J.L. SALAZAR y HERMANOS Reserva Especial Cigars Toro is a typical Box-Pressed cigar. They are silky and smooth, and their distinguished complex taste is full-bodied with well balanced sweet floral flavors and hints of mild spices, cocoa, coffee and chocolate. The master rollers have handmade each one to draw firmly and to burn evenly. The tobacco leaves in these cigars are aged for over three years and specially cured through four fermentations. The Filler is a sun-grown Cuban Seed Habano tobacco from Tabacalera Esteli. The Binder is a wrapper quality Habano 2000 leaf and the Wrapper is a flawless Ecuadorian grown Habano leaf. Each cigar is exquisitely made in the same old fashioned way that the Salazar Family made them in Cuba. The Toro cigars are an elegant 6” long and have a large ring gauge of 52.
Since 1810, when the Salazar family settled in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, they have been growing some of the worlds finest tobacco and handcrafting fine Puros. At 12 noon every day, the 4 Salazar brothers would meet in the porch of elder brother Mario’s house. Mario would open his burlap bag which contained the finest tobacco leaves of the farm’s harvest. The cured leaves were perfect in appearance and taste. They were envied by all the farmers in Cuba’s prime tobacco growing region. The burlap bag would be passed around and each brother would hand roll their own Cubans. They would each roll enough cigars for the day’s smoke. Each would have a different preferred size of cigar but the blend would always be the same for all four brothers.
Mario’s sons, J.L. Salazar and his brothers, have carried on that tradition and special blend of tobacco leaves in these exquisite boutique handmade cigars. The J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Cabinet Selection cigars are each totally hand made by a master roller. They consist of the secret blend that the Salazar Brothers brought from Cuba, and use only the finest leaves. The mellow and rich taste is unmatched. After trying these, you too will know why J.L. Salazar and his brothers are so proud of their family tradition.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Apr 2016
This is my current favorite. I just ordered 3 boxes, & had to wait 6 months, or more, till they were in stock again. CC has the best customer service, hands down. I am so thankful for their responsiveness & attention they give to their customers. I don't shop anywhere else. I just save & buy in bulk here!!!
Posted by Larry From Michigan on 28th Dec 2013
The J.L.Salazar Hermanos is one of he best made. Strongly recommend this cigar. I have close to 3,000 cigars in my humidors. i have all the top brand names Padron 1964's, Don Pepin's, Drew Estate Liga's,Ashton VSG's,AVO's, Davidoff's. But the J.L. is right up there with the best. I very must Cigar.
Posted by Joel Ciniero on 21st Nov 2013
This was a recommendation from CC and it was all that they said it was. Its got good construction, nicely packaged and has plenty of flavor without being overpowering. The draw is smooth as silk and the burn is consistent.
Try this cigar.