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CA Report: Top New Cigars (Mar 29 2021)

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We might as well just say it’s April, eh? But I’ve got no fools  just a triple-header of new cigars that have impressed both our taste buds and our bank accounts. By now, most of us are feeling comfortable outside, and things are looking up in a way they haven’t in a long time. Go ahead and call in sick to your boss, grab a handful of delicious cigars and soak up all the sun you can…life is too short to not have a little warm-weather fun. You deserve it. Check out these picks to help you plan your skip day the flavorful way! 

Is there a new cigar that should be on our Top New Cigars list? Let us know in the comments!  

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Impromptu Figurado 

Wrapper: Nicaragua 
Binder: Nicaragua 
Filler: Nicaragua 

top new cigars Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Impromptu Figurado cigars at Famous Smoke Shop
 
If this looks familiar, it’s because…yes…this is the same blend as the 2019 Cigar of the Year. No doubt rolled to commemorate its honored sibling, Maestro, the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Impromptu Figurado is a special-edition extension to the Quattro Nicaragua line. All of the original appointments remain the same: all Nicaraguan tobaccos, made in partnership with AJ Fernandez, and the same award-winning flavors that crowned it in the first place. We’re talking sweet, zesty flavors with crisp layers of earth and spice. All that in a rare throwback Figurado shape – one of the hardest for any factory to roll. Plus, it’s a perfect way to wind down on the patio from your first night grilling of the season. 
 

Rojas Bluebonnets

Wrapper: Ecuador Corojo 
Binder: Nicaragua Corojo 
Filler: Nicaragua Corojo 

Top New Cigars Rojas Bluebonnets cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Calling all Corojo fans! Here we’ve got the first of two diamonds in the rough from Rojas. This one’s called Bluebonnets and I’ll be honest…I wouldn’t be surprised if you hadn’t heard of it. What this cigar has isn’t a household name. Or the pedigree of a well-known blender’s side project. What it might be, though, is the start of one of the next big boutique brands. Why? Two reasons. Flavor and price. And the growing number of positive reviews I’ve been seeing about it tells me I’m probably right. I found the smoke to be quite sweet with lush, earthy vibes, pointed spices, and even some cocoa on the finish – all with a medium-bodied temperament. Is it worthy of your humidor? If you like sweet cigars at a great price. Absolutely. 

 

Rojas Statement 

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres 
Binder: Nicaragua 
Filler: Nicaragua 

Top New Cigars Rojas Statement Cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Much like it’s Corojo-wrapped cousin above, Rojas Statement has big flavor appeal at a price that won’t have you taking out a second mortgage. Included are some big rips of dark cocoa, earth, sweet wood, and spices that will satisfy any Maduro fan. The construction is on point, too – something I see overlooked on some other cigars of its range. These folks at Rojas are full of pleasant surprises and that’s what makes Statement the kind of Maduro I’d keep handy for friends. The kind of great cigar I’d want to them to try. The kind they’ll think I paid much more for.  

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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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