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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

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pgpic1 Do you enjoy exclusive, hard to find cigars with a lot of character? If so, keep reading, because today we are profiling one cigar company that offers several cigars that fit that description. Let's take a closer look at the Paul Garmirian brand.


Paul Garmirian started his own brand of cigars in 1990 after his book, The Gourmet Guide to Cigars, was published. The book was the result of nearly ten years of research and writing by Garmirian, and it paved the way for him to meet and eventually work with the legendary Hendrik Kelner and his chief blender, Eladio Diaz.

Since its inception in 1990, Paul Garmirian has made a name for itself as a brand that produces exclusive, high-quality cigars for connoisseurs. The following will discuss the various lines that fall underneath the impressive Paul Garmirian umbrella.

Cigar Lines

Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series


The Gourmet Series caters to beginners and other cigar smokers who enjoy medium-bodied cigars. The series features a filler and binder of aged Dominican tobaccos, as well as an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper. Each Gourmet Series cigar is said to be smooth, yet flavorful, with hints of spice. There line boasts over 20 different sizes made to suit almost every taste. You can choose a 3 1/2 x 43 Bombones for a quick smoke, or a 9 x 50 Celebration if you have sufficient time on your hands.

Paul Garmirian Gourmet Series II

The Gourmet Series II line plays off of the success of its predecessor, but brings some added strength to the table. It is still considered to be medium-bodied, however. While it still offers much of the smoothness found in the original, the Gourmet Series II adds some nutty flavors and a toasty aroma.

The cigar's composition is similar to the first release, as it has a Dominican filler and binder plus a Connecticut Shade wrapper. The Gourmet Series II was originally rolled in 1999, and comes in the following sizes: the 5 x 50 Robusto II, 5 1/2 x 52 Belicoso Fino II, 6 x 50 Connoisseur II, and 6 1/4 x 52 Torpedo II.

Paul Garmirian Family Reserve Celebration

The Family Reserve is an extremely limited line from Paul Garmirian made up entirely of aged cigars. The medium-bodied Celebration measures 9 x 50. From its massive size and name, you can infer that it was meant as a celebratory cigar. The cigar was last rolled in 1996, and it has been aging at the company's factory in the Dominican Republic ever since. The Family Reserve Celebration comes in boxes of ten, with a retail price of approximately $17 per single.

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