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Top New Cigars (April 3, 2023)

The Best New Cigars Reviewed!

Warm sunshine. A cool breeze. These spring days are the best to enjoy a new cigar outside…you know…before we’re trading “it’s too cold to go out there” for “it’s too hot…”

To help you get out there while the getting’s good, I have three fresh sticks for you to consider bringing along from Romeo y Julieta, Espinosa, and even the a new alternative to Backwoods!

If you’re like me, you’re on an endless search to find new flavors. To boldly go where no palate has gone before. Smoke me up, Scotty! Let me know which new cigars you’ve been enjoying in the comments below.

Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Twisted Toro

Wrapper: Ecuador Habano/Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua

One of Romeo’s most popular cigar blends just got…Twisted! Ecuador CT/Habano wrappers intertwine on your taste buds with flavors of cedar, earth, vanilla, coffee, and spices—a harmonious medley if there ever was one. I’ve always been a fan of barber pole cigars because of their complexity and adventurous nature, and Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Toro impresses with the best of them. See the full panel review here.

Espinosa CRS

Wrapper: Ecuador CT/Nicaragua Habano/Nicaragua Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Erik Espinosa’s latest release at Famous is a military-inspired blend. Packaged like the infamous MREs (Meal, Ready to Eat) given to military personnel, Espinosa CRS (Cigars, Ready to Smoke) looks the part without the suspicious contents. What’s even better—they’re affordable and come in three popular wrapper choices. Start your day with the mellow Connecticut, step up to a spicy Habano for lunch, and then finish your evening with a smooth, full-bodied Maduro. It’s a full day’s cigar ration that’ll leave your taste buds pleased!

Doopy Woods

Wrapper: Natural Leaf
Binder: Natural Leaf
Filler: Natural Leaf

Backwoods, look out. You’ve got competition! From…Doopy Woods? What the hell is a Doopy? I don’t know. Probably don’t want to know, either. All I can say is, Backwoods have always been a go-to when time is short. Premium cigar smokers routinely rag on ‘gas station cigars,’ but they have their benefits: Keeping fresh in their pouches—even long naps inside the glove box—and are great to puff on in weather that would ruin a more expensive stick. No humidor needed. You know what time it is. It’s Doopy time! Don’t knock it til you try it…