There's nothing like a cigar to elevate a celebration, and there's no time that's better to celebrate than New Years Eve. Finding the right New Years Eve cigar can be a challenge. You want something memorable, but if you're supplying the cigars for a party, you want something that will be enjoyed by a wide variety of people. If you're looking for the perfect cigar to ring in 2013, look no further. Here are some suggestions for all kinds of celebrations...
6 X 60 Ring gauge
Puro Havana Criollo seed
I have been wanting to smoke this cigar for a long time now and it has been a fixture in my humidor for months. I look at it every time I open the lid, but I was saving it for the right time. Why? Because I had previously smoked the Antano Dark Corojo, and wow, what a cigar! So, I had high hopes for this cigar!!...
Chubby's Maduro Short
6 X 60 Perfecto Maduro
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Maduro
Made by Cuban Stock
I decided to review this cigar because many of my customers in Reisterstown indicated really liking this cigar and I hadn't gotten around to smoking it yet.
The cigar is very dark almost black maduro wrapper with a few minor veins and nice oily sheen, the cap is seamless and the cigar feels very well constructed...
L'Atelier LAT 54
Pete Johnson has established himself as one of the truly great cigar makers of the last decade. His Tatuaje brand was true to his commitment to produce flavorful Cuban style cigars. His latest Brand, L'Atelier, takes aim at one of the most lauded cigars in recent memory. Each of the three sizes of L'Atelier is modeled, after the Cohiba Behike, which was named Cigar Aficionado's Cigar of
the Year in 2010...
There's an old show business cliche that "You gotta have a gimmick" to get noticed. In the cigar business though, quality always trumps gimmicks. When I opened the box of General Cigars' Foundry cigars when they first came in, and saw that each one featured a metal gear around the traditional band, it seemed like exactly the kind of gimmick that should set off alarm bells. But I decided to give one a try and see if it might surprise me...
Castro Brothers Blue Ridge Maduro
Many novice smokers (and even a few experienced smokers) assume that a cigar with a dark wrapper is going to be strong. Though lighter colored wrappers will usually (though not always) indicate a more mild smoke, dark wrappers run the gamut of flavors. Whenever someone asks about the relationship between wrapper color and strength, I always point to the Castro Brothers Blue Ridge Maduro as a dark cigar that offers a smooth mild-to-medium smoke. It has that great richness and slight sweetness of a maduro wrapper with a pleasing well-balanced blend. It's no wonder that the Blue Ridge Maduro is one of the most popular cigars we carry...
E.P. Carrillo Inch Natural
One of the biggest trends in cigars over the past few years has been the introduction of ring gauges (the width of a cigar) of 60+. I can't say I'm the biggest fan of this trend, I'm much more likely to enjoy a lancero than a cigar with a bigger ring size. I really enjoy the character that a wrapper gives a cigar, and, with less filler, I find that flavor comes out more clearly in a thinner cigar. But, I'm definitely in the minority as the 6x60 size is one of the most popular cigar sizes at the moment. So I decided to step out of my comfort zone and review the E.P. Carrillo Inch Natural 62, which is a 5x62 cigar...
Montecristo Epic No. 2
50 X 6 Pyramid
Wrapper: Select Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Special selection of Nicaraguan
Appearance: This cigar is a true pyramid which tapers from one end to the other, the wrapper is smooth and a bit oily with some small veins with the color of cocoa.
The wrapper has the aroma of sweet chocolate and the foot has cocoa and light spice...
CLE Cuarenta Robusto
I started smoking cigars at the tail end of the cigar boom. At the time, it seemed like everyone and their brother were making cigars, whether they knew what they were doing or not. One of the reasons I started learning about cigars was to make sure I wasn't spending money on bad sticks. Thankfully, over the last few years the quality of new cigars has skyrocketed, as a new generation of cigar makers with a passion for tradition and quality have started introducing new sizes and new blends...
Oliva V Series Melanio Reserve Robusto
Box pressed 5 X 52
Hand rolled fermented ligero filler
Appearance: The wrapper is silky smooth, chocolate brown and blotchy.
Pre light aroma: The wrapper has the aroma of sweet chocolate and the foot cocoa and hay.
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