Sublimes Robusto Extra
Factory Location: Nicaragua
Dimensions: 5 1/4" by 52 ring gauge
Sublimes began in 2004 as a local, Miami-made cigar, but didn't become a national brand until 2011. Once the cigar began to get some exposure, demand made Sublimes too large for Miami and the operation moved to the A.J. Fernandez factory in Nicaragua. The blend is a combination of Ecuador Habano wrapper, a Corojo-seed binder and Criollo filler. The label on the cigar reads "Jaromirski & Co." which is a reference to brand owner Thomas Jaromirski. Though the cigar is made in a large factory, Sublimes are still treated as a boutique brand. According to Jaromirski, only 90,000 are produced a year. The Robusto Extra was impressive in its ability to show both a strong and sweet quality with earthy carob chip notes balanced by a touch of toffee.