I’ve long been a big fan of Habanos’ limited edition cigars.
No, they’re not always perfect, but there’s always a sense of ceremony about them, a sense that you’re smoking a special, rare cigar.
But when they’re on, they’re really on, and they make for spectacular smokes.
That was decidedly the case with the most recent Edicion Limitada I tried: the Ramon Allones Club Allones Edicion Limitada 2015.
For the uninitiated, the Edicion Limitada concept was launched back in 2001, and common to all of them is the inclusion of binder, filler and wrapper that are all aged for at least two years (that and the gold seondary label, of course).
This cigar measures 47 ring gauge by 135mm, a short, somewhat stout cigar.
The first thing that stands out is the signature dark Edicion Limitada wrapper, with that special, almost indescribable texture common to these expressions.
The aroma is complex and rich: sweet notes of nutmeg, chocolate and spice, one that gets increasingly captivating as the cigar burns.
The flavor profile is earthy, with hints of cappuccino and espresso, and a creamy draw.
But what stands out like many of these EL cigars is that it all combines for a feeling of occasion, of great luxury.
This is not your average smoke.
This is an event.
— Alexander Britell