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CA Report: Top New Cigars (July 20 2020)

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Sure is hot out there, eh? Trust me…you’ll be missing it once those icicles start making their way down the gutter. But for now, when the sun starts dipping toward the horizon, you’re going to want a few trusty sticks by your side to make the best of a midsummer evening with zero responsibilities. For that, I nominate these new cigars to the Famous humidor as well worth trying. 


Blind Man’s Bluff Maduro 

Top New Cigars July 20 2020 Blind Man's Bluff Maduro cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf 
Binder: Indonesia Sumatra 
Filler: Dominican Republic 
Maybe it’s because I grew up a short drive from the tobacco fields in Lancaster County, but PA Broadleaf always held a special place on my palate. Blind Man’s Bluff Maduro is no exception. The smoke is lightly sweet and mixes flavors of earth, leather, cream, and nuts. Though the strength hovers over full, the cigar draws smooth, and the peppers don’t linger on the finish. This one’s much more about the experience and less about the kick. 


AVO Maduro  

Top New Cigars July 20 2020 Avo Maduro cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Wrapper: U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro 
Binder: Dominican Republic 
Filler: Dominican Republic 

This year, we’ve had to take a rain check on so many celebrations. Graduations. Holidays. Hell, most of summer itself to this point. Cigars are celebratory by their nature, and this AVO Maduro comeback is worth some pomp and circumstance. In each puff there’s coffee, sweetness, and an exquisitely smooth body. Why not splurge on yourself with a top-shelf smoke? I think you’ve more than earned it this year. 


Bolivar Cofradia 

Top New Cigars July 20 2020 Bolivar Cofradia cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra 
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf 
Filler: Honduras and Nicaragua 

Soyour boat sprung a leak right before annual fishing week. Looks like you’re going to have to hire Mr. Fixit to get the ol’ girl seaworthy again. Even with your freshly slashed cigar budget, you can still find some savory flavors in the cheaper seats. Check out Bolivar Cofradia. Its entrée of earthy spices, sweet wood, and peppers will have you doing a double take at the price…and smiling all the way up to the lake. 

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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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