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Variety is the spice of life, and sometimes you need to mix it up. That is where this cigar collection really shines. With gorgeous wrappers and flavors and aromas that make your mouth water, these cigars offer a delicious alternative to the steadfast earth and leather flavors so prominent in many smokes.

While we have associated individual cigars with specific single malts and chocolates, by all means please experiment on your own. Everyone's taste preferences are unique, and we offer these pairings as a basis for your own experiences. 

         

 

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  alec bradley tempus box  

 Holiday Box

Alec Bradley Prensado

 

Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria

 

Arturo Fuente Añejo

Released in early 2009, the Prensado is Alec Bradley's newest hit and their strongest cigar to date.  It is a box-pressed Cubanesque style cigar with a triple cap head and a brand new wrapper.  This cigar was built around the sweetness and strength of the Corojo 2006 wrapper and provides a rich, balanced, complex smoke.

 

  Alec Bradley Tempus is made at the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras. Only 20% of the cigar rollersat the factory are chosen to make the Tempus brand. Tobacco is selected from a farm in the Trojes region of Honduras, and from Jalapa, Nicaragua.

 This cigar is dark and attractive with an even draw and burn. The flavors are strong and spicy with some chocolate, cedar and a bit of sweetness.

 

One of the world’s most rare cigars, the Añejo cigar is rolled with the very best Dominican filler and binder from Chateau de la Fuente, then adds a 5-year-old Connecticut maduro wrapper aged in a Cognac barrel. This blend yields a rich, spicy, slightly sweet smoke and the unique aging process leaves a distinct finish.

Typically only available at Father’s Day and Christmas, this cigar is one of the most exclusive cigars in the world today.

 

         
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Ashton Cabinet

 

Ashton Heritage Puro Sol

 

Ashton VSG

Ashton took their time developing this well-made flavorful cigar. With solid flavors of pepper and nuts, and a nice creamy character this is a favorite of many smokers. The Cabinet Selection has Dominican filler and binder and a beautiful Connecticut Shade wrapper.

 

The Ashton Heritage Puro Sol is a cigar steeped in the tradition and honor of two legendary cigar families, the Fuentes and Meerapfels. Its story is one of extraordinary uniqueness. It bears the name Puro Sol because the wrapper, filler and binder are made from 100% sun grown tobaccos. This exquisite cigar marks the first time a Cameroon wrapper has surrounded an Ashton blend and the results are stunning.

 

For those who desire a powerful and intoxicating flavor with a complex rich finish, look no further than the Ashton VSG. The VSG is blended exclusively for Ashton by Carlos Fuente Jr. using 4 to 5 year old aged Dominican tobacco taken from the finest and most fertile plants. The distinct flavor of VSG comes from its wrapper grown on a private estate in Ecuador. The result is the rich intoxicating wrapper which has made the Ashton VSG the most in demand cigar on the market today.  

         
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AVO Domaine 50

 

Cain Habano

 

CAO Lx2

The Domaine AVO series of cigars was created especially for connoisseurs and enthusiasts who know how to enjoy cigars with a rich flavour. The exquisite AVO cigars are made from selected tobaccos, kept in store until they are fully mature. These contain a large proportion of a specially fermented, matured Piloto Cubano tobacco from the Dominican Republic.The binder leaf is best Olor tobacco from the Villa Gonzalez region, and a Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf provides the perfect finishing touch to the AVO cigars.

 

The Cain Habano series will surprise you with unexpected smoothness. Filled with triple fermented ligero and complemented by a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, this cigar delivers a complex smoking experience unlike any other.

 

CAO Lx2 (Ligero Times Two) is the third and final installment to the CAO "x2" trilogy. 

 CAO Lx2 features a sungrown Nicaraguan wrapper, Honduran binder, and three different ligero fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

 CAO Lx2 boasts a bold, muscular structure but also shows flavors of bittersweet chocolate, paprika, and woody tobacco notes that fan out superbly on the palate.

         
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Carlos Torano Exodus 1959

 

Casa Magna Colorado

 

Davidoff Millenium Blend

Rated Top 5 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado in 2006! The Exodus 1959 commemorates the Exodus of expert Cuban cigar families and their impact on the cigar industry after the nationalization of all tobacco farms and cigar factories by the Cuban government in 1959. The Toraños were one of those families. This cigar has rich and bold flavors with a dynamic blend of tobaccos from five different countries.

 

The Casa Magna line of cigars is the creation of two of the greatest minds in the cigar industry. Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plascencia have created this cigar and the Robusto even got Cigar of the Year for 2008 from Cigar Aficionado. This Nicaraguan puro is a medium-full bodied joy to smoke.  The oily Colorado wrapper finishes off the Nicaraguan binder and filler exquisitely. Hints of cocoa, coffee, and sweet cedar are presented by this very smooth smoke.

