Summer is upon us with beautiful warm weather, long holiday weekends, cookouts, and vacations. There’s no better time to stock up on summer-worthy cigars. El Cigar Shop proudly offers cigars made in America, among other nations.
El Cigar’s selection of cigars, arriving regularly in store and online, are at a fraction of the cost of their nationally quoted prices and hand-picked by our tobacconist for exceptional quality and value. That means you can be confident you are getting the best cigars at the best prices. These sticks are my favorite to smoke by the water with a drink in hand. Enjoy!
Summer Cigar Recommendations
The Bellas Artes Toro by AJ Fernandez has a hybrid wrapper comprised of three distinct types of tobacco: a true U.S. Connecticut Shade, Corojo 99, and Havana 2000. AJ calls it a hybrid Rojita U.S Connecticut wrapper. It also includes a rare Nicaraguan binder from the small mountainous region from Quilali. On the palate, the Spanish box-pressed cigar expresses notes of cream, pepper, cinnamon, and orange.
Of all of the high-end cigars coming from Tabacalera My Father, their flagship “My Father” line is my favorite. This cigar will kick your ass in the nicotine department for sure, however, unlike many full-bodied, strong cigars, it’s far from one dimensional. There’s a wide array of flavors and spices to compliment the strength of this smoke. Impress your father-in-law on Father’s Day by presenting him with this premium offering from My Father.
Brick House Double Connecticut hoists the red, white and blue colors proudly this Fourth of July. This Brick House showcases a double-serving of US-Shade grown Connecticut tobaccos including the wrapper and binder with Nicaraguan long-fillers. The blend has a great aroma along with toasty flavors of leather, coffee, cocoa, hay, nuts, and sweet cedar. The attractive and silky Connecticut wrapped cigar