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CA Report: Top New Cigars (March 14, 2022)

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The Best and Freshest New Cigars in the Famous Humidor…

…and a side of Random Cigar Thoughts.

Last time out, I mentioned the Konami cheat code for some of the first gen Nintendo games. I’d heard about it during recess, and it was conveyed in hushed tones as if this was top secret classified information. It went viral when going viral meant a kid in class spreading chickenpox.

Fast forward to the early 2000’s and I started hearing the same type of buzz, only this time about amazing cigars made by a couple of guys named Pete and Pepin—with a name I didn’t learn to pronounce correctly until many years later. Now, imagine being one of the first cigar smokers to find out about Tatuaje—before they became unobtanium. Well, here’s where your faithful readership is going to pay off. I’m going to let you in on a hard-to-find, small batch, boutique brand that’s about to explode and the first cigars from the Mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri, in this hush-hush edition of Top New Cigars.

Have you enjoyed a new cigar that you think should be on our must-smoke list? We’d love to hear from you! Please give us the details in the comments below!


Espinosa/Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich

Wrappers: Ecuador Habano or Ecuador Sumatra Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

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Where does a celebrity chef turn when he wants to cook up gourmet cigars? Well, if you’re Guy Fieri you look to cigar stars Erik Espinosa and AJ Fernandez to create Knuckle Sandwich, a delicious 2 cigar debut. Both blends are crafted at AJ’s San Lotano Factory and consist of an aged Nicaragua premium long filler core with your choice of an Ecuador Habano or Ecuador Sumatra Maduro wrapper.

Knuckle Sandwich Habano (shown above) puts the flavor in flavor bomb. Medium bodied and enjoyable to the nub, this blend delivers notes of pepper, cedar, nuttiness, and sweet cream.

Knuckle Sandwich Maduro is a meal in cigar form. This medium bodied beauty will entice you with nuances of dark chocolate, baking spice, and raisin.

So, here’s the thing. We’ve been moving pretty quickly through our first allotment of Knuckle Busters—but don’t worry, we have more on the way. Go ahead and place your order for your favorite size, and backorder it (if it’s not in stock) and Famous will send it to you—with FREE shipping—as soon as it arrives.


Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown

Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Binder: Indonesia
Filler: Nicaragua

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Crook of the Crown is crafted by Noel Rojas, who made one of our best cigars of 2021, and is the stunning debut from Stolen Throne. Featuring a dark and oily 10-year-aged San Andres Maduro wrapper over a binder from Indonesia and choice premium Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos, this blend will have you at hello. Medium plus in body, you’ll be delighted with flavors of espresso, black pepper, cream, leather, dark chocolate, and nuts taking you on a balanced, complex, and endlessly entertaining ride.


Stolen Throne Call to Arms

Wrapper: Sumatra
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

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Consider this your rebel yell—to get more, more, more of one of the hardest-to-find cigar brands in recent memory. Stolen Throne Call to Arms was crafted by Noel Rojas and this exquisite cigar puts the spotlight on this small-batch, boutique brand. Medium to medium plus, Call to Arms will put you into a state of near euphoria with its heady mix of flavors including red pepper, sweet cream, honey, earth, toasted almonds, cinnamon, brown sugar, and espresso.

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Paul Lukens

Paul Lukens


Paul first fell in love with the leaf back in college, where he majored in Philosophy (yes, seriously). Upon graduating, Paul stared into the abyss and unemployment stared back. He responded by founding the ‘Pounding Fathers,’ a traveling Beer Pong team with the other Philosophy grad at UMass. Aspiring to subsist on more than Ramen Noodles and Natural Ice, Paul put down his ping pong balls and picked up a pen - and a cigar - and began working in the premium cigar industry in 2013.

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