Binder: Dominican Republic
The Puros Aliados Cigars Miami are manufactured by Reyes Family, who are the makers of Puros Indios Cigars. These cigars are a different blend than the regular Cuba Aliados line, only because these cigars are are made in Miami instead of Honduras. I first heard about this cigar by my friend Justin who recommended I try it. The first thing I notice on the cigar was the wrapper has a lot of veins and two bands. One is the main band Red and gold with the name Puros Aliados Cigars Rolando Reyes Jr, and the second one is the white band underneath with some gold that say’s Made In Miami Florida. The Habano wrapper is dark and grainy with plenty of oil, zero soft spots and a very good draw.
Flavor: In the pre-light of the cigar I really enjoyed the flavor at the start rich with cedar and pepper. The burn was uneven at the beginning all through the first third of the cigar. As the burn line approaches the damaged part of the cigar I had to make a few touch ups so the cigar continues to burn evenly. Something I notice from Aliados Cigars Miami was how good the ash holds, which mines didn’t fall off until about starting of the second third of my cigar. Once the ash fell I was impressed that it stayed together instead of breaking apart or just creating a mess. After the first third that had its flavors of pepper and cedar, I notice that it carried through the second third of the cigar. It had a similar taste to other Rolando Reyes blended cigars I’ve had. Some wood notes intensify in the second half, especially on the finish you will notice the leather and cedar coming in strong but yet still making it a medium body cigar. This cigar tasted really good and it offered some nice complexity.
Conclusion: Puros Aliados Cigars Miami overall was a good cigar. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to try them and thank my friend Justin for his recommendations because I found it thoroughly enjoyable. If you have never smoked one, I suggest you give it a shot. I do recommend letting them sit in your humidor for a bit before smoking them. Based on the quality of the blend and the limited nature of the release, it’s surprising to see how reasonably the Puros ALiados Cigars Miami edition is priced. I will keep my eye out at my local cigar shop for this ones. Putting the uneven burn aside I will say that the ash was impressive just like the price of this cigars. The Reyes Family have made a good cigar and is by far my favorite out of all their brands including their Indios Cigars.