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CA REPORT: TOP NEW CIGARS (NOVEMBER 8 2021)

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The Best New Cigars in the Famous Smoke Shop Humidor!

Did you know that today is National Cappuccino Day? I didn’t either. Well, I like coffee but not enough to celebrate it with its own day – but I do love cigars, especially new cigars. And is cappuccino even considered coffee? While I’m at it, is a burger a sandwich? Regardless, pour yourself a cup of Joe—or whatever you want to call it—light up a choice blend, kick back and check out this edition of Top New Cigars. This week we’re featuring a stacked lineup of cigars celebrating various things: a CAO paying tribute to muscle cars, an All Saints honoring Saint Francis, and an offering from Crowned Heads paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen.

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!

CAO 60 Torque

Wrapper: Honduran Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan

cigar advisor top new cigars 11/8/2021 cao 60 torque at famous smoke shop

The largest CAO in the brand’s history is inspired by American muscle cars—specifically the experience of revving the engine of a high-horsepower classic. This new addition uses a Honduran Habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan Habano binder and Nicaraguan long fillers. Torque is medium to full bodied, bold, and not only grabs—but keeps—your attention. This limited-edition behemoth is available in one size—8 x 60—and comes packaged in a collectible oil can inspired tin. If you like a cigar that roars like a high-performance big block, then take the CAO 60 Torque for a spin.

 

All Saints Saint Francis

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

cigar advisor top new cigars 11/8/2021 all saints saint francis at famous smoke shop

The third release from boutique darling All Saints is named for St. Francis of Assisi, one of Italy’s patron saints as well as the patron saint of the environment. All Saints Saint Francis features a tasty Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper dressing a lush and vibrant long filler blend from Nicaragua. These medium plus bodied box-pressed beauties deliver on their chocolate bar appearance with a feast of flavor including coffee, baking spice, earth, leather, and cedar with some undertones of black pepper. As you’ve come to expect with All Saints blends, the Saint Francis exhibits an array of complementary flavors—all in balance—and remains interesting from start to finish. The All Saints Saint Francis is an approachable premium cigar suitable for any enthusiast.

 

Crowned Heads Court Reserve Serie E

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

cigar advisor top new cigars 11/8/2021 crowned heads serie e at famous smoke shop

This cigar was inspired—like so many guitarists—by the Eddie Van Halen composition, Eruption. Coming covered in a smooth, dark caramel Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper over a robust blend of Nicaraguan long fillers, CHC Serie E is a medium plus blend. In the beginning, you’ll be hit with an eruption of pepper and baking spices before caramel moves in and smooths things over. The caramel moves onto a dark chocolate note with cedar coming into play, and the spiciness remains present in the background. This rockstar blend never disappoints as the rollercoaster of balanced flavors stays with you until the very end. CHC Serie E is a cigar worthy of a legend.

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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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