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 […]
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Ashton Symmetry This medium-strong to full-bodied cigar is the first new Ashton release in a decade and the brand’s first to contain Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. Blended by Carlos Fuente Jr., the Symmetry combines tobaccos from Chateau de la Fuente and Villa Gonzalez in the Dominican Republic and Fuente’s Un Buen Vecino farm in Nicaragua. It […]
The Honduran-made H. Upmann Legacy (www.altadisusa.com, $6 to $7) is ideal for a relaxing late-afternoon or early-evening smoke. It is a complex yet subtle cigar, medium-full in flavor but with a gentle finish thanks to a meaty Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper and well-aged Dominican and Nicaraguan filler leaves that date to 2008. The Legacy is available […]
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 overpowering, but strikes a balanced middle ground with an almost candied flavor and a faint thread of strength underneath. […]