The 2nd Best Cigar of the 2010: Viaje Oro Reserva VOR No. 5

There’s a good chance this is the first time you’re reading about the Viaje cigar brand. It’s a new and fairly unheralded brand, first made under contract at the Joya de Nicaragua factory but later moved to Honduras and the Raices Cubanas cigar factory, which is building a reputation as a maker of delicious, well-crafted cigars. [Read more…]

Cohiba Behike BHK 52 – Cigar of the Year 2010

In 2010, which will likely go down as the year of the Cuban cigar, we smoked many fine Havana-made smokes, from majestic double coronas to bracing robustos, and found the quality of Cuban cigars to be at its best since the mid-1990s. And no cigar from Cuba—or from anywhere else for that matter—impressed our tasting panel as much as the Cohiba Behike BHK 52. This is a classic cigar. [Read more…]