The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2008

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Made By
Latin Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.
Factory Location
Nicaragua
Wrapper
Nicaragua
Binder
Nicaragua
Filler
Nicaragua
Price
$8.50
Ring Gauge
52
Length
6 1/4"
Rating
92

Black Pearl Morado Torpedo


Black Pearl cigars are part of the La Perla Habana group of cigars. The owner, Doug Wood, entered the cigar market in 1996 and was forced to work as a chauffeur to make ends meet. La Perlas and Black Pearls are still not household names, but they do show well in our taste tests. This is the first La Perla cigar to make our Top 25 list, and it is a fine smoke. Rolled by the ToraƱo family in Nicaragua, the Black Pearl Morado Torpedo combines Nicaraguan filler and binder with Cameroon wrapper, a blend that gives it a pleasant sweet quality.