It was long after their shop had closed for the night, I was sitting in the back of Rodriguez's Key West shop, at a rollers table, drinking Zacapa 23 and smoking a Series 84 Toro - graciously provided by Danny Difabio, the man behind Rodriguez Cigars. That was my first experience with their brand, and one of those cigar moments I'll never forget.
Fast forward to today, we are so thrilled to introduce all of you to their cigars. This month, we will be featuring the Rodriguez Primera Clase in many of your boxes. This beautifully box-pressed, San Andres wrapped cigar is an incredible representation of the entire Rodriguez line. We literally smoked one and said we'll take as many as we can - it was that good.
Here's some more info on the Primera Clase
All the leaves that make up the filler in this Rare Reserve ( Ligero, Viso, Seco ) have undergone a long and careful aging process of four years before the cigar is manufactured. This is a unique and exclusive production of 1000 boxes showcasing an exquisite flavor profile providing connotations of rich and dark nuttiness, hints of nutmeg, cocoa, and finishing creamy in texture.
More about our friends at Rodriguez Cigars:
Founded in 1984, we stand as the oldest cigar manufacturer in the Florida Keys preserving the historical cigar manufacturing industry that began in Key West in 1831. As the years passed new generation of family members have expanded manufacturing operations to Nicaragua and we are proud to be working with some of the finest tobacco in the world. Rodriguez Cigars are exclusively constructed with vintage leaves that have been hand selected, aged and constructed through the traditional Cuban manufacturing process.
Tomorrow, Jeff and I head to Nicaragua with Danny to begin work on some new collaboration projects that we'll be announcing in the upcoming months. We'll also be looking at some new, unreleased Rodriguez Cigars to be included in future boxes. Be sure to follow along with us on Instagram and Facebook as we document our trip.