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Top New Cigars (July 10, 2023)
THE LATEST CIGARS FROM MACANUDO, PDR, & VILLIGER REVIEWED!
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
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano & Mexico
Producing 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
If 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
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
Are 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!