The D'crossier brands embody excellence, crafted using a time-honoured family recipe that dates back to...
The D'crossier brands embody excellence, crafted using a time-honoured family recipe that dates back to the nineteenth century. From the minute you inhale one of The D'crossier fine cigars, you will savor the legacy of Francis Navarro Crossier, the great grandfather and inspiration of Isaias Santana Diaz, President and founder of Puro Aroma Cigars. Back in the eighteen hundreds, the Great Grandfather, Crossier, found himself on a journey to North America, searching for seeds to renew his vineyards in France. As with many great adventures, the law of unintended consequences dictated that he should arrive on the beautiful island of Cuba. Confronted with the varied and delightful flavors of that island, he wrote in his diary (which our family still retains) about the "fine Cuban Leaf of Tobacco" used in his smoking pipe, and “the Pinar Del Rio Valley (which) is a giant humidor all by itself”. He quickly learned the Spanish way of life and language. He got used to the gentle Caribbean weather patterns and used them to his advantage to harvest fine Cuban tobacco. Although he intended to return to France to expand his domain with the combination of wine & cigars, love touched his heart and he remained in Cuba. There he prospered, investing in sugar cane and local real estate. Wine, Brandy and cigars were a passion he indulged after every meal and late into the night. Santana says he heard all these stories at family reunions, but when he discovered his diary and read it, his heart and soul were touched and he was transformed. In 1990, Santana tried to roll his own very first cigar and smoke it. He was only 17 years old, and when he lit this imperfect cigar, he immediately coughed it out and vowed to complete his great grandfather’s legacy by crafting a truly great cigar. With luck, timing and the grace of God, and his Great-Grandfather’s heritage Santana was able to share with us the embodiment of his family’s vision, the dream, which and blessing to have been able to recreate this work of a lifetime.
The golden skinned D'crossier Premium Blend cigars are simply outragous. Blended with rare, secret, filler leaves, this cigar is powerful and mellow at the same time. The intrinsic flavors are accompanied with silky honey notes these leaves slowly release as you smoke the cigar. There are 3 sizes available right now, starting with the Doble Corona. The D'crossier Premium Blend Double Corona features a 49 ring gauge in a 7 and a half inch format, the size for true connoisseurs who can devote the time and attention it requires. For those who really appreciate the complex stages of flavor throughout a cigar, the percentages of this blend are faithful to the tradition of this format and the skills of our carefully selected cigar rollers are evident, with no flaws or empty spots to disturb your smoking experience. According to the characteristics of this format, the draw might be a bit resistant due to its length but when ignited, the heat warms the air channels of the cigar, turning loose its grand tobacco flavors of cedar accompanied with citrus fruity notes and a core of earthy and profound flavor of well aged tobacco. The smoke is slightly dry with occasional moments of sweetness, rolled onto a thin Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador that is silky to the touch and light golden in tone. The draw is on the looser side ( please, do not punch this smoke), and its ashes burn grey white and well-compacted. With its intense aromas of toasted bread and spices, this is definitively a journey of pleasurable smoking. If you’re looking for a “Grade A” cigar for a special evening, this stick can do the trick. Enjoy with passion and smoke responsibly.
Known at Toro in South America, this cigar features a 54 ring gauge and is 6 and a half inches long. Its large format allows a showcase for cigar-making artistry, requiring the experienced cigar roller to take special care in distributing the various types of tobacco leaf to create a complex blend that is a balance of strength and combustibility. D’Crossier Premium Blend is a remarkable example of this principle, named TAINO after our Cuban aboriginal Indians who were robust and muscular in appearance. This larger format cigar is preferred for aging, as cigars with this massive ring gauge are typically complex enough to produce a sophisticated finale after a few years respite in a proper maintained humidor.
This cigar’s profile is quite precise when we speak of flavor notes: cedar combines with citrus and the fresh core flavor is of well aged tobacco. Slightly dry with an occasional moment of sweetness, it is rolled into a thin Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador that is silky to the touch and light yellowish in tone. The draw is on the loose side, ashes burn grey white with a well-compacted ring. Intense aromas with of spice and toasted bread produce a luxurious cool finish. This is the perfect afternoon smoke that can be paired with white wine or fresh water, lighter fare or some fresh citrus fruits. Enjoy with passion and character.
Commonly known as torpedos dating back to the Cuban cigar factories where they originated, these cigars measure 52 by 6 and one eight inches long. They were the sensation of the time, especially in Great Britain, and were once the most coveted cigars to enjoy until they lost popularity in the 1930s. More than 60 years later, this cigar’s format has found a whole new audience, and the D’Crossier Premium Blend is a prime example.
This cigar’s profile is similar to the taino in size, but the head has to be cut measurably to accommodate the smoker’s preferences as the cut dramatically influences the draw and strength of the cigar. Its flavor holds memories of cedar, and its woody notes are combined with citrus for a fresh core flavor of well aged tobacco. Slightly dry with an occasionally moment of sweetness, the cigar is rolled into a thin Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador that is silky to the touch and light yellowish tone. If cut properly, the draw is a little bit loose; ashes burn grey-white with a well-compacted ring. The intense aromas of spice and toast will make this refined smoke one of your daily delights. Try it pared with white wine after a luncheon of fresh fish, and spend the rest of your day reflecting on life’s fortunes. This is a cigar to be enjoyed with passion.