The Garcia family is celebrating a 10-year milestone with the release of a limited-edition smoke. Called Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2019, the 6 1/2 inch by 52 ring gauge Toro commemorates the initial release of the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial, a brand that debuted in 2009, Rolled with a tobacco not found in the regular-production version of the brand.
For this milestone, Jaime Garcia decided that just a new vitola wasn’t enough. So he created a limited edition by tweaking the blend of the original cigar. The 6½ x 52 Toro is made from Nicaraguan fillers and a Nicaraguan binder. All these tobaccos are grown on the Garcia family farms. The wrapper is a Connecticut Broadleaf variety. But what makes this cigar special is the use of Pelo d’Oro tobacco. That tobacco is known for strength and sweetness. The Garcia Family grows it on their farms as well. It’s expensive tobacco and difficult to grow. It’s susceptible to disease and the yield of Pelo d’Oro is low compared to other tobacco varieties.