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CA Report: Top New Cigars (Jan 6 2020)

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January, schmanuary. Snow. Cold. Bills. And on top of all that, you’re heading back to work with no vacation in sight. To be frank, it’s a lousy, miserable month…especially for cigar enthusiasts like us. There is a patch of blue sky on the horizon, though. New Year beginnings are all about breaking the mold. Sure…you can smoke the same old stuff, but your taste buds have grown apathetic. So, if this year your resolution is yet another unused gym membership, or a diet relegating your menu to proverbial cardboard, why not stop pretending? Let the devil on your shoulder take the wheel. Resolve to try some of the freshest new cigars the Famous humidor has in stock!

Take a gander at these picks from Asylum, Crowned Heads, La Aurora, and Villiger.

As always, if you’ve tried something we’ve mentioned here, drop us a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!


Crowned Heads La Coalicion

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

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Easily one of 2019’s most anticipated cigars, the brawny La Coalicion is a collaboration from Crowned Heads and Drew Estate. CH’s John Huber and DE’s Willy Herrera worked tirelessly on the blend which bevies butter, citrus, nuts, and pepper. In the press release, DE founder, Jonathan Drew said, “Each new brand must be created with a significant purpose and divine inspiration, like creating a miracle. It’s almost religious for us. I deeply appreciate La Coalicion and celebrate its birth.” And that reminds me…divine intervention is the only way you’ll find one if the masses get to them first.


Asylum Lobotomy Corojo

Wrapper: Honduras Corojo
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Honduras

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You’re out of rock salt and the latest ice storm is turning your driveway into a makeshift skating rink. You’re clearly not venturing out anytime soon. Maybe it’s best to just cut your losses and light up a Famous-exclusive Asylum Lobotomy Corojo. Instantly, Christian Eiroa’s authentic Corojo sweetness melds with full-bodied zesty spices, pepper, and a smooth finish to lift your spirits. And at these prices…slip one to your neighbor, and maybe he’ll slide you some precious Melt Away for your trouble.


Asylum Pandemonium

Wrapper: Nicaragua Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

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Even though your driveway is sorted, the storm has canceled all flights out of town. Your business trip has been postponed until at least tomorrow. That means you have a day to yourself! How about spending it with an Asylum Pandemonium? An all-Nicaraguan recipe is sure to bring some kick, along with a seemingly endless 8 ½ inches of flavor. Earth, nuts, coffee, cocoa, and a flurry of spices and sweetness will help you make the most of your impromptu staycation.


Villiger Cuellar Black Forest

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic

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They say no two snowflakes look alike, but when you’re huddled in your tree stand waiting for that elusive 8-pointer, you’re probably too frozen to notice. Crafted to be a bolder option for fans of their Connecticut Kreme line, Villiger Cuellar Black Forest boasts warm notes of wood, earth, spice, cocoa, and a splash of black cherry. When you finally land your trophy, you’ll have a proper smoke for the celebration. Try one with a Thermos full of hot chocolate for the ultimate winter combo.


La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2007 

Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Brazil Mata Fina
Filler: Dominican Cibao Valley, Nicaragua, and Brazil

top new cigars january 6 2019 La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2007 cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

2007 was an amazing year for the tobacco industry. In many regions, conditions were near perfect throughout the growing season and the tobaccos it produced were in high demand. That’s what makes La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2007 so special. Each of the tobaccos in its four-country blend were culled from that harvest. Full-bodied fruit, citrus, coffee, and chocolate are just a few of the cigar’s flavor highlights. In a nutshell, Cosecha 2007’s nearly 13-year journey to your humidor was well worth the wait.

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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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