FrontRunners: Select Smoke

Cigar makers regularly create new frontmarks to gain attention, but in the process they sometimes discard excellent blends. Fortunately, Oliva Cigar did not make this mistake when it came time to freshen up its Grand Cameroon line—the company simply changed the name. The Oliva Serie G bolsters the sweet, smooth taste of its Cameroon wrapper with medium-bodied Nicaraguan Habano filler tobaccos. Subtle overtones of cedar and cinnamon add complexity to the delightfully mellow blend. Our favorite size is the 6 x 60 figurado, which ends in a petite tip that makes lighting easy. ($99 for a box of 25) www.olivacigar.com

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