Holiday Lights

Illustrations by Holly Houk

Much like the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, the market for top-quality cigars this holiday season is defined by three themes: the past, the present, and the future. Through the handiwork of such brands as Avo, Arturo Fuente, L’Atelier, and Cubano Limitado, smokers are once again enjoying thin and elegant lanceros, a classic cigar shape that was most popular during the 1960s and ’70s. In the present, the race continues for ever-larger ring gauges. E.P. Carrillo recently unveiled the Inch C-99 in a 7 × 70 size. One possible future for cigars is presented by Foundry Tobacco Company. The brand cheekily markets the latest releases in its Worm Hole line as being made with Martian tobacco, foretelling tobacco farming under airtight domes on Mars. Whether you dwell on the past, live in the present, or contemplate the future, the holiday season is a time to wish all a good light.

Click below to see the special holiday cigars:

Thin is In

Day and Night

In Celebration 

Conversation Starters

The Mild Bunch

Welcome to the Dark Side