 

Encased in beautiful Ecuadorian sun-grown wrappers, the Millenium Blend is Davidoff's most full-flavored line of cigars.  

         
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Defiance by Xikar

 

Don Pepin Garcia Blue

 

Dunhill Signed Range

Created by Jesus Fuego for Xikar, the Guardian is smooth and rich, with an incredibly luxurious Criollo wrapper aged four years.

 

Made in the old Cuban fashion in Miami, Florida. Don Pepin was Cuba`s most respected rollers when he fled the country. Don Pepin has set up shop with some of the finest rollers around. Try some of these full bodied cigars and you will swear they are straight from the Island.

 

The Nicaraguan Dunhill Signed Range cigar combines Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos with an African Cameroon binder and a Cuban seed Nicaraguan wrapper to produce a balanced blend that is worthy of the prestige of the Dunhill name. Note that the pre-2007 cigars were made with a different blend and wrapper and are more earthy and chocolatey than the current Nicaraguan cigar.

         
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Fuente Fuente OpusX

 

H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon 

 

Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra

The legendary Fuente Fuente OpusX is consistently named by the most sought after cigar brand and is the culmination of the Fuente family's 100 year tradition of cigar-making excellence.The secret of the OpusX is the cigar's exquisite, silken Rosado wrapper leaves that are grown in the Fuente family's renowned organic tobacco plantation, Chateau de la Fuente, located in a remote, tropical river valley in the Dominican Republic.

 

The name recalls distinguished quality and the finest flavor of old Havana premium cigars.

For more than a century and a half, H.Upmann has come readily to the lips of cigar connoisseurs. Today, the legend lives on in the rich, smooth satisfaction of handmade cigars that are unmistakably H. Upmann.

It`s what the legend is made of, known all over as the smoking pleasure that is uniquely H. Upmann.

 

Dark Sumatra is named after its wrapper tobaccos, hand-selected from the very darkest and richest Ecuadorian sun-grown, Sumatra seed leaves. Dark Sumatra also has a rich, textured CT Broadleaf binder and a special robust blend of premium Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos that all contribute to the extraordinary taste of this new Hoyo de Monterrey cigar. Dark Sumatra is a full-bodied cigar, even more robust than a regular Hoyo de Monterrey. Dark Sumatra promises one of the finest tastes to come out of Honduras. 

         
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Illusione 2

 

Illusione cg:4

 

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970

The concept behind Illusione Cigars was to re-create a specific taste profile from years past.  All Illusione cigars are made from first generation Corojo 99, Criollo 98 seeds, wrapped with a grade one Café Colorado wrapper, and finished with a traditional triple cap in the premier Raices Cubanas factory. Illusione cigars deliver a taste and a quality of smoke rarely found in today`s market. All of Illusione cigars are made in small-batch quantities to maintain quality and consistency.

 

The concept behind Illusione Cigars was to re-create a specific taste profile from years past.  All Illusione cigars are made from first generation Corojo 99, Criollo 98 seeds, wrapped with a grade one Café Colorado wrapper, and finished with a traditional triple cap in the premier Raices Cubanas factory. Illusione cigars deliver a taste and a quality of smoke rarely found in today`s market. All of Illusione cigars are made in small-batch quantities to maintain quality and consistency.

 

Nicaragua`s oldest cigar company has an entirely new taste. Responding to the trend toward full-flavored cigars and looking at its own heritage as a producer of powerful smokes, the brand`s makers have created a new version called Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970. It is made with dark, Nicaraguan wrapper tobacco that glistens with oil. The smokes are hearty and full bodied.

         
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La Aurora 100 Anos

 

 La Aurora Serie 107 Anniversarios

 

La Aurora 1495

Aurora 100 Anos Limited Edition Cigars. These special cigars, commemorating

Aurora`s 100th Anniversary in the cigar making business have been created using their outstanding and very rare Corojo tobacco. Each box of Aurora 100th Anniversario Anos cigars is individually numbered as well as each one of the cigars themselves. Cuban flavor.

 

 The La Aurora 107 series marks over one hundred years of handcrafting fine cigars. This medium to full-bodied blend is made with a Sun Grown wrapper from Ecuador, over six-year-old fillers and binder from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

The La Aurora 107 series is a rich and complex smoke, offering distinct peppery notes as well as leathery and sweet honey on the finish.

