Cigar Aficionado

Paul Garmirian Adds to 20th Anniversary Line

Paul Garmirian Inc., a small McClean Virginia company that has sold Paul Garmirian (or PG) brand cigars for more than 20 years, has added a pair of sizes to its Paul Garmirian Limited Edition Symphony 20 line.

The Salomones measures 6 7/8 inches long with a very thick 57 ring gauge. They retail for $21 per cigar, and come in boxes of 10. The Short Robusto measures 4 1/2 by 52, and has a suggested retail price of $13.00. It comes in boxes of 25. Both sizes are firsts for the company.

The original PG Symphony, released a year ago to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the PG brand, is the six inch long, 52 ring gauge Connoisseur. It rated 88 points in a blind tasting in the October 2010 Cigar Aficionado.

The company says the Symphony 20 is its richest blend. The cigars are made in the Dominican Republic by Hendrik "Henke" Kelner, and have Ecuadoran wrappers, Dominican binders, and a mixture of filler grown in Honduras as well as the Dominican Republic.

From the March 22 issue of Cigar Insider