Cuba Aliados Cigars OnlineThe Cuba Aliados Corojo cigar hails from Danli, Honduras, the manufacturing headquarters of Reyes Family Cigars.

The company describes the cigars in the line as a “medium to full-bodied, full-flavored masterpiece.” Products in the series are rolled by hand. They feature an esteemed Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper and an Ecuador-Sumatra binder. The filler is comprised of Nicaragua and Dominican Piloto Cubano tobacco.

The Cuba Aliados Corojo cigar comes in various sizes, sure to accommodate the various preferences of smokers:

• Lance (5 ½ x 64)

• Piramide #2 (6 ½ x 56)

• Regordo (6 x 60)

• Belicoso (6 ½ x 56)

• Piramide #3 (5 x 50)

• Toro Extra (6 x 53)

• Robusto (5 x 50)

This series certainly packs a unique history. Company founder and patriarch Rolando Reyes Sr. started up a stogie factory he named “Los Aliados” in Las Vilas, Cuba, in the early 1940s. A few years later, he transplanted the factory to Havana and successfully operated it until 1968, when the Castro regime confiscated the “Los Aliados” factory and its accompanying trademark.

In 1971 Reyes emigrated to the United States and made his new home in Union City, New Jersey. This is where in 1973, he built a new factory and called it “Cuba Aliados.” In a fluke, Reyes again lost distribution and trademark rights (only to regain the trademark in 2004).

Over the years, Reyes moved his factory to the Dominican Republic, followed by Miami, and finally settled in Honduras, where he launched the Puros Indios line in 1995. Reyes died in 2012 of natural causes, at the age of 89. Less than three years prior to his death, he was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the European Cigar Cult Journal.

Now under the presidency of his grandson, Reyes’ factory and its more than 200 rollers continue to produce 75,000 highly sought-after stogies daily – among them the Cuba Aliados Corojo cigar.

The magazine Cigar Aficionado awards this line a highly respectable 91-point rating. Most smokers tend to agree: the Cuba Aliados Corojo cigar line is nothing short of extraordinary.

The Piramide #2 and #3 are both described as featuring excellent draw and construction. Reviewers note earthy tones with very little spice.

Likewise, the Belicoso appears to be a smokers’ favorite as well. One smoker describes the stogie as a “45-minute pleasure to smoke” with a “sweet beginning and a cocoa end.”

As for the Robusto, aficionados agree it is exceptional in every way, from smoothness and a consistent burn, to a nutty, creamy vanilla flavor that is said to culminate in a sweet leather finish.

Reviewers report that they saw enormous differences in the quality of the smoking experience after they allowed the stogies to rest in a humidor for several weeks or months. For the fullest flavor, many recommend exercising a bit of patience and restraint before setting fire to the Cuba Aliados Corojo cigar.

Despite mostly rave reviews, some aficionados seemed to be expecting something different. Perhaps it’s just a matter of taste or strength preference, or possibly the extra time in the humidor that makes all the difference. Regardless, the accolades far outweigh the naysayers on this one!

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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