With the rise of Nicaragua, worldwide appeal of Cuba and perennial demand for Dominican cigars, Honduras has become forgotten territory. Consider the Aladino Toro a reminder that Honduras not only produces great cigars, but it grows great tobacco. Aladino was created by industry veteran Julio Eiroa who blended the cigar with Cuban Corojo-seed tobacco grown in the Jamastran Valley.
Made in Honduras, the Aladino Toro is the only Honduran puro to appear on this list. In terms of flavor, the cigar is a complex stew of Mideastern spices, showing notes of bay leaf, clove, cinnamon and cardamom atop a peppery, earthy core that kept us interested the entire time.