Spring Cigar Picks

Spring Cigar Picks

Spring is right around the corner and soon cigar enthusiasts will be spending more time outside. And what better way to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities than a spring-inspired cigar? Here are my picks for Spring 2019.

You have spent the last four months hibernating and are now craving an escape. You need to golf, walk, hike, and bike. Spring is right around the corner and soon cigar enthusiasts will be spending more time outside. And what better way to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities than a spring-inspired cigar? Here are my picks for Spring 2019.


#1. Undercrown Shade Coronets by Drew Estate is a combination of Dominican Criollo '98 Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo fillers, a Sumatran binder, and flavorful, yet mellow Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper. Those who prefer a milder smoke will appreciate the notes of honey, cream, nuts, and a touch of spice. Undercrown Shade Coronets come in a 10 count tin and are a great, tasty morning cigar.


#2. Spring forward with a classic, yet modern, Hoya de Monterrey cigar.  Blended by A.J. Fernandez and hand rolled at his factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, Hoyo La Amistad Black features a dark, oily Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper bunched with Nicaraguan long-fillers. A great after-dinner cigar, La Amistad Black is full-bodied with spicy notes of cayenne and black pepper, and tinges of cinnamon and leather.


#3. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and in the cigar industry, the ‘70s Joya de Nicaragua was considered one of the first and finest Nicaraguan cigars in the world. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Gran Consul pays tribute to that era with a mighty blend of black Nicaraguan tobaccos bestowed in a dark Rosado Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper. Peppery, earthy, and woodsy notes highlight this cigar. Spend a day enjoying nature with a Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970.


#4. Montecristo White Vintage utilizes a shade leaf grown in the Connecticut River Valley and a mild blend of premium tobaccos offering aromatic and captivating notes of vanilla, espresso hazelnut, and cream accentuated with a delightful light spice.  Montecristo White Vintage is a sophisticated, subtly sweet smoking experience. Perfect for most any enthusiast on a beautiful Spring day.


#5. With its flowery name, Flor de las Antilles by My Father Cigars is the ideal warm weather cigar. The Maduro “Flower of the Antilles” is a medium to full-bodied blend of Nicaraguan filler and binder and is well-balanced with an Ecuadorian Sun Grown Maduro wrapper.  Classic Don Pepín spice and hints of cocoa, cedar and espresso shower this beautiful box pressed premium cigar.


#6. Bellas Artes by AJ Fernandez uses a hybrid Rojita wrapper leaf with three types of tobacco:  A hybrid U.S. Connecticut Shade, Corojo 99 and Havana 2000. It also sports a Havana ’92 binder from the small mountainous region of Quilalí in Nicaragua along with premium fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras, and Brazil. The Spanish box-pressed Bellas Artes is medium to full-bodied with delicious notes of sweet cream, cedar, white pepper, cinnamon, and orange citrus. Bella Artes is a delightful cigar most any time of year.


#7. Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story features an oily, rare Cameroon wrapper and select Dominican filler tobaccos and binder precisely chosen by Carlos Fuente, Jr. The Hemingway is a medium to full-bodied blend with deep rich flavors of sweet citrus, and spicy cedar with a crisp finish on the palate. Hemingway Short Story is a small Figurado; perfect for short walks. A true classic in the cigar world!


#8. Padrón cigars are the “Triple Crown Winner” having been named “Cigar of the Year” three times by Cigar Aficionado Magazine. They almost did it for a fourth time with the Padrón Serie 1926 No. 2 Belicoso (#2 cigar of 2017) This smoke is a marriage of astounding 5-year-old Nicaraguan tobaccos creating a sweet profile of bold tobacco and wood, along with a long black tea finish. Place your bet because right out of the gate, Padrón Serie 1926 No. 2 is a guaranteed winner.


Spring is the reawakening of life and your cigar should match that attitude. Find these and more inspiring selections and buy cigars online at incredible prices El Cigar Shop.

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