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Top New Cigars (July 10, 2023)

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If you’re anything like me, you’re still reeling from a hard day of drinking and overeating in the sun last week. This weekend is all about relaxing, recuperating, and enjoying summer in all its glory. Out of all the new cigars to arrive on my desk, I’ve found three standouts worth the digital ink.

In this edition of TNC: One of Macanudo’s legacy brands gets a popular new size, PDR’s critically acclaimed El Trovador arrives at Famous Smoke Shop, and Villiger Serie Dominicana scratches my flavor itch at an affordable bundle price. Check out these fresh smokes below and get your summer herf on!

Let me know which new premiums you’ve been smoking in the comments below!


Macanudo Gold Label Golden Nugget (New Size!)

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Dominican Piloto Cubano & Mexico

cigar advisor top new cigars july 10, 2023 - macanudo gold golden nugget at famous smoke shopProducing a size you’d expect to see in a NUB, Macanudo goes short, fat, and sweet with Golden Nugget. The brand’s new 4” x 60 format gives the blend its widest ring gauge yet—smoother smoking than ever before. And like NUB cigars, Macanudo Gold Golden Nugget will burn as long as a traditional-length cigar…thanks to its portly stature. Expect 45-60 minutes of smooth, effortless smoking filled with flavors of cedar, earth, light roast coffee, and cream; especially tasty when paired with your morning java.


PDR El Trovador

Wrapper: Ecuador Rosado
Binder: Nicaragua Corojo
Filler: Nicaragua Ligero & Viso

cigar advisor top new cigars july 10, 2023 - pdr el trovador at famous smoke shopIf you only smoke one PDR cigar this year, make sure it’s El Trovador. The blend is equal parts salty, spicy, and sweet, with notes of coffee, leather, earth, and an undercurrent of floral Nicaraguan flair. Yet, with all its high-octane tobacco under the hood, Trovador manages to be comfortably level-headed with a medium body. Don’t waste this cigar by smoking it on the riding mower. Enjoy it after the chores are done—sit back and fully appreciate its flavor.



Villiger Serie Dominicana

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Peru
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua

cigar advisor top new cigars july 10, 2023 - villiger serie dominicana at famous smoke shopAre you one of those smokers who sees bundled cigars and instantly keeps scrolling? While there are plenty of bundled cigars that are better off left on the shelf, there are plenty more worth discovering. Villiger Serie Dominicana is a solid reason to back up and break the habit. Expect effortless draws of vanilla, cedar, toast, and cashews throughout your next smoke break—Serie Dominicana is as easy on your taste buds as it is on your wallet!

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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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