Top 10 Cigars for the Holidays

September 1, 2017 Blog, Specials

1. Room 101 Ichiban

Room101, the Los Angeles based luxury lifestyle brand owned by Matt Booth, is proud to announce a new bespoke retailer exclusive series, the new Room101 Ichiban. The third installment of the Ichiban Series, a Ranfla 30 x 50 x 19 x 6.5, will be headed to Doc James Cigar and Golf, in Shrub Oak and Mamaroneck, NY and is expected to be on shelves May 18th.
The cigar is medium-bodied and comprised of tobaccos from two different countries; a Habano wrapper from Ecuador, Criollo 98 binder from Nicaragua, along with Corojo 99 fillers also from Nicaragua.

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2. Davidoff

Enter Davidoff Nicaragua, a unique blend that utilizes all Nicaraguan tobaccos – a first for the legendary brand – for a flavor that defies explanation….in a good way. Enjoy their first foray into previously unexplored territory and appreciate this fine quality handmade that features all the attention to detail you’ve come to expect from a name like Davidoff.

The cigar starts on a high note, with a flawless 10-year-aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Rosado wrapper. This vintage leaf is spun lovingly around a blend of long-filler tobaccos hailing from Nicaragua’s premier growing regions of Esteli, Condega, and Ometepe. This complex core is then concealed by a rich Jalapa binder, kicking the level of complexity up another notch. Thick, billowing clouds of smoke greet the senses as this slow-burning cigar delivers all the way down to the nub. The best of what Nicaragua has to offer went into this one. And with a name like Davidoff behind it, it should come as no surprise.

Great news! Davidoff Nicaragua already earned an impressive 93-rating, noting: “Floral notes add some complexity to this elegantly rolled, sweet-and-salty toro. It develops profound coffee and leather notes that recur on the long, smooth finish.”

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3. Perdomo

The Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage is a blend of Perdomo’s finest andmost cherished 12 year old fillers, binders, and wrappers. These rare tobaccos have been carefully bale aged for ten years and then barrel aged for an additional two years. Using a proprietary double-aging process, eachleaf of seco, viso, ligero, binder, and wrapper is aged in charred, whiteoak bourbon barrels. This unique double-aging process ensures the perfectcolor, texture, aroma, and flavor in these tobaccos, making each cigar awell-balanced and full-flavored smoking experience.

The first release, scheduled for August 2014, will be in a beautifulEcuadorian Connecticut wrapper, offering a smooth smoke with a creamy complexity, slight hints of caramel and cedar, with a rich, buttery finish.

Perdomo will release a limited production of only 240,000 cigars per wrapper, equaling only 2,500 total boxes per size. The 2014 release will only be offered to 250 of thefinest retailers world-wide.

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4. RoMa Craft

The Venus is a 6 1/2 x 56 Petite Salamon

Full Strength. Full Flavor.The Aquitaine contains the same long-filler, full-bodied blend found in the US Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapped CroMagnon, including its unique Cameroon binder. However, the Aquitaine features a beautiful Ecuador Habano Ligero wrapper selected from the best tobacco we could find. This eighth and ninth priming ligero leaf is thick, oily and has amazing texture.The filler leaf for this blend was acquired from three separate growing regions in Nicaragua: Esteli, Condega and a small farm north of Esteli on the Honduran border, Pueblo Nuevo. This third leaf, a ligero, brings a strong, smoky, savory flavor to the blend. When combined with the spicy characteristics of the habano wrapper, the exotic bite of the Cameroon binder and the clean finish of its viso and seco companions, the blend adds another dimension to the deep rich tobacco flavor we present in the CroMagnon.

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5. Avo

Avo Heritage utilizes the finest selection of Cuban-seed tobaccos in the business. This cigar is one of the most complex Dominican blends ever created as it features Cuban-seed Dominican long fillers all encased by a Cuban-seed sun grown wrapper grown in Ecuador. With a super smooth character and a full-bodied, full-tilt flavor, Heritage will satisfy the most discerning aficionados.

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6. Padron

Padron Cigars are handmade with long aged Cuban seed tobaccos grown in Nicaragua. A true classic and unique tasting cigar – press shapes, dark, oily wrapper and medium to full bodied flavor. These perfectly balanced puros have Nicaraguan Sungrow binder and filler and brim with complexity and the essence of coffee and cocoa beans.

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7. DeSiena Cigars

Rated 92 by Smoke Magazine, Hand made in Placensia’s Tobacos de Oriente factory in Danli Honduras. The Blend: Filler: Viso Colombia, Viso Jalapa Nicaragua, Ligero Esteli Nicaragua, Ligero Honduras. Binder: Honduras Wrapper: Viso Habano grown in the Jalapa Valley, Nicaragua Four Sizes: 4 ½ x 52, 6 ½ x 54, 7 x 54, 6 x 60

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8. Tatuaje

Tatuaje Miami cigars first saw release in 2003, when a then-relatively unknown Pete Johnson and Pepin Garcia teamed up to create a cigar in the tradition of robust, flavorful, medium to full-bodied Cuban cigars. A blend of first-generation Cuban seed tobaccos from Nicaragua are enveloped inside gorgeous Ecuadorian Habano wrappers, complete with Cuban-style triple cap. A luxury cigar well-worth a box buy.

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9. Alec Bradley

LookingIt’s called Alec Bradley Black Market and you’re going to want to get your hands on them. Handmade in Nestor Plasencia’s Honduran factory, these medium-bodied beauties are comprised of a sumptuous blend of well-aged Pa
namanian and Honduran long fillers, scrumptious Sumatra binder, and garnished with a dark Maduro wrapper. Super smooth and creamy, it’s a true luxury smoke

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10. Room 101 Payback 

Matt Booth’s Room101 is heading down a few new roads in the form of a new release, The Big Payback. Described as a release to give back to those who supported, it features lower prices, bigger ring gauges and a constant supply of Nicaraguan tobacco. The Big Payback is a Nicaraguan puro offered in three sizes: Chavala (5 x 50, $4.95), Hueso (6 x 60, $5.95) and Culero (7 x 70, $6.95). Culero, the largest size, will come in 30-count boxes while the other two will be offered in 50-count boxes.9

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