 

The 1495 line of cigars was created to celebrate the founding of the city of La Aurora's birth, Santiago de los Caballeros. Combining five types of leaf from four different countries achieves a complexity that few other cigars achieve. The 1495 utilizes an Ecuadorian Sumatra sun-grown wrapper, and Dominican corojo binder. A blend of Dominican piloto cubano and Nicaraguan and Peruvian ligero leaves makes up the filler. Each leaf brings its own set of flavors to this table, and these aremasterfully blended in this cigar.

         
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La Aurora Classic

 

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial

 

 La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Miami

La Aurora is the oldest cigar made in the Dominican Republic grown in the same fields of the Cibao Valley for over 3 generations. In fact, La Auroras are like a national treasure down there - its the best selling brand within the country. Those who have discovered this brand know it as a smooth and mild steady workhorse of a cigar - always dependable and delicious. La Aurora has been using Dominican-grown leaves from the same fields in the Cibao Valley region for over three generations - a testament to its consistency.

 

  La Aroma De Cuba Edicion Especial is a wonderful new cigar manufactured in Nicaragua by Jose Pepin Garcia. Handcrafted in small batch fashion by a select group of master rollers, this is a cigar for the connoisseur with a seasoned palate. Beautiful, seamless, pumpkin-colored wrappers embrace an enchanting Cubanesque blend of rich, well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos.  The flavors are medium to full-bodied, rich and zesty. Hearty notes of earth and cedar are accompanied by lighter notes of leather and cinnamon.

 

 The all new La Gloria Artesanos de Miami is made by only 10 rollers in Miamis Little Havana. This all new blend is 6 years in the making and is very limited in production. This blend celebrates La Glorias El Credito Factory 40th Anniversary.

         
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Liga Privada T52

 

Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro

 

Partagas Benji Menendez Master Series 

Released in 2009, the Liga Privada T52 is the highly anticipated sequel to the Liga Privada #9 by Drew Estate.  Employing a unique sungrown Habano wrapper that has been stalk cut and hand fermented, this beauty also incorporates seven varieties of tobacco in the filler. Dark and glistening with oils, the T52 is complex and full flavored with notes of coffee, cocoa, leather, spices and black pepper. A must try for anyone.

 

The Padron 1964 Anniversary is a Nicaraguan puro, like all Padron cigars.  The sun grown tobaccos are aged for four years before they are selected for the Anniversary blend.

 It is square pressed and comes double banded with a serial number to guarantee authenticity.  The flavorful blend exhibits a woody base with complex coffee and dark chocolate notes.

 

Finally, from one of the foremost tobacco experts behind the scenes of General Cigar and Tabacalera de Espana comes a masterful, well blended cigar filled with flavor. Benji Menendez has crafted a masterpiece, bearing his signature on the label, that is truly one of the best Dominican Partagas available today.This limited edition, only 5,000 boxes will be released, is a must try before they disappear. 

         
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Partagas Spanish Rosado

 

Punch Punch Rare Corojo

 

Rocky Patel Renaissance

In developing the Partagas Spanish Rosado, Daniel Nunez searched for a rich taste that is not currently found in any other premium cigar. The search led Daniel to the San Agustin Valley in Honduras.Because of the uniqueness of the soil in the San Agustin Valley, the wrapper provides a spicy taste with hints of cinnamon that burns white, leaving a beautiful ash. A Connecticut Broadleaf binder with a blend of Dominican, Honduran and Mexican tobaccos combine to make this medium to full-bodied cigar a must-have for serious cigar smokers.

 

When Punch Rare Corojo was introduced in a limited edition some years ago, the taste and aroma of the cigars was so exceptional, all of the sold out very quickly.  Then in 2001, Villazon cigar master Frank Llaneza began producing in small quantities a new square pressed version of the cigar that was even more robust than the original.

Punch Rare Corojo cigars are made with dark Sumatra wrapper leaves that are grown in the mountains of Ecuador.  The filler is a rich blend of Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos.

 

Rocky Patel's Renaissance, with its silky Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, and blend of rare Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers is a spicy, rich and decadent cigar -  smooth, balanced and medium to full bodied. Initially released in 2008, the Renaissance is made at the El Paraiso factory in Danli, Honduras and is produced in limited quanities to maintain its high quality of construction and flavor.

         

  

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Tatuaje Havana VI Angeles

 

 
 

 

Another creation from Pete Johnson and Pepin Garcia, the Angeles is a Nicaraguan puro with a silky Corojo 99 wrapper produced in Pepin's Tabaclera Cubana factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

This gorgeous little corona with a dark red wrapper is a black cherry bomb loaded with spice and leather flavors. A strong complex cigar with a long finish that earns it high rankings.

 

 

 
         



* See each specific malt and cigar tasting note page for individual pairing recommendations.  Flavor bars on each page serve as a quick visual key to tasting.