This famous brand originated in 1845, not long after Jaime Partagas sailed from Spain to Cuba. Yet the greatest chapters of Partagas history were written by two other men, Ramón Cifuentes and the son who was named after him. Whether working together or alone, it was those two great cigar masters who made Partagas the leading Cuban cigar.
In 1961, two years after Fidel Castro had seized control of the Cuban government, Ramón Cifuentes was forced to flee the island. Seventeen years later, however, he succeeded in creating his Partagas cigars again, this time in the Dominican Republic, where the unmatched Cifuentes tradition of cigar making remains alive and well. Indeed, Ramón Cifuentes determined that he could begin producing his Partagas cigars again only after he had discovered, years after the Cuban embargo had begun, that the best wrapper leaves were being grown in Cameroon rather than Cuba.
|Wrapper:||Habano Oscuro, Nicaraguan|
Dark. Delicious. Do it.
Erik Espinosa has been around many facets of the cigar industry. He's worked with Alec Bradley, Gurkha, Rocky Patel, and Drew Estate all in various capacities. To say the guy has been around the block is an understatement. And now, Espinosa has found a home. He has his own factory in La Zona and is doing things his way.
No doubt this delightful offerings showcase is its dark, oily Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper, but 601 Green has much more. Made with an extra hearty bunch of Nicaraguan Ligero long-fillers, Espinosa wanted intensity and flavor from this premium. He got it. The resulting cigar is a powerhouse that exudes rich espresso, leather, and chocolate flavors with a toasty, caramalized finish. Rated '91'.
Camacho has made a name for itself among enthusiasts with its top shelf everyday cigars. By using only the finest tobaccos in the world, Camacho ensures that each of its premiums have exceptional quality with astonishing flavor, and it's taking its quest for boldness one step further with its line of BXP cigars.
At first glance, Ecuador BXP appears strikingly similar to the original Ecuador blend, but the addition of Pennsylvania Broadleaf to the mix of fillers gives this cigar some extra kick. The most obvious change is the box pressed vitola, which allows for a cooler burn and adds an extra depth of flavor. Packed with with intense notes of spice, citrus, and coffee, this cigar is a breathtaking addition to Camacho's already impressive portfolio.