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10 cigar sampler of Medina 1959 Miami Edition Torpedo cigars. These Torpedo cigar samplers are hand made at the Cuban Crafters Miami cigar factory by one of the world's most talented Cuban cigar roller. Medina 1959 Miami Limited Edition Torpedo have that special and elegant taste that only pre-1959 Havana cigars had. That's because they are made under the watchful eye of Manuel Medina, a legend in the history of Cuban cigars. From the dry Cuban-seed tobacco bunching to the precise blending of different tobacco leaves, this cigar yells quality and elegance. While it's beautiful to look it, it's even better to smoke.
The medium bodied smoke is filled with delightful tastes of toasted nuts, mild spices and smooth waves of butterscotch with sweet malt cream that coats your mouth and keeps you hoping it never ends. They can only be compared to the pre-Castro Cuban cigars that magically grabbed your attention at the start and kept you satisfied until the very end. The Cuban-seed Habano long-filler and binder are aged for 6 years and the super-premium Cuban-seed wrapper is aged for at least 5 years.
This combination of tobacco was blended by Manuel Medina to match the exact taste that he remembers when he first started rolling cigars in Havana, Cuba. Each Torpedo cigar is 6 1/2 inches long with a ring gauge of 52. Every single cigar has its own register number. The 10 cigar sampler is hand-packed in a cedar box that is also made by hand in Miami.
1959 was a year of luxurious self-indulgence, romance and when Fidel Castro changed the course of history in Cuba. It was also when Medina started rolling cigars. He eventually became one of the most celebrated Master Rollers in Havana. Manuel Medina played a formidable role in Cuba's cigar history. He started as a roller at the H. Upmann factory in Cuba. His talents were quickly recognized and he eventually became the factory's Master Cigar Maker, overseeing hundreds of master cigar rollers. He was then promoted and became the Master Cigar Maker in Cuba's Davidoff factory.
His talents were showcased throughout Europe, leading him to travel extensively. During one of those trips, he decided to seek freedom instead of success. Medina made Miami, Florida his new home. He is now in charge of making limited edition cigars at Cuban Crafters' Miami factory. Some of the Master Rollers who make the Medina 1959 Miami Edition cigars even worked for him in Havana, Cuba.
Medina 1959 Miami Edition re-creates the pre-Castro Cuban cigars, when Cubans were considered the best in the world. These cigars are unquestionably captivating. Each one is hand made by a decorated Cuban born roller in Miami. These Medina 1959 Miami Edition Torpedo Cigars are hand made by Sonia Oliva Rodriguez. They exemplify the talents and skills of this life-long cigar maker.
She has been rolling cigars for over 22 years and is a Torpedo expert. This is the size that she rolled while making the Monte Cristo Number 2 cigars in Havana, Cuba. Sonia arrived from Cuba a few years ago and started working at Cuban Crafters shortly thereafter. Together with Medina, she continues to make cigars with magical qualities.
Posted by Jess on 19th Oct 2013
5 stars for the appearance
5 stars for the roll...which was flawless...wish all sticks were like this
5 stars for draw
5 stars for burn...had nearly 1-1/2 before it fell off
3 stars aroma...maybe they need aging
3 stars for taste...a light smoke without much complexity or taste
Posted by Steve in Connecticut on 6th Jan 2013
my daughter purchased me 25 of these cigars (without the rings) for Christmas .
they came shrink wrapped vrs. In box which really makes no difference since they were destined for my humidor. words cannot explain what a fine smoke these are!
i can only say that i've been truly spoiled!
I do not believe you can find any other cigar out there which can compare to these!
Light up, kick back and enjoy!!!