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CA Report: Top New Cigars (October 31, 2022)

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Happy Halloween! No tricks…all treats…our best new cigars revealed!

All the kids will be around shortly. Candy pail in hand, eager for a sweet treat to grow their loot. But what about your treat?

What about Herf-O-Ween?!

You’ll need a few smokes to destress…a few new cigars to invigorate your palate. Lucky you! I’ve got three on deck. Fresh sticks from Alec Bradley, Foundation Cigars, and Caldwell. Check out some quick reviews on them below to see which of them belong in your goody bag.

 

Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf

Wrapper: Honduras Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaragua Broadleaf
Filler:
Honduras & Nicaragua

cigar advisor top mnew cigars october 31 2022 - alec bradley double broadleaf at famous smoke shopIt’s been a while since we’ve seen a new cigar from Alec Bradley and their latest ‘Double Broadleaf’ blend has made it worth the wait.

“As we blended,” said AB founder, Alan Rubin, “we all craved more of that bold, rich flavor that Broadleaf imparts, so we doubled-down and added a Broadleaf binder leaf to the blend—which also led to the name: Double Broadleaf.”

We noted earthy wisps of espresso, spicy dark chocolate, and eye-opening peppers throughout our invigoratingly full-bodied session.

All I know is, if we went trick or treating for cigars, this would be one of the first sticks I’d lit up after a chilly night of door-to-door shenanigans.

 

Caldwell Long Live The King Mad Mofo Maduro (Cigars for Warriors)

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic

cigar advisor top mnew cigars october 31 2022 - caldwell long live the king mad mofo cigars for warriors at famous smoke shopRobert Caldwell is going all in for the troops. In a planned annual release, Long Live The King Mad Mofo has a new Maduro blend, tweaked to be bolder and richer (and to us, a little sweeter) than its predecessor.

And when I say all in…I mean all in. Caldwell Cigars is donating 100% of Mad Mofo Maduro proceeds to Cigars for Warriors, a non-profit organization that supplies combat troops with premium cigars while they’re deployed abroad.

Mad Mofo CFW is only available at cigar retailers partnered with Cigars for Warriors. Do some good for both your taste buds…and more importantly…the men and women on the frontlines!

 

Foundation Cigars Olmec

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Claro/Maduro
Binder: Proprietary
Filler: Nicaragua Esteli & Jalapa

cigar advisor top new cigars october 31 2022 - foundation olmec at famous smoke shopNamed after an ancient civilization, Foundation Olmec pays tribute to the first Mesoamericans to cultivate and smoke tobacco in present-day Mexico’s San Andres valley. The blend is available in two wrapper choices: first, a rare Mexican San Andres Claro that’s lighter in color due to a shorter fermentation period. The Claro gives an earthier vibe with notes of coffee, cocoa, and spice. Second, a full-blown Mexican San Andres Maduro that’s as sweet as it is dark, earthy, and loaded with savory flavors like cocoa, coffee bean, leather, and earth.

Both blends are aged three years before making the trip to the Famous humidor…consider this candy bar of cigars next time your sweet tooth comes knocking!

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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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