Miami Cuban Cigars. Medina 1959 Miami Edition are special. They are hand made at the Cuban Crafters Miami cigar factory by one of the world's most talented Cuban cigar roller. 1959 Miami Edition Robusto have that special and elegant taste that only pre-1959 Cuban 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 Cuba. Each Robusto is 5 inches long with a ring gauge of 50. Every single cigar has its own register number. 25 cigars are 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 Cuba. 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 cigar production at Cuban Crafters' Miami factory. Some of the Master Rollers who make the Medina 1959 Miami Edition cigars even worked for him in 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 Robusto Cigars are hand made by Antero Denisio Gonzalez, or Denisio as he is called by his friends. They exemplify the talents and skills of this life-long cigar maker.
He has been rolling cigars for over 55 years and is one of the few rollers that specializes in various cigar sizes, even though Robusto are his favorite. He started rolling in Cuba's H. Upmann factory, working for Medina. When Denisio arrived from Cuba a few months ago, he called his friend Medina and started working at Cuban Crafters within 2 weeks of his arrival. Together they continues to make cigars with magical qualities.
Posted by Marty P. on 9th May 2016
While visiting south Florida last November (2015) I took my wife and our two friends who traveled with us from California to the Miami warehouse. We had a wonderful visit and walked away with a box of the Cuban Crafters. We enjoyed them until they ran out and we decided we needed to order another box to last us a few more months. We really enjoy these and will buy more.
Posted by Exceeded My Expectations! on 27th Feb 2016
I wrote a review of disappointment and I have to say Cuban Crafters is awsome!! I contacted customer service and they were very courteous and professional and immediately rectified the situation! I will be a customer for a very long time! The Miami 1959's are best cigars I have had the opportunity to enjoy! Thank you so much Cuban Crafters! Your loyal customer
Posted by Regular Customer on 24th Feb 2016
I bought these Miami 1959 robusto cigars before in the cedar box with 25 cigars and they were great from start to finish! I just got this new batch and was very disappointed that they did not have the fresh great taste that the first box I bought had. After smoking the cigar not even half ways it started to peel and leave that harse taste on my tongue and mouth!
Posted by Richard on 12th Jan 2015
These cigars are so smooth and have an excellent draw and taste from the beginning to the end!