Posted on 23-03-2013

So many new things are happening in the world of Cuban cigars.  Every year we see very exciting new releases, whether it be Limited Editions or Regional Editions, cigar smokers are presented with exciting possibilities not yet in their humidors.  2012 saw Cohiba introduce the first figurado in their regular production line.  Wearing a new band complete with Taino head and holograms, this Piramides is giving the public a rich, full flavor experience comparable to the 1966 and Behike line.  Although slightly smoother and maybe not as big and bold, this new Torpedo is going to raise the bar once again for Cohiba, giving those who appreciate a full flavored cigar a very exciting new option.

This 54 ring gauge and 6 1/8 inch cigar is an example of fine craftsmanship which results in a perfect draw and razor sharp burn.  Initially you’ll be able to notice Cohiba’s trademark grassy presence as you taste loads of honey and cedar.  As the cigar burns, the taste of leather becomes present and then this sweet and complex flavor slowly builds in strength into an elegant and memorable cigar experience.  Maybe not as overbearing as the more powerful Cohibas released in recent years, this Piramides will recruit new Cohiba followers who may usually choose a Montecristo No 2 or H Upmann No 2 when opting for this vitola (size).

Very exciting things are also happening for my favorite cigar shop the Vancouver Cigar Company.  They are located in the Autoform Exotic car dealership and it is Vancouver’s perfect marriage of high end vehicles and Cuban cigars.  The Cohiba Piramides Extra is sitting on the front of a 1974 Karmann Ghia 2 DR Coupe, a vintage car perfect in every way.  Its not often enough you get to be in a showroom with Maseratis and Montecristos, this is the beginning of a new chapter for the Vancouver Cigar Company and cigar smokers in Vancouver.  With numerous humidors in this outlet we may soon be seeing one of the finest selections of Cuban cigars in the city.

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