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.