J.L. SALAZAR y HERMANOS Reserva Especial Robusto is a typical Cuban Box-Pressed cigar. The cigars are silky, dark and rich. The master rollers have handmade each Robusto to draw firmly and to burn evenly. The tobacco leaves in the cigars are aged for over three years and specially cured through four fermentations. The Filler is a sun-grown Cuban Seed Habano tobacco from Tabacalera Esteli. The Binder is a wrapper quality Cuban-Seed Habano 2000 leaf and the Wrapper is a flawless Ecuadorian grown Cuban Seed Habano leaf. Each cigar is made in the same old fashioned way that the Salazar Family made them in Cuba. The Robusto cigars are 5½” long and have a large ring gauge of 52.
Since 1810, when the Salazar family settled in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, they have been growing some of the world’s finest tobacco and handcrafting fine cigars. At 12 noon every day, the 4 Salazar brothers would meet in the porch of elder brother Mario’s house in the farm. Mario would open his burlap bag which contained the finest tobacco leaves of the farm’s harvest. The cured leaves were perfect in looks and taste and were the envy of the other tobacco farmers in Cuba’s prime tobacco growing region. The burlap bag would be passed around and each brother would roll their own Cuban cigars. They would each roll enough cigars for the day’s smoke. Each would have a different preferred cigar size but the blend would always be the same for all four brothers.
Mario’s sons, J.L. Salazar and his brothers, have carried on that tradition and special blend of tobacco leaves in these exquisite robusto cigars. These J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Cabinet Selection Robusto cigars are each totally handmade by a master Cuban Cigars roller. They use the secret Salazar Brothers’ blend and only the finest Cuban Seed leaves. The mellow and rich taste is unmatched. After trying these, you too will know why J.L. Salazar and his brothers are so proud of their family’s traditions.