February 23, 2021
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Ramon Allones isn’t the biggest Cuban brand and it’s certainly not the most famous, but in its finest moments, it can be one of the best. The vertical brand tasting turned up a 94-point stunner. See which size excelled along with verticals of J.C.Newman’s new Perla Del Mar Corojo from Nicaragua and the Macanudo Inspirado Green, a Dominican-made brand covered in a dark, Brazilian wrapper. Plus, ratings on two Nicaraguan puros: the Flor del Valle Sky Flower Lancero from Warped, which hit shelves last month, and the New World Toro Redondo by A.J. Fernandez. When Fernandez first released the Redondo, it was only for retail members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America. Now, it’s available to all retailers.