Cigars

At a major tobacco trade show recently, there was bustling excitement at the booths of Arturo Fuente, a company known for the quirk of exhibiting empty boxes and politely refusing to sign up new...
Cigar making is traditionally a family affair, with multiple generations working together in the factories and on the farms. Padrón, maker of some of the most coveted cigars in the world, is no...
One shape, one size, one cigar—but a different blend each year: That is the philosophy behind the EPC Cigar Company’s limited-edition releases. EPC stands for Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the man who...
First there were round-bodied parejos, then the taper-tipped figurados and box-pressed cigars. Now comes something even the Cubans have rarely attempted, an obelisk-shaped cigar that requires a...
There is a rare sweetness in the smoke of My Father Cigars Limited Edition 2010 ( www.myfathercigars.com , $20 or $240 per chest of 12 cigars) , due to the blend of Pelo de Oro tobacco, a delicate...
If we gave an award for the cigar we would most like to smoke on the golf course, this would be the winner. The H. Upmann Sun Grown ( www.altadisusa.com , $6.25 to $7.75) is neither distracting nor...
Characteristics Avant-garde is the word here. The three-cigar packaging is very BMW: It looks like a striped platinum metallic matchbox with a striker on the side and comes with a supply of elegant...
Characteristics The first all-Dominican puro, every shape smokes with a consistently rich, meaty flavor, right down to the band. They are aged for two years or more. Insider's Tip These cigars are...
Characteristics Very complex yet not overbearing; a great daytime and early-evening smoke. The Cameroon wrapper and a blend of Honduran-filler leaves is the secret. Insider's Tip Camacho cigars are...
Characteristics Exotic top Notes reminiscent of curry and saffron, and with a dark five-year-aged Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper that serves as inspiration for its name. Insider’s Yip Key to...
Characteristics A rich, sweet, raisiny smoke with a cocoa aroma, and deep, wet earthy flavors. This is definitely an evening cigar. Insider's Tip Manuel Quesada, one of the Caribbean’s most respected...
Characteristics A rich, dark, and oily wrapper gives this cigar plenty of flavor but with a light sweetness to it. Insider's Tip With its darkly aged Honduran wrapper, this cigar stops just short of...
Characteristics An almost perfume-like bouquet and a rich, sophisticated smoke that sizzles at the top end of medium-well. Insider's Tip A limited-production cigar, only 6,000 boxes are produced...
Characteristics With its elegant dark brown Morrón maduro wrapper from the Mexico’s San Andres Valley, this well-fermented leaf radiates with a deep, oily sheen. Its taste is rich and powerful and is...
Characteristics The Connecticut broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and binder give this cigar a chocolatey-buttery complexity, with a long finish that is perfect for a small-batch bourbon like...
Characteristics A taste as silky smooth as its luxurious, well-aged Connecticut wrapper. The Dominican binder and filler leaf come from Chateau Fuente. Insider's Tip This is the newest shape in this...
Characteristics Although this is one of the newest variations on this classic cigar, it still carries the traditional Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, the Nicaraguan filler is joined by Ometepe leaf,...
Characteristics Sweet earthy spice with a hint of pepper and leather, this cigar has a sophisticated strength with a complexity reserved for the experienced smoker. Insider's Tip An offshoot of the...
Characteristics: Much milder than one would expect from the creator of the famed La Gloria Cubana. But then, this is the first launch from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo since he left General Cigar. The...
Characteristics: A spicy smoke with lots of finesse. Insider’s Tip This is an old Cuban shape that is very difficult to make. Basically, it is a perfecto with a tapered head for easy clipping and an...
Characteristics Depth of flavor massaged into mellow strength, with plenty of power in the undercurrent, it’s like a New York Strip without any sauce. Only three shapes are made: a double robusto, a...
Characteristics A mellow yet spicy smoke, as the result of cedar aging and a shade-grown Connecticut wrapper. Insider's Tip There are 20 different shapes in this popular offering, ranging from a 9 x...
Characteristics A slightly sweet, spicy cigar that gets its name from its brownish-black Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper. The filler is composed of Mexican and Dominican leaf, and the Dominican...
Characteristics A semisweet, buttery quality from the Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut-seed wrapper and Dominican filler. Insider's Tip The Augusto Reyes family has been producing tobacco in the...
Characteristics A firm smoke, with a complex, heady spice, like thick, wet grass. Insider's Tip Up until the launch of the Cubano Limitado, Fonseca was known for producing mild smokes. This cigar...
Characteristics The ruggedly textured, box-pressed Costa Rican 5-year-old dark and oily maduro wrapper plays well against the Nicaraguan filler and binder. The result is a rough-hewn yet civilized...
Characteristics Full-bodied and spicy, thanks to its El Bajo sun-grown Ecuadorian wrapper. Insider's Tip These cigars are made by Arturo Fuente for the J.C. Newman Company as a fuller-bodied version...
Characteristics Made by Tabacalera de Garcia in the Dominican Republic, this is by far the best version of the Dominican-made Trinidad. With its Nicaraguan corojo wrapper and Nicaraguan, Dominican,...
Characteristics A very mellow smoke as the result of extensive cedar aging. Insider's Tip These cigars are like vintage wine; each shape was rolled in a specific year and then released, beginning in...
Characteristics Much milder than the regular Dominican Montecristo. If you don’t like heavily spiced food, this is for you. Insider's Tip The Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut wrapper and Dominican and...

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