July 9, 2019
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It’s great when a cigar scores 93 points but better still when it’s in regular production. This is the case for an over-achieving Hoyo de Monterrey, an iconic Cuban cigar full of astounding flavor and delicious layers of complexity. It’s the highest-scoring cigar of the issue, and the best part is, the smoke is available almost anywhere Cuban cigars are sold. And, for the first time in the history of the non-Cuban Cohiba brand, General Cigar now makes a version with a Connecticut-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador. See the entire vertical brand tasting for the best performers in the line, plus a cigar brand with a flavor profile inspired by wine. Our editors have returned from the industry trade show in Las Vegas. Read about the highlights of the show and get a preview of upcoming brands coming your way this summer and fall.