We've been waiting for these to come in ever since we got samples a couple months ago...and they have just arrived at Chapel Cigars. These beautiful vitolas start with a Nicaraguan maduro wrapper that sits on top of a Dominican Cuban seed binder and four types of filler from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua: Piloto Cubano, Criollo, San Vicente & Ligero Cubano.
This blend is extremely reminiscent of top Padrons with a beautiful toothy wrapper with a light oily finish. The Cabarete Maduro is in a Toro Gordo box-press size of 6 x 54. At only $8.50, these are a real bargain!
Legend has it that Lady La Gloria, the matriarch of La Gloria Cubana cigars, had a twin, born a minute later with a darker side. There's quite a story with this rival twin, and it's being told in chapters.
Chapter 1 starts as a 7 x 62 Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapped cigar made in Honduras. It is a tweaked blend of the classic La Gloria formula, giving all the flavor you've come to expect from this storied brand, but with a little more oomph.
Chapter 2 is a 7 x 64 cigar from the Dominican Republic. This blend is a further modification which really packs a punch.
One of the most storied names in cigars, Oliva, will be our featured Cigar Brand of the Month in July. From humble beginnings in 1880s Cuba, Melanio Oliva first started growing tobacco in the famous Pinar Del Rio region. After the Cuban revolution, Melanio's grandson, Gilberto found fertile ground in Nicaragua and continued the family tradition of making fine hand-rolled cigars.
I just finished smoking this gorgeous vitola - six inches of box-pressed 60-ring gauge richness. It's a great blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler, bound with a Connecticut Habano-seed binder and wrapped in a well-fermented toothy Connecticut maduro broadleaf with a light oily finish.