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The four of us are clearly passionate about cigars and we don’t always agree. The final list must be unanimously agreed upon. And like a jury deliberating, we’re locked in our (Zoom) meeting room until we deliver! A few expletives, insults, and many much-needed cigars later, we carved out the list you’ll see below.
Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, there’s one thing that beckons the spirit of the season like no other: the gift of cigars. You’re not just handing someone a present to unwrap; you’re giving a gift of celebration and relaxation. If you’ve got a case of buyer’s block, the Cigar Advisors are here to clear your head with our biggest-ever Holiday Cigar Gift Guide – loaded with enough presents to give St. Nick a jolly old hernia!
The following 10 selections fit the medium-bodied, full-flavored profile and they span national brands and boutiques alike. If you find yourself leaning on this newest front of cigar evolution, I’m certain that you’ll walk away finding a handful of sticks that satisfy your palate.
It’s a common buzz word in the cigar biz – one that’s synonymous with strength. That’s because Ligero leaves grow toward the top of the tobacco plant and get more sun. More sun means more oil and more sugar – a recipe for big flavor and high nicotine content. Jared from Cigar Advisor talks about how they make Ligero leaves even stronger, why it’s used sparingly, and shows you how to spot it in your own cigars.
ACID cigars are rolled, banded and boxed in a separate area of Drew Estate's Nicaragua factory. It's done this way because the powerful herbs, essential oils and spices used to infuse ACID tobaccos cigars can easily transfer their flavors to other tobaccos that weren't meant to have that kind of flavor.
With that in mind, the following 10 selections fit the medium-bodied, fuller-flavored profile and they span national brands, boutiques, and even the obscure. If you find yourself leaning on this newest front of cigar evolutions, I’m certain that you’ll walk away finding a handful of sticks that satisfy your palate. Live it up before it’s too cold!
Skip the bourbon and beer, and jump on CA’s Happy Hour tequila train: we’re looking at an añejo tequila, aged in whiskey barrels, to produce a sipping spirit that pairs just right with a top-rated Oliva. See why we picked this cigar pairing, and why you should too!
This Happy Hour is for the BBQ freaks: cigars and ‘cue pair like PB&J; throw a cool beer in the mix, it’s nirvana. We match a Long Island brew with a cigar MADE for beer in a cigar pairing that will be the hit of your pig roast. Try for yourself and see!