Cigar Buying Guides

CA Report: Top New Cigars (Feb 15 2021)

Two weeks after snowmageddon and I’m still digging out. If you’re in the northeast, you know all too well what I mean. The hours-long trek through the hinterlands to the office was worth it last week – even getting stuck a few times – because I had a care package of new cigars from Caldwell Cigar Company and Cubariqueno Protocol…plus, an awesome Famous-branded cigar lighter from Vertigo waiting for me. Maybe you saw that in our latest panel review? Here’s your invitation to come in from the cold and catch up on these fresh-off-the-boat sticks, put your feet up for a while, and relax. Enjoy the guided tour!

Eastern Standard Sungrown Magic Super Lancero

Wrapper: Mexican Habano Hybrid
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Dominican Republic and Mexico

Caldwell Cigar Company’s Eastern Standard Sungrown has dropped a new size – the Magic Super Lancero. At 7 ½” x 42, this vitola is like putting the cigar’s hearty flavors of oak, coffee, cocoa, and peppers through a pressure hose. Each of them will be more vibrant, sharper, and the medium body kicks up enough notches to impress Emeril. If you’ve spent a long day cleaning up the mess your latest snowstorm made, the Magic Super Lancero will give you a couple of hours of well-deserved thawing time for a super-quick recovery!

Caldwell Lost & Found Chance

Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano
Binder: Sumatra
Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican Republic

It might be the middle of February, but Caldwell Lost & Found Chance still has the Christmas spirit, and it’s got it all year long. Each of the Lost & Found blends benefit a specific charity and Chance’s philanthropy of choice is Toys for Tots, a service providing Christmas toys to children whose parents can’t afford them. Not only does the cigar do good, but it tastes really good, too. We found wisps of cream, citrus, and sweet spices laced in every medium-bodied puff. It deserves a spot in your humidor and those kids deserve a toy under their tree. Everybody wins.

Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit

Wrapper: Habano Rosado
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Protocol by Cubariqueno continues to cement their position as an up-and-comer boutique cigar company with their latest release, Cyber Crimes Unit. Dedicated to law enforcement who work hard to keep computers and mobile networks safe, the Cyber Crimes Unit blend is the fifth cigar regular production stick Protocol has released. It smokes with a zesty-sweet medium body full of rich flavors like oak, pepper, and spices. Why not tip your hat to the cops who keep peeping toms out of your photo library in the most flavorful way possible? Nobody wanted to see that anyway!


Vertigo Zephyr Famous Smoke Shop Lighter

Supercar looks at handsome price. That’s what this eye-catching Famous Smoke Shop Zephyr cigar lighter is all about. With a metal flake finish in kelly green, it features a wider flat flame that lights with the efficiency of a dual torch at single torch butane consumption. All that for less than the cost of pizza night? Sign us up! Additionally, the Famous Zephyr features a flame height adjustment and a side-mounted button that you can even press with bulky gloves. And for you minimalists, it also comes in metallic black.