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CA Report: Top New Cigars (Aug 3 2020)

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Sweating yet? I’d be willing to bet you are…because August is here. With it comes the late-summer swelter. Whether you’re in an air-conditioned man cave, sitting under an umbrella next to a cooler filled with brews, or just puffing away on your pool floatie, there’s plenty of ways to beat the heat. And we’ve got the new cigars you’ll want at your side. This edition begins with one of our most anticipated releases of the year. Check that out and more below and leave us a comment about which of these Top New Cigars made your must-have list. 


Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Famous Smoke Shop 80th Anniversary 

Wrapper: African Cameroon 
Binder: Dominican Republic 
Filler: Dominican Republic 

Top New Cigars Aug 3 2020 Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve 80th Famous Anniversary cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Famous’ 80th Anniversary was last year, but we’re still celebrating. And after more than a year’s worth of tight-lipped excitement, we’re proud to finally unveil the final chapter – Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Famous 80th Anniversary. For the Occasion, AF chose one of their finest blends – Don Carlos Personal Reserve – which ranks alongside the world’s finest cigars. The smoke is lightly sweet, savory, and exquisitely complex. The catch: the first run of these 80th boxes sold out in a matter of days, so the wait is on for the remaining boxes in this limited edition. Sorry for the tease. But hey, like the Fuentes say…you never rush the hands of time.

Davidoff Special 53 Capa Dominicana LE 2020 

Wrapper: Dominican Republic 
Binder: Dominican Republic  
Filler: Dominican Republic 

Top New Cigars Aug 3 2020 Davidoff Special 53 Capa Dominicana LE 2020 cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Still no vacation in sight, eh? That’s all right, because this year’s Davidoff’s Special 53 is like a staycation in your back yard. Here’s the skinny on flavor: the blend’s 10-year-aged tobaccos give off notes of spice, wood, coffee, and cocoa, among other subtleties. If you’re into complexity, this is a cigar that delivers, delivers, and delivers some more. And all that money you saved on vacation means that you can treat yourself to a pricier smoke. These are, and they’re worth every penny. 


Solo Cafe Grasshopper 

Wrapper: Dominican Republic Claro 
Binder: Dominican Republic 
Filler: Dominican Republic 

top new cigars aug 3 2020 Solo Cafe Grasshopper cigars by PDR at Famous Smoke Shop

In pop culture, grasshopper is a playful way to describe a novice. And if you’re new to coffee infused cigars, this one should be at the top of your list. The Claro wrapper’s light, sweetness complements the blend’s notes of coffee, cream, and cocoa, delivering a super smooth smoke that’ll start day on a high note. Pair that with an easygoing price, and it’s easy to jump onboard. Consider giving it a shot and you might be as surprised as we were.


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Mike SharberSharber
2 years ago

Really like the AF Personal Reserve!

Jared Gulick
2 years ago

Thanks for reading, Mike! I do too. It’s a shame they sold out before we could publish this, but here’s hoping we get a few more down the line…

Jared Gulick

Jared Gulick

Features Editor, Jared Gulick, is a Certified Tobacconist, nerd of all things science, musician and serial abuser of the Oxford comma. He made his way to the Famous Smoke Shop retail store in 2018 and joined the Advisors when it was discovered that he could locate the shift key. Prior to his work in the cigar industry, he was a recording studio engineer, songwriter, and a journalism major at Northampton Community College.

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