Football & Cigars

Football & Cigars

Football season is upon us and it’s a great time to enjoy tailgates, barbeque, craft brews, and premium cigars. El Cigar Shop is ready to recommend the best premium cigars for Game Day. 

Football season is upon us and it’s a great time to enjoy tailgates, barbeque, craft brews, and premium cigars. El Cigar Shop is ready to recommend the best premium cigars for Game Day. 


Football and Cigars

“Iron“ Mike Ditka is perhaps one of the most legendary players and coaches in NFL history. He is the only Super Bowl-winning coach to have also scored a touchdown in a Super Bowl. Ditka is a self-proclaimed cigar smoker. His smoke of choice? His own, of course – the Mike Ditka- his signature collection by Camacho. A great and affordable alternative is Wynwood Hills Mayhem.


Christian Eiroa, formerly of Camacho fame, has returned with a passion, unleashing his new lineup of Eiroa handmade cigars. This cigar highlights an outstanding Corojo wrapper from the famous Eiroa Tobacco farm in Honduras. The binder and filler tobaccos also feature perfectly aged Honduran leaves. Experience a balanced, creamy complexity that this top-shelf, medium-bodied cigar provides with each and every puff.


Undercrown Maduro Flying Pig by master blender Willy Herrera and Drew Estate is considered the blue-collar Liga Privada 9.  Undercrown Maduro Flying Pig incorporates the same rare tobaccos from Brazil and Nicaragua as Drew Estate’s Liga Privada but from different primings and vintages. These are all encased in a dark brown Maduro wrapper from San Andres, Mexico. The wrapper lends a spiciness while the tobacco blend brings forward flavors of espresso and cashews. You might notice that the lion emblem on the Undercrown’s band resembles the Detroit Lions‘ logo. 


Dick Butkus, of Chicago Bears fame, is one of the most feared linebackers of all time. He has a strong affinity towards cigars from CAO. The CAO GOL! is the Robusto size of their Brazilia line, made in Nicaragua. The full-bodied cigar is dark and rich with notes of spice and earth, along with a luxurious, spicier finish. 


Mean Joe Green, the four-time Super Bowl Champion, prefers a La Gloria Cubana, saying “I like to begin my day with a cigar. It’s unbelievable how relaxing this is, how it gets me ready for the day.” La Gloria Cubana Coleccion Reserva Presidente is a medium-bodied large Churchill providing a deep peppery core, balanced with earth, leather, nuts, and caramel. 


For the Eagles fan, there is no better way to watch the game then with the 93+ rated Ashton Symmetry.  Ashton Cigars were founded in Philadelphia by Robert Levin in 1985. Ashton Symmetry has sharp notes of spice and oak with savory leather and fig. Lighting up an Ashton Symmetry is the perfect way to cheer your team on from the comfort of home. (So as to avoid those crazy Eagles fans at the stadium!) Lol.


A smoky rich cigar after your beer and brats is a great finale. Kentucky Fire Cured by Drew Estate uses American fire-cured tobaccos from Virginia and Kentucky that is cured over hickory, maple, and oak logs for a rich smoky flavor. A truly unique cigar that will stand out at any tailgate!


Last Call Maduro is a small batch creation by AJ Fernandez. The intention was to supply his friends a “last call” cigar to enjoy at his football viewing parties during the fourth quarter of late-night NFL games. Last Call Maduro has a deep, complex flavor profile providing a medium to full-bodied smoke. The thick smoke on the palate has notes of maple, hickory, molasses, and chocolate. Many a football fan has exclaimed “Thank you, AJ!” after polishing off one of these gems at the end of an exciting game.


Super Bowl LIV is being held on February 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens. A fitting cigar for your Super Bowl party would be a La Palina Miami Babe. This cigar is handcrafted at the renowned El Titan de Bronze in Little Havana, Miami. The Miami Babe has a beautiful Ecuadoran Corojo ’98 wrapper enclosing Nicaraguan long-fillers and an Ecuadoran Habano binder. This fabulous and hard to find smoke from La Palina is medium-bodied with robust flavors of nuts, coffee, and spices.


Enjoy these and buy cigars online from El Cigar Shop at incredibly low prices!

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