Cigar Advisor Picks: Top New Cigars (Feb 9, 2018)
By Fred Lunt
Well it’s six more weeks of winter – but don’t let that bring you down, because the Top New Cigars of Love are here! You got it, we’ve doubled down on a rag-tag team of UPS drivers to get you the loveliest new cigars in time for Valentine’s Day (no date required).
No, we don’t sell roses but we do have a fresh bouquet of the cigars you love – and we’ll deliver, too. This week we’ve got cigars for the big night, whether you have a date or not…we don’t judge. There’s a cigar for everyone, whether you’re trying not to burn that dinner for two, settling for a fancy night out, indulging in some sweet V-day chocolate, or spending the night alone with copious amounts of alcohol. Get ’em while they’re hot!
Cooking for two? Well fire up a smooth smokin’ Caridad while you prep for romance and scatter those rose petals. Caridad is a new budget-friendly Dominican premium that fits like a glove for an everyday cigar. Who knew a Connecticut shade could look so sexy? Pair that with an all-Dominican blend and you’ve got the beginnings of pure romance.
Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art
Skip the kitchen, it’s time for a night out. For the gent that thinks ahead- taking your special someone out for a special dinner surely gets the ladies to swoon. But don’t forget that it’s your night too, so cap it off with a super-premium Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art. This cigar is stacked with rich flavors, and a unanimous pick for our Top 25 Cigars of 2017. The blend is a luxurious elixir of Honduras’ and Nicaragua’s finest fillers and binder, capped off with a beautifully crafted Honduran Corojo leaf.
Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli
Forget the lingerie, this cigar is pure sex. Alec Bradley is on a roll and this full-bodied Nicaraguan premium is just the tip of the iceberg. AB expanded the Black Market line with this new cigar- a hearty combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos that beg to be smoked with coffee and a nibble of chocolate. Brimming with notes of chocolate, earth, sweet fruits and pepper- pair this up with that red wine and Valentine’s day candy.
Hamlet 25th Year by Rocky Patel
Time for a romantic stroll in the park? Let’s set the mood a little further with a sweet and aromatic Hamlet 25th Year. This is another super premium cigar, new to the market from Rocky Patel’s Master Blender Hamlet Paredes. This fine cigar is a celebration of his 25 years in the industry but there’s no reason it can’t be your celebratory smoke. Treat yourself to rich flavors of chocolate, anise, vanilla, pepper, and creamy notes of dried fruits.
Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage (ESV)
No date? No worries. Spend your night with Nick Perdomo instead; his Estate Seleccion Vintage collection that is. The rebooted ESV line has enough options for the whole day, or weekend if you so choose. Splash some Scotch on the rocks and settle in for a night of solitary relaxation with your choice of Connecticut, sun grown, or maduro wrappers over exquisitely aged and hand-selected Nicaraguan tobaccos. Whether you like ’em full or medium, light or dark, or shade grown or maduro – the new ESV cigar line has plenty of love to go around.
Enjoy your V-day and stick around for the next edition of Top New Cigars!