May 7, 2019
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We have an advanced look at some of the highest-scoring smokes that appear in the May/June issue of Cigar Aficionado, coming to newsstands May 21. Also, a vertical brand tasting of the Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro, a Honduran cigar that debuted in 2005, disappeared from store shelves for a number of years and is now making a comeback as a Nicaraguan brand. In cigar news, Imperial Brands PLC, one of the largest tobacco companies in the world, is trying to sell off its premium cigar division, which includes 50 percent of Cuba's Habanos S.A. and Altadis U.S.A. Inc., makers of non-cuban cigar brands such as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta and H. Upmann.