Cigar Advisor Picks: Top New Cigars (Mar 9, 2018)
By Fred Lunt
Well hello and welcome back to another edition of Top New Cigars, the hottest new cigars now available from your favorite online tobacconists. The early bird gets the worm – so we’re getting a jump on next week’s St. Patrick’s Day traditions with some great new smokes for you to take out pub crawling.
We’ve been working through snow, sleet and rain to bring you some hot new inventory from killer brands like Montecristo, Tatuaje, Villiger and Punch. Whether you’re enjoying a classy evening in, having a raucous night of green beer and Dropkick Murphys, or dabbling with a bit o’ the hair of the dog that bit you…we’re on the case.
Montecristo Epic Craft Cured
St. Patty’s Day just wouldn’t be right without a hearty plate of Corned Beef and Cabbage and while tradition prevails- there’s no reason we can’t get a little crafty. After that full plate, loaded up on some ultra-fine Montecristo Epic Craft Cured. This cigar is an ultra-premium iteration of the Epic line that uses 12-year-old Nicaraguan Rosado as a wrapper with an A+ blend of Nicaraguan fillers from Ometepe, Esteli, Jalapa, and Condega. Full of rich flavors and expertly made, this cigar is the whole package.
Villiger La Vencedora
13 million pints of Guinness are drunk in over 150 countries every St. Patty’s day and odds are you’ll be drinking your fair share, too. But what’s a beer without a cigar? I suggest this dark new Nicaraguan cigar from Villiger. It’s full-bodied and brimming with notes of charred oak, dark cherries, and earth and makes a hearty companion to this Irish classic- Sláinte!
Tatuaje Tattoo Needles
- Green clothing
- Discreet flask
- Tatuaje Tattoo Needles
St. Patty’s parades are a staple in holiday festivities and having a few smokes on hand is never a bad idea. Needles are a slim, 4 ½ x 38 variant of the best-selling and best-value Tattoo line. Made by Pepin and blended by Pete, these cigars are perfect for a quick smoke while you’re out celebrating.
Tatuaje Broadleaf Collection
If getting rough and rowdy isn’t your ideal for celebrating your heritage, then the Tatuaje Broadleaf Collection is a bona-fide way to class things up. One Tat is never enough which is why Tatuaje took each of their blends and swapped a beautiful Connecticut Broadleaf for the wrapper. Take your pick of 14 vitolas, and blends, add in some Islay Scotch for some wholesome Celtic class.
Punch Rare Corojo
Post-St. Patty’s is always a drag, whether you’re walking with a hangover or a misdemeanor. It’s best to follow the old “hair of the dog that bit you” saying and get yourself a Bloody Mary with some Punch on the side. One of the best LE cigars for the money, Punch Rare Corojo returns with the same rich blend of Ecuadorian, Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos in exciting new sizes. This year’s special treat is the Regalias Perfecto, a 7 1/4 x 54 figurado with a rich, aromatic smoke. And only available here at Famous!
That’s it for this edition of Top New Cigars – some great alternatives if you’re not getting caught up in the whole green beer-and-cigars scene, and opting for a solid, happy Saint Patrick’s Day. Happy smokes – Sláinte!