BRother vs Brother

The debate has raged all year, pitting brother against brother. Which cigar is the superior? The 95-rated Sun Grown Maduro Robusto or the 94-rated Royale Toro. Nish sides with the Sun Grown Maduro, while Rocky moves for the Royale. How do we resolve the debate? We let you decide!

How to play

 
  • Step 1 - Choose your side
  • Step 2 - Light up your choice 
  • Step 3 - Take a photo or video of the cigar
    • Step 4 - Upload to Instagram with the designated hashtag
      • Royale: #5v2Royale
      • Sun Grown Maduro: #5v2SunGrown
     

    Winners will be decided on June 18th, 2017


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    #5 Royal

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    ROYALE debuted in 2013 and immediately gained notoriety for its smoothness, its rich flavor and its sneaky strength. Crafted at the TaviCusa factory in Nicaragua, the Royale’s blend smacks of spicy smoke, with notes of chocolate and licorice. The trick to honing that gorgeous Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper with the Nicaraguan fillers was quite simple. Rocky united the Royale blend with a double binder, both leaves hailing from Connecticut – a broadleaf and a shade leaf. That sweet and spicy fusion completed the Royale’s greatness. Then Cigar Aficionado recognized the Toro as the benchmark for excellence by naming it the #5 Cigar of the Year in 2014 whilst bestowing a 94 rating. Rocky said it then and still says it now, “It’s my best blend yet.” Learn More

    #2 Sun Grown Maduro

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    SUN GROWN MADURO debuted in the summer of 2015. It’s the spinoff of a long ago desired project – to release a companion brand to the original Sumatra-wrapped Sun Grown. The blend and wrapper choice out of TaviCusa was impeccable. And so, Sun Grown Maduro came to market in five vitolas and an ornate band that pops next to its dark, oily wrapper. The stout, trunk-pressed Robusto topped the impressive lot. It is indeed robust, stamped by complex, earthy notes with a hint of cocoa and vanilla bean. The aromatic smoke is heavy and full, akin to its smoking strength. And the tasting panel at Cigar Aficionado savored the experience by selecting it as the #2 Cigar of the Year for 2016. As Nish proclaimed of the 95-rated classic, “There’s none better.” Learn more

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