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PARTAGÁS LEGEND: A Tribute to History's Cigar Legends

Posted by Ana Cuenca on May 06, 2019

It's a rare occurrence to come across a great cigar that's designed with a purpose. Launched at the 2018 IPCPR trade show, the Partagas Legend is that cigar.

This iconic smoke is explicitly designed to honor some of the founders of the cigar industry as we know it today.

Let's take a look at why this cigar looks set to become a legend in its own right.

Who Are The Partagas Legends?

Partagas cigars have been in business since 1845. What better way to celebrate their long history of craftsmanship than with a classic cigar.

This is the story behind Partagas cigars.

The brand was the brainchild of Don Jaime Partagas, who is also credited with starting the tradition of reading to workers as they rolled cigars. After his untimely demise at the hands of an unknown gunman in 1868, his son Jose Partagas took the reins.

Ultimately the business ended up in financial trouble and in the hands of J.A. Bances and Ramon Cifuentes Llano. His heir, Ramon Cifuentes Toriello found himself at the helm when the Cuban Revolution broke out and Fidel Castro homed in on the cigar industry.

To protect the integrity of the Partagas legacy, Ramon Jr moved to the United States. He re-launched Partagas cigars with General Cigar Company in 1978.

Don Jaime, Ramon Sr., and Ramon Jr. are the cigar legends immortalized in this iconic cigar.

Grand Appearances

The Legend comes in three box-pressed vitolas handcrafted from the finest aged tobaccos. These are the Corona Leyenda, Fabuloso Leyenda, and Toro Leyenda.

Blended by the master craftsman, Jhonys Diaz, the cigar is a masterful marriage of perfectly matured Dominican and Honduran Olancho San Augustin leaves.

A Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper seals the deal, with an elegant white band. Tiny black text and blind-embossed emblems complete the picture.

A sophisticated white lacquered presentation box ties it all together.

A good looking presentation is all very well, but cigar lovers know that the only way to judge a cigar is by lighting it up.

The Taste Test

The wrapper is a little lighter than the usual broadleaf but delivers with rich aromas of earth, leather and cocoa powder. The foot brings to mind sweet, fresh hay, bell pepper, and ripe earth.

An excellent prelight draw assaults the senses with flavors of graham cracker, hay, and semi-sweet chocolate.

The cigar takes a while to get going. When it does, it delivers a whack of cocoa powder and coffee notes, followed by cedar, pepper spice, and earth.

It just gets better throughout the first third, developing into a smooth full-bodied blend. Expect hints of chocolate, espresso bean and a tiny bit of pepper and graham cracker.

As you venture into the second third, the pepper spice gives way to notes of hazelnut. The final stretch sees the pepper make a comeback along with a hint of leather, subtle chocolate, and a slight lingering nuttiness.

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When was Partagas Legend first released?

Partagas cigars have been in business since 1845. What better way to celebrate their long history of craftsmanship than with a classic cigar. This is the story behind Partagas cigars. The brand was the brainchild of Don Jaime Partagas, who is also credited with starting the tradition of reading to workers as they rolled cigars. After his untimely demise at the hands of an unknown gunman in 1868, his son Jose Partagas took the reins.

Ultimately the business ended up in financial trouble and in the hands of J.A. Bances and Ramon Cifuentes Llano. His heir, Ramon Cifuentes Toriello found himself at the helm when the Cuban Revolution broke out and Fidel Castro homed in on the cigar industry. To protect the integrity of the Partagas legacy, Ramon Jr moved to the United States. He re-launched Partagas cigars with General Cigar Company in 1978. Don Jaime, Ramon Sr., and Ramon Jr. are the cigar legends immortalized in this iconic cigar.

Partagas Legend is one of the latest releases under Partagas and it came to live during 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in honor to honors Jaime Partagás, Ramon Cifuentes, Edgar Cullman Sr., Daniel Nunez and Benji Menendez,

How many vitolas of Partagas Legend were released?

The Partagas Legend comes in 3 sizes:

Partagas Legend Corona Leyenda Cigars - Natural Box of 20

Partagas Legend Fabuloso Leyenda Cigars - Natural Box of 20

Partagas Legend Toro Leyenda Cigars - Natural Box of 20

• Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

• Binder: Honduras Olancho San Agustin

• Filler: Dominican (Piloto Cubano)

• Strength: Medium to Full

Can Partagas Legend be my Daily Smoke?

Price wise Partagas Legend is pretty good but is the cigar for a late afternoon. After a full meal and getting ready to savory some Double Malt. As you venture into the second third, the pepper spice gives way to notes of hazelnut. The final stretch sees the pepper make a comeback along with a hint of leather, subtle chocolate, and a slight lingering nuttiness.

Which drinks will be a good Pairing choice with Partagas Legend?

The Partagas Legend will do well with any Double Malt or Wishky.

What is the overall smoking experiece of Partagas Legend?

The wrapper is a little lighter than the usual broadleaf but delivers with rich aromas of earth, leather and cocoa powder. The foot brings to mind sweet, fresh hay, bell pepper, and ripe earth. An excellent prelight draw assaults the senses with flavors of graham cracker, hay, and semi-sweet chocolate.

The cigar takes a while to get going. When it does, it delivers a whack of cocoa powder and coffee notes, followed by cedar, pepper spice, and earth. It just gets better throughout the first third, developing into a smooth full-bodied blend. Expect hints of chocolate, espresso bean and a tiny bit of pepper and graham cracker.

As you venture into the second third, the pepper spice gives way to notes of hazelnut. The final stretch sees the pepper make a comeback along with a hint of leather, subtle chocolate, and a slight lingering nuttiness.