Havana Cigars J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial Series Torpedo is an extremely limited production Maduro cigar. With a 93-points rating, only 100 boxes are made per series because the dark and rich Maduro wrapper is so rare. These box-pressed beauties are typical Havana cigars. The master rollers have handmade each one to draw and to burn perfectly. The tobacco leaves are aged for over four years and specially cured through four hanging fermentations. This is the exclusive curing process that the Salazar brothers brought over from Cuba. It's what makes these cigars so special.
The Filler is sun-grown Cuban Seed Habano tobacco from Tabacalera Esteli. The Binder is a wrapper quality Cuban Seed Habano leaf and the Wrapper is a flawless Maduro Cuban-seed leaf. This full-bodied cigar has a powerful Havana taste that is a notch up from the regular J.L. Salazar line. Every cigar is made in the same old fashioned way the Salazar Family made them in Cuba. The taste is as delightful as the cigars is to the eye. It starts with leather, licorice, cocoa and white pepper notes that quickly transform to creamy clouds of bittersweet and dark chocolate, licorice and earthy tones with just enough pepper notes. Floral undertones blend in for a refined complex finish that will have you wanting to light another. The Torpedo is 6 1/4 inch long and has a ring gauge of 54.
Since 1810, when the Salazar family settled in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, they have been growing some of the worlds best tobacco and handcrafting fine Cuban cigars. 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 Pinar Del Rio, Cuba’s prime tobacco growing region. The burlap bag would be passed around and each brother would roll their own cigars. They would each roll enough for the day’s smoke. Each would have a different preferred size 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 premium cigars. The J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial cigars are totally handmade by a master roller. They use the secret blend that the Salazar Brothers brought from Cuba and with only the finest Cuban Seed leaves. The mellow and rich premium taste is unmatched. After trying these cigars, you too will know why J.L. Salazar and his brothers are so proud of their family tradition.
Posted by Dr. Greg Burks on 30th Mar 2013
Smooth, creamy slightly peppery, slow-burning, & of course that 1" ash proves it has earned a 93 rating! My standard is La Gloria Cubana Maduros but after not smoking these for a while has made up my mind to be my second-favorite cigar! These folks are great!
Posted by Unknown on 11th Oct 2012
Powerfully good with deep chocolate notes. Has become my favorite. Smoke one every night to reward myself.