In 1961, a Cuban cargo ship, the Reina del Mar, was intercepted by Barbadian pirates on its way to the United States. The ship was scuttled in the ocean and its cargo- tropical fruits and, more importantly, a crate of rare, priceless Cohiba Maduro cigars- sank to the bottom of the ocean. With Maduro, Fort & Manle reimagine the deep, intoxicating aroma of that cargo hold as an explosion of herbaceous spice, fruit, and rich tobacco, a smoky-sweet woody gourmand with unparalleled depth. Clean, vibrant fruit and spice collide with rich, resinous amber, earthy patchouli is smoothed with warm vanilla and woods, and at the center, an intriguingly complex tobacco- dry and spicy one moment, sweet and musty the next. The Reina del Mar may have shipwrecked, but Maduro, the fragrance it inspired, is a magnificent vessel indeed.