Welcome back to another episode of the Mystery Cigar Review! For our final episode of the year, we were privileged to host another industry giant as our guest Inquisitor: Justo Eiroa of Aladino Cigars. Aladino is a family project between Justo and his father Julio R. Eiroa, and for the Eiroas, authentic, Cuban-style cigars are the priority. Focusing on recreating the flavor profiles of Cuban cigars from the 1940s and '50s, Justo and Julio's portfolio comprises only premium tobaccos grown on the Eiroa farm and expertly rolled in their factory. In their words, Aladino is a "crop to shop operation," and every aspect of production — from seed and soil to quality construction and consistency — is strictly supervised by Julio and Justo to ensure the highest standards. Moreover, the Eiroas are the cigar industry's premier Corojo cultivators, boasting their own farms in Honduras, and Aladino cigars are all rolled at the family's own factory in Danlí, Honduras, the building originally having been the movie theater that inspired the Aladino name.
Having access to myriad components, Justo selected one cigar for Tim, Tyler, Truett, and me to review in a blind taste test. Could he have submitted something forthcoming? Maybe something currently in production? Or could he have created something just to stump us? Tune in as our Mystery panel smokes through Justo's chosen cigar in an attempt to guess its binder, wrapper, and filler, and don't forget to explore Aladino's impressive lineup on site now!
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What is The Mystery Cigar Review?
For those of you unfamiliar with this little game, each month one member of our team selects a cigar for us to review in a blind taste-test. Then we gather around the camera, scratch our heads, and smoke, all while attempting to guess the mysterious cigar's wrapper, filler, origins, and name. There's only one rule: There are no rules.