I recently made a visit to our Des Plaines location. While there, I came across a box of cigars that were tucked away in the corner. This wasn’t a full box, but only had four cigars remaining. I was surprised to see these cigars still on the shelf, but at the same time I was glad they were there. They were going to go home with me. The cigar was the E.P. Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2010. We have a handful of boxes in our vintage program, and I won’t have a chance to try them for a few more years. Seeing these sticks on the shelf gave me the perfect opportunity to assess their progress.
The cigar was introduced in the fall of 2010 and quickly became a favorite. It was placed at #8 on Cigar Aficionado’s list of 25 Best Cigars in January of 2011, and scored a 94 rating. The demand went through the roof, but there already weren’t many boxes to go around. A total of 1,000 boxes, ten cigars each, were ever produced. Cigar Aficionado described it best, saying “The only flaw with this cigar is its rarity.” It was incredible four years ago, and possessed all the characteristics of a great cigar with flavor, balance, and construction. Could it hold up after all this time?
Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto 5×52
The latest addition to the Serie V line is the Oliva Serie V Melanio, named after the family’s patriach, Melanio Oliva. This new cigar places an emphasis on tobacco grown in Nicaragua’s famed Jalapa region and is blended using expertly fermented ligero fillers, leaves known for their robust and rich flavors. The wrapper is grown from a proprietary seed by Oliva in Ecuador and is put through a rigorous hand selection process in order to choose only the finest leaves. Five years in the making, this special cigar is sure to exceed your highest expectations.
Regular Price: $9.50 Binny’s Card Member Price: …
La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Maximo 5.5×54
La Aroma De Cuba is one of the hottest and fastest growing cigar brands in the world today. The release of the Mi Amor Reserva will only add to that. This cigar is blended and manufactured by Jose and Jaime Garcia at their state-of-the-art factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Gorgeous chocolaty-brown Oscuro wrappers grown in Mexico from Cuban seeds accompany a beautifully-bold blend of the finest, most diligently aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. Full-bodied in strength, this new masterpiece boats a rich and decadent flavor-profile defined by regal notes of earth, spice, cedar, and a luscious chocolaty finish.
Regular Price: $9.25 Binny’s Card Member Price: …
Marca Binny’s Seleccion Limitada Primeros 6.5×54
In order to create a great cigar you need to go to a great cigar maker and that’s why we approached Ernesto Perez-Carrillo with the idea of making us a limited edition cigar that could stand up to any other name brand on today’s market. A great cigar is what he made and we could not be any more pleased with the end result. Our Marca Binny’s Seleccion Limitada Primeros uses tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Brazil that have been aged for a minimum of five years. This combination puts forth an extremely well-balanced medium to full-bodied cigar that exudes flavors of caramel, coffee bean, cafe con leche, and sweet cedar. Only 500 boxes were produced with each box being individually numbered.
Regular Price: $9.95 Binny’s Card Member Price: …
Can you say “Mule Kick”? Super limited release from Crowned Heads is here. We have a very small allocation and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis.
Look what arrived yesterday! La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva should be hitting your local Binny’s this week.
First, we just passed 200 likes on the Binny’s Humidor facebook page! Thanks for joining in the conversation, and if you haven’t liked us yet, get on it. We’re just getting started!
L’Atelier has finally arrived. Wait until you try these new smokes and taste the totally different wrapper that covers the Nicaraguan tobaccos. Delicious!
Officially released! Our highly anticipated MB Edicion Limitada has arrived. These beauties are blended and manufactured by the one and only Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. Only 500 boxes will ever be made of this size. Each box is individually numbered. Medium to full-bodied, complex, and balanced, this blend will amaze you as it did us.
The rare and limited Zino Platinum Ten “Collector’s Edition” have arrived. One size, four different box designs by UR New York. Only 500 sets are coming to the U.S.
What an ASH! Smoking the new Marca Binny’s Reserva in the Robusto format. Made exclusively for Binny’s by Casa Fernandez with 5 year old tobaccos. Complex and refined.
We just received our first shipment of the new Marca Binny’s 1949 Reserva. The line comes in 3 sizes, 5.625×46 (Seleccion No.1), 5.25×52 (Seleccion No.2), 6.5×54 (Seleccion No.4), and features 5 year old tobaccos from Nicaragua’s Esteli and Jalapa growing regions. The blend was brought to our attention by Arsenio Ramos himself while on a trip to Miami earlier this year. We loved it so much that we decided to make an entire line out of it. Not only are these some really good tasting cigars but they’re priced to enjoy, ranging from under six to under seven bucks a stick.