If the allure of dark-leaf cigars is calling, we’ve got your number. View our list of 10 solid Maduro-wrapped beauties that are perfect for first-timers!
CA Report: Top New Cigars (Apr. 29 2019)
As April draws to a close, it occurs to me that we’re less than a month away from Memorial Day, the unofficial but officially celebratory beginning of summer! As the mercury rises with the advancement of the calendar, so does your craving for premium tobacco goodness. It’s time to pack your sweaters into storage and crack open a cold one. The only way to complete this picture-perfect vision is with a lip-smacking smoke. Good thing we have some fresh new cigars, five of which are rare, limited editions, on tap to make it reality!
Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Famous 80th Anniversary
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Famous Smoke Shop is celebrating 80 years of being your favorite premium cigar retailer. In honor of this milestone, we offer an incredibly flavorful Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet Famous 80th Anniversary to kick off the revelry. Medium in body and with notes of creamy, cedary sweetness and spice, this delicious limited run of 2000 boxes will be gone before you know it. Get in while you still can and join us in the revelry to secure your piece of Famous Smoke Shop and RyJ history!
AVO Improvisation Limited Edition 2019
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic and Peru
Your birthday is coming up and just about everyone you know has drowned you in Visa gift cards. The seventh installment of the Avo Improvisation series, Limited Edition 2019 might just be the perfect score to top another year around the sun. These full-bodied super-premium jewels bring forth rich creamy smoke and an earthy, spicy appeal. And let’s be honest, shall we? You’re going to love them a whole lot more than those socks you got.
Herrera Esteli Lancero Limitada 2019
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Already one of the most sought-after cigars to come out of Drew Estate, Herrera Esteli Lancero Limitada 2019 was bred to be exquisite. Each cigar is rolled entubado style, a seldom-used technique due to its difficulty that’s more popular in Cuba. Only four pairs of master rollers are entrusted to the creation of this full-bodied masterpiece that teems with earth, nuts, pepper, and sweet spices. The number of cigars made on this limited run was never disclosed, so when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Crux Epicure Salomone
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Shade
Filler: Nicaragua Condega
You’re out of town for the weekend and you forgot to pack a few cigars. Your buddy spots you a stick, but when you look at the wrapper and see that it’s a Connecticut, you reel slightly with the expectation that it’s going to be a hum-drum affair. Upon closer inspection, you realize it’s a Crux Epicure Salomone! These limited-edition, Salomone-sized super premiums are anything but ordinary. Medium-bodied with healthy portions of cream, cedar, and sweet spices, these cigars will help you re-write your rulebook on Connecticut. Give that friend a fist bump. He deserves it!
Camacho Imperial Stout
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Honduras Corojo Maduro
Filler: Brazilian Maduro, Dominican Maduro, and Honduras Barrel-Aged Corojo Maduro
Do you love Maduro-wrapped cigars? How about bourbon and beer? If you answered yes to either of those questions, Camacho Imperial Stout was crafted with you in mind. Not double, not triple, but quad-Maduro leaves combine to bring a medium-to-full-bodied experience. Barrels that once housed Kentucky bourbon travel to Denver, for storage of imperial stout beer, before their delivery to Honduras to serve as a tobacco-aging vessel for the cigar’s Honduras Corojo Maduro fillers. Delicious servings of malt, dark cocoa, and vanilla combine with a bevy of bourbon on the retrohale for a sweet, lingering finish. If it has to be Maduro, it has to be Camacho Imperial Stout.
Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Filler: Dominican Republic – Piloto Mejorado Visus, Criollo Seco, and San Vicente Mejorado Visus. Nicaragua – Esteli Visus and Semilia A Visus
If your tastes lean more Porsche than PT Cruiser, or more Burberry than Bum Equipment, it’s clear that you only want the finer things in life. Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019 stands as one of the most extravagant cigars you’ll come across. Full-bodied and lush with notes of caramel, coffee, pepper, nuts, and spices, it’s the type of cigar that you enjoy from a spacious back seat while your driver handles the drudgeries of the road. I’m not going to lie to you, not everything is a bargain, but ultimately, you get what you pay for. If you want luxury and decadence, this Davidoff-made cigar will serve it to you in droves.
Summer is almost here – and that means there’s lots more new cigars ahead in the coming weeks…until then, what did you think of this list? What’s your favorite new cigar? Let us know in the comments below!