La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Maximo

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Maximo

Origin : NicaraguaLa Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva
Format : Robusto Grande
Size : 5.5 x 54
Wrapper : San Andreas, Mexico
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$8 each
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La Aroma de Cuba is made by Jose “Pepin” Garcia & Co. and distributed by Ashton. Mi Amor Reserva gained some press at the IPCPR in 2012 where it was featured prominently. If the name “La Aroma de Cuba” looks familiar to you (or the ornate band on the cigar), it is likely because you have seen older entries in La Aroma de Cuba before the Mi Amor Reserva sub-line was released.

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La Aroma de Cuba Robusto

La Aroma de Cuba #1

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 54
Wrapper : USA/Conn. Broadleaf
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $6 each
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Distributed by Ashton Cigar Company, the La Aroma de Cuba brand is now made by Pepin Garcia in Nicaragua (he already had ties with Ashton’s San Cristobal and Benchmade brands). The brand now consists of eleven vitolas including the Monarch that we previously reviewed.

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La Aroma de Cuba Edición Especial No. 5

La Aroma de Cuba EE No.5 #1

La Aroma de CubaOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Belicoso
Size : 5 1/2 x 52
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $8.00 each
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Supposedly being the go to brand for Sir Winston Churchill, La Aroma de Cuba first originated in... Cuba. Today, the Cuban version still exists but there are also non-Cuban LADC's produced. The La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial are rolled and blended by Jose “Pepin” Garcia for Ashton Distributors. At the time of their making Pepin was crawling into new territory by using the Ecuadorian wrapper instead of his traditional Nicaraguan standard leaves.

Cigar Aficionado did rate the La Aroma de Cuba Edición Especial No.5 its #4 cigar of the year in 2008 (which to some means absolutely nothing) however it certainly encouraged me to pick a couple up to try. And that’s exactly what I did back in 2009. Since then these cigars have sat in my humidor (4 years) almost as a long lost friend. So, today is the day I pull them out to see if these once lovely cigars are still making our hearts and palates wanting more.

On to the review…

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La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #4

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #4

La Aroma de CubaOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Churchill
Size : 7 x 49
Wrapper : Ecuador Sun Grown
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$9 each:; ~ $38 for 5 pack
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The #4 is La Aroma's version of the Churchill.

I first tried the Edicion Especial #4 at the Ashton Taste of Excellence event at my local B&M. If you have never been to one of these, I highly recommend it if it comes to your local B&M. The Ashton rep paired it with a sample of Patron Anejo. It was a very good pairing I must say.

I purchased a five-pack after enjoying one at the tasting event. The next two cigars I had with just water. They have been resting about a month.

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La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #1

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #1

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 5.625 x 46
Wrapper : Ecuador Sun Grown
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$155 for a box of 25
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This line of cigars is produced by Don Pepin Garcia for Ashton. Apparently all of the tobacco used in this cigar is produced form 1st generation Cuban seeds. I have smoked a handful of cigars from this line, but this is my 1st formal review of one. So here it goes...

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La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 2

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No.2

La Aroma de CubaOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 4.8″ x 48
Wrapper : Ecuadorian
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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La Aroma de Cuba is an Ashton-owned brand. The original is an excellent Honduran made cigar available in a wide range of sizes. The artwork on the dress boxes and bands is beautiful and the presentation of the cigars is quite handsome. That goes for both the original line and the Edicion Especial. The true original La Aroma de Cuba was a Cuban-made cigar and was reported to be one of Winston Churchill's favorites which is what gives the brand name a bit of cache. This special edition of the brand is a Nicaraguan-made cigar, blended and made by the now famous and highly decorated Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia. The Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper has a unique hue and oily sheen, and it covers rich Nicaraguan tobacco.

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La Aroma de Cuba Monarch

La Aroma de Cuba Monarch

La Aroma de CubaOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Honduran
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$5
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I was gifted this cigar from Agent 15 a few weeks ago and upon receiving the box o’ goodies this particular cigar stuck out the most. I had no idea that this was by Ashton and thought that I had actually received a Cuban because the band was so colorful and the artwork had that Cuban-esque feel to it, then I realized I couldn’t have been so lucky :)

The La Aroma de Cuba at first glance has a nice shiny Honduran wrapper thats just begging to be smoked and again… very colorful artwork. (I really dig the band if you can't tell). The filler is a mixture of Honduran and Cuban seed Nicaraguan that isn’t overpowering and delivers a very nice medium body flavor.

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