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Top New Cigars (June 12, 2023)

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The freshest of new cigars from Punch, Partagas, and Crowned Heads!

With Father’s Day just around the corner and new cigars on my desk, I’m reminded of going to the tobacco shop with my dad as a kid. Back when such a thing was allowed. I’d watch him pace the aisles, rolling some hopeful blends between his fingers. He’d bring to his nose the few that caught his eye, before taking them—and a fresh tin of pipe tobacco—to the register. He only smoked a few cigars a year on vacations or holidays. But I looked forward to those trips. Secretly, because I loved the smell. Premium tobacco’s aroma is undeniably warm and pleasant. Even unlit.

I’ll be heading back to the store soon to pick up some fresh sticks for my dad to enjoy on Father’s Day and I’m sharing my picks with you. Just don’t tell him what I got him, okay?

Is there a new cigar you’ve been smoking? Let us know in the comments below!


Partagas de Bronce

Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano 2000
Binder: Nicaragua
Nicaragua (including Jalapa)

cigar advisor top new cigars-6-12-23 Partagas De Bronce at Famous Smoke Shop
Seems like everyone’s flocking to El Titan de Bronze in Miami these days. Maybe there’s something in the water. Or maybe it’s just the U.S. most beloved factory. Made with all-Nicaraguan tobaccos, this Partagas blend smokes with a distinctive array of flavors. Dark fruit, earth, sweet tobacco, coffee, and dark chocolate all share time on the stage, giving this full-bodied recipe a license to thrill. Pick it up for yourself. Or pick it up for your dad. Hell, pick it up for both of you and smoke it with him on Father’s Day. I’m betting he’ll be happy you did!


Le Careme Pastelitos 2023

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Ecuador Sumatra
Filler: Nicaragua

cigar advisor top new cigars-6-12-23 Crowned Heads Le Careme Pastelitos at Famous Smoke Shop
Crowned Heads keeps turning heads. And as long as they do, I’m gonna keep smoking ‘em. Among my top draws, Le Careme. A blend that has masterfully smoked with a sweet-n-salty appeal since its initial release. This year’s release is a little different in the vitola department, measuring a short and portly 4” x 54. It’s a little misleading to your eyes because it still lasts the better part of 60-to-90 minutes. Depending on your smoking speed, of course. Immerse yourself in its flavors of cocoa, salted peanuts, coffee beans, and a dusting of vanilla. If its medium-bodied, aromatic smoke doesn’t do it for ya, have someone check you for a pulse. 


Punch Dad Bod Can

Wrapper: African Cameroon
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Piloto Cubano, Honduras, & Nicaragua

cigar advisor top new cigars-6-12-23 Punch Dad Bod at Famous Smoke ShopIf his style consists of New Balance sneakers and a t-shirt that probably shouldn’t be tucked into jean shorts, your father likely epitomizes the Dad Bod flair. And now he can have cigars to match. Punch’s Dad Bod limited release is here just in time for Father’s Day. And the packaging is as kitschy as the one-liners your Pops has been parroting the past 40 years. The cigars come packaged in a collectible and resealable can and are ridiculously styled with necktie bands. And though they’re campy looking, they also boast some serious points in the flavor department. Expect a lightly sweet, full-bodied medley of leather, earth, caramel, and almonds. He’ll love it. Trust me!

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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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