Cigar Advisor Picks: Top New Cigars (Jan 12, 2018)
By Fred Lunt
Bundle up, BOTL’s! It’s the ‘Time to Move to Miami’ edition of Top New Cigars. If you’ve been living under a rock, then you may not have noticed the punishing below zero temps and snow storms across the country. That’s why we’re packing up and taking this show to warmer climates.
This week we’ve brought you the HOTTEST cigars from one of the fastest growing boutiques in the industry, Casa Fernandez. While owner of Casa Fernandez, Max, joined forces with Warped Cigars for the #8 Cigar of the Year Guardian of the Farm , the Miami line is our go-to for a weekend warm up. So whether you’re shoveling the drive, heading to a herf, or trying to keep the signal fire lit- there’s a new cigar for you!
30°: Casa Fernandez New Cuba
If you live in snow country, you’re most likely sick of winter wonderland weather already. So we’ve brought the New Cuba to kick up the snow shoveling pace. Don’t let the packaging fool you; it may look like an ordinary bundle but deep down this cigar is a pure-bred premium. Made in the traditional Cuban style, Casa de Fernandez uses select Nicaraguan filler and binder leaves, capped off with a luscious Corojo wrapper. If that doesn’t warm your blood, nothing will.
20°: Casa Fernandez Miami Arsenio Oro
So weather’s taken a turn toward brisk, and you’re in need of a hot alcoholic beverage to calm those frayed nerves after sliding your way home down the freeway. Let the boozy happiness flow with a nice Hot Toddy and the tropical Miami Arsenio Oro, a medium-bodied masterpiece of Nicaraguan tobacco. Complete with a glistening Corojo wrapper, there’s plenty of earthy, woody, and spicy notes to be enjoyed.
10°: Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva
It’s 10 degrees, 10 friggin’ degrees- there’s no time to fool around here, you need to get to the herf before you get cabin fever and start chopping up your bathroom door with an axe. To get you through these frigid times, grab the full-bodied Miami Reserva for some jovial winter fun. For maximum warmth, enjoy this cigar’s extra-strength Medio Tiempo ligeros, grown at Casa Fernandez’s Aganorsa farms. Choose between a Maduro or Corojo wrapper and find yourself smoking deeply rich cigar with notes of earth, chocolate, oak, and a spicy pow to knock the icicles off your brow.
0 and Below: Casa Fernandez Miami Aganorsa
Gentlemen, it’s time to light that signal fire and pull a smoke out while the Saint Bernards continue the search. The Miami Aganorsa is a hot new arrival made with choice Nicaraguan fillers and an option of a spicy Corojo or a swarthy San Andres Maduro wrapper- all box-pressed and ready to serve. Depending on the wrapper, this affordable premium is medium-full bodied and perfect for stimulating both the palate and those frosty fingers.
Stay thawed for our next installment of the top new cigars, coming your way soon!