Features

City Cigar Weekly Features

June 19th – June 26th, 2017

 

Partagas-D4-cigar

 

 

Partagas D No.4
Origin: Cuba
Strength: Medium
Ring Gauge: 50
Length: 4⅞”

Over the course of its 40-year history, the Partagas D No.4 has gained an enviable following. How enviable? A 2010 study of online sales of Cuban cigars revealed it as the second best seller overall – trumped only by the classic Montecristo No.2. This may be because it satisfies seasoned smokers who prefer a bold and complex smoke, while also appealing to novices who appreciate the smoothness. A myriad of flavours can be detected in a D4, commonly including leather, cedar, and spice. An absolute must-try for the budding Cuban connoisseur.


Tatuaje-Havana-vi-Almirantes

 

 

Tatuaje Havana VI Almirantes
Origin: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium
Ring Gauge: 47
Length: 7″

Many cigar brands toil in obscurity for years before establishing a strong reputation and customer base. Not so with the Tatuaje brand, which was created in 2003 and instantly lavished with praise by Cigar Aficionado magazine. After seeing success with their initial series of ‘boutique’ cigars, they sought to create a more bargain-priced alternative, and the Havana VI was born.The blend used in the H6 has also been praised by Aficionado, including a placement as the 25th best cigar of 2014. The Almirantes is the Churchill size of the series, and flavours on display here include strong earthy notes with a consistent dose of toasted nut.