A Legendary Montecristo

A Legendary Montecristo

By Alexander Britell The mere act of opening it is a ceremony. It comes in a wooden box, its name inscribed on the side. You slide out the wooden cover, peel away the wax paper and retrieve one of the most legendary cigars in the pantheon of Habanos: the Montecristo A. This isn’t a cigar … Read more

Tasting the Rare Partagas Salomon

Tasting the Rare Partagas Salomon

It isn’t easy to roll a salomon. Crafting this storied cigar vitola is a task often relegated to the most experienced and capable torcedores, or rollers, thanks to its unique shape that tapers at both ends of the stick. Indeed, even Habanos says these figurados are “at the peak of the roller’s cigar-making art.” Even more difficult? … Read more

A Sensational Cigar From Romeo y Julieta

A Sensational Cigar From Romeo y Julieta

A Sensational Cigar From Romeo y Julieta Apart from Montecristo and Cohiba, Romeo y Julieta may be the most recognizable Cuban cigar brand. The famous marque has produced some legendary cigars over the years, particularly in the churchill category it came to redefine. But another cigar is smoking incredibly well right now: the Romeo y … Read more