The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2004

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Made By
La Flor de Copan
Factory Location
Honduras
Wrapper
Honduras
Binder
Honduras
Filler
Honduras, Nicaragua
Price
$3.95
Ring Gauge
44
Length
5 1/2"
Rating
91

La Aroma de Cuba Corona


Most Honduran cigar factories are located in DanlĂ­, a tiny town in the southeast near the Nicaraguan border. One of the lesser-known gems of the country is Flor de Copan, a factory in western Honduras close to Guatemala. The high altitude gives the area a pleasant temperate climate, and the local Cuban-seed tobaccos make superb wrappers. One of Flor de Copan's best brands is La Aroma de Cuba, made for Ashton brand owner Robert Levin. The cigars are strong, stronger than regular Ashtons and modestly priced. At just under $4, the 5 1/2 by 44 corona gives amazing bang for the buck.