New Product Spotlight Vol. 3
As you probably know, ever since the IPCPR Trade Show back in June we’ve been receiving a constant barrage of great new stogies into our humidor, ranging from new blends from top manufacturers to phenomenal boutique brands new to the market. In an attempt to keep up with our ever-expanding roster of new items I picked out a few that I thought deserved a little special attention.
First off we have the Leon Jimenes Prestige, the latest debut from the famed La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic. If you’ve tried any of their previous releases I don’t need to tell you that these sticks are super-smooth and rich, and feature some of the best construction in the industry. The Prestige line is remarkably robust for a company that is known for producing typically mild Dominican blends. Combining mostly Dominican and a bit of Nicaraguan filler leaf and an awesomely spicy Corojo wrapper, I’m willing to bet these stellar stogies will end up on many smokers’ wish-lists this year.
Next up is a lesser-known contender: The El Titan De Bronze Redemption Sun Grown Habano. Handmade in Little Havana by only top-talent torcedores, these spicy Nicaraguan firecrackers have been steadily gaining momentum in the cigar world since their debut in 2008, with no signs of slowing down. Medium to full in body, and full in fiery flavor, the Redemption Sun Grown is an excellent choice for smokers who appreciate top-notch construction and like a little extra spicy kick from their sticks. I’ll be stocking up on a few of these for sure.
Another Nicaraguan Boutique brand to recently hit our shelves is the Curivari El Rey Emperadores. Packaged in neat little boxes of 10, these smokes are ridiculously rich and sweet while remaining smooth and well-balanced all the way down to the nub. Combine that with top-tier construction and an effortless burn and draw performance and you’ve got a must-have on your hands.
Last, but certainly not least we have a rare new offering from an old favorite, the George Rico V.I.P. by Gran Habano. Available in Nicaraguan natural or maduro, or Sweet-tipped Connecticut wrapper shades, the V.I.P. is seriously complex in flavor, boasting surprisingly savory flavor nuances at a great price point. I would recommend this earthy and sweet stogie for fans of mild smokes with big flavor.
So there’s a quick look at a few newcomers to our inventory, hopefully something here will be a welcomed addition to your current stash, as every stick I mentioned here is well worth a try. Be on the lookout for another edition of our New Product Spotlight soon, because there are plenty more where these came from (I just haven’t had a chance to smoke em’ all yet!)