Cigar Companies Bringing Back Salomon
Cigar manufacturers are taking another look at the Salomon cigar style. It's a classic, according to Cigar Aficionado's Gregory Mottola, that many seem to have forgotten for a while. Rocky Patel, La Aurora and La Flor Dominicana are bringing back Salomon, and customers are voting for the size with their dollars. On that small island south of Florida, Habanos S.A. has added a new Salomon to its product line.
For those of you who are new to cigars, you probably haven't seen a Salomon. It's a fairly large cigar that's tapered at both ends, and it is often finished with a nipple foot. Don't confuse it with the smaller perfecto or larger diadema. Apparently, this isn't an easy size to produce, calling for a considerable amount of rolling skill and twice the time of a "normal" stick.