New Year, New Cigars
We hope you had a very happy New Year and start of 2017. And that you were able to enjoy a good cigar while toasting to all the possibilities and hope a new year can bring. For many of you, the end-of-year and holiday celebrations probably depleted your home humidors and you’ve now got some space to fill. We’ve collected a few recommendations of new cigars for 2017 that would make great additions to any empty humidor space you might have. You can also ask to try these varieties out at your local shop. Enjoy!
A. Flores Serie Privada Maduro
Cigar Aficionado has already begun praising this new option, rating it highly with 93 points. The brand, also known as Abraham Flores, is making a name for itself and this option makes it clear why. With notes of coffee, cocoa, and vanilla, this rich cigar is smooth and sweet with a hint of spice.
Olivia Master Blends III
Olivia is not a new name, of course, but this particular blend has benefited from better growing methods recently. And the taste is something to behold! Although these are a somewhat limited run, you should be able to find a box or two to round out your collection. You’ll enjoy rich tobacco and coffee with earthy flavors and spicy cinnamon. It’s a winning combination sure to be enjoyed all year.
Cigars New to You
This cigar isn’t new in 2017, but it may be new to you. And it’s worth exploring this year. It’s the Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9. From two Americans with a factory in Nicaragua, Drew Estate puts out premium cigars that are not produced in large quantities. Their cigars have a refined look and the No. 9 is very rich, with notes of coffee and chocolate. You are sure to enjoy it.
You may also want to explore the Sam Leccia line if you haven’t enjoyed it just yet. They only put out 4 cigars a year, but you can’t go wrong with any of them. The Desnudo (meaning naked – it has no band or cellophane on it) boasts a medium to full flavor profile with cocoa, spiced rum, and oak. It makes a great pairing with a Guinness or hot chocolate on a cold winter night.
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