La Aurora ADN Dominicano features a rare strain of tobacco called 'Andullo'. Instead of the normal processing in a pilon, It's wrapped like a rope in palm or yucca leaves to age. A full leaf of Andullo is used in the blend of every ADN Domincano cigar.
This Andullo is blended with Dominican long fillers from the Cibao Valley, plus Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania tobaccos; the binder is Cameroon, then it's back to Cibao for the Dominican-grown wrapper. Medium-full and stunningly complex, La Aurora ADN Dominicano cigars are amazing!
As a bonus this month, we are featuring an Andullo purito! This is the aforementioned Andullo tobacco rolled into a tiny cigar. This is how cigar blenders smoke individual tobaccos when they taste and blend. It's an amazing look at this very special and unique tobacco!
EZRA ZION EMINENCE
The Ezra Zion Eminence was released in 2013 and was quickly labeled by Cigar Aficionado as "the poor man's Padron!" 94.5 RATED. It's a phenomenal med/full strength blend of Aganorsa tobaccos wrapped in a dark San Andres maduro leaf. Flavors of dark chocolate, molasses, espresso, and cream.
CIGAR FEDERATION TOBACOS CHOCOLATE B-DAY CAKE
If you are a fan of creamy, sweet, smooth, and tasty cigars then you are gonna absolutely LOVE Chocolate B-day Cake!
Chocolate B-day Cake is a uber-unique combination of tobaccos that to us all tasted like milk chocolate, creme brûlée, vanilla ice cream, and caramel. How in the heck do you not make the ultimate dessert-style cigar outta that amazing mix?
DUNBARTON TOBACCO & TRUST SOBREMESA
Can we all just acknowledge something real quick? Steve Saka is one of the greatest cigar blenders in history. Period.
When Steve came back onto the cigar scene with his new company, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, he quickly let everyone know he meant serious business with his first release....Sombremesa!
Sobremesa is one of the greatest cigars you could ever hope to smoke. It has everything the true boutique cigar connoisseur could ask for: Complex rich flavors, perfect balance, impeccable burn and construction....and a hella cool band!
BLACK LABEL TRADING CO. BISHOPS BLEND
This year's Bishops Blend is the fourth installment of the annual release...and it's the best so far!
BLTC owner, James Brown, described Bishops Blend 2019 like this:
“I’m very excited about this release of Bishops Blend. We wanted to start the year off strong and release one of our most anticipated releases early. Bishops Blend boasts big bold flavors of anise, pepper, raisins and a sweet earthiness on the finish. It is very complex and extremely refined. As with the past vintages, the broadleaf fillers shine at the forefront and are perfectly balanced by the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.”