duplicitously full bodied and full strength cigar.
Meet The Cigar Guys
Enjoy reading our reviews of various cigars sold in 11 Davidus Cigars locations.