Top New Cigars (October 2, 2023)

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Your honey-do list now includes setting up some inflatable ghost thing for Halloween? Baristas trying to pour pumpkin spice lattes down your throat? Christmas music already playing at the mall? Bleak. I know. Can’t change any of that…but I can help you find a new cigar to unwind with this weekend. Behold the latest blends from Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, and boutique pack-leaders, HVC.

We’ll be diving into each of their freshest flavor profiles faster than your kid will dive into (and ruin) that freshly-raked pile of leaves. Check out their flavors below—and as always—be sure to let me know which new cigars you’ve been smoking in the comments below!


Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Indonesia Bezuki
Filler: Piloto Cubano Seco/Ligero & Colombian Seco


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Macanudo continues proving that old cigar companies can learn new tricks. They’ve been methodically keeping up with the boutique Joneses via their flavor-forward Inspirado line—the latest of which, Tercio Aged, is on today’s menu. The medley of sweet wood, spices, and a tangy wisp of citrus has earned Tercio Aged high praise straight out of the gate. If brawnier, full-flavored blends are your calling card, Mac’s on the line waiting with a hearty medium-plus-bodied smoke. What better time to enjoy it than on these cooler early fall nights on the patio?


Romeo y Julieta 1875 Book of Love

Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic

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The folks over at Romeo y Julieta say that Book of Love has more flavor than any other Romeo they’ve rolled. I dunno about that, but I can tell you, this cigar was an easy read! Like the Mac above it, Book of Love smokes somewhat tangy, yet marginally smoother than its rival—hitting middle of the road in terms of body and strength. Expect flavors of earth, wood, nuts, and a lightly peppered finish. I’d recommend the blend for a late morning smoke. You know…once the yard work is done.


HVC Cerro Maduro Robusto Gordos (New Size!)

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua Esteli
Nicaragua Jalapa

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With a minimum aging period of three years for each leaf rolled into the cigar, HVC Cerro Maduro has been a hit ever since its release in 2017. What’s changed since 2023? Not much, and that’s good news for consistency. HVC founder, Reinier Lorenzo, does have a big addition, however, for fattie fans: a portly new size. It’s called the Robusto Gordos. Normally Robustos and Gordos are separate sizes, but this cigar mixes both vitolas with the best of both worlds. 5 ½” (Robusto) x 58 (Gordo) to be exact. All of its chocolatey, earthy, and spicy sweetness remains. Unlock an old favorite with a 90-minute smoking time and make your next weekend even better.

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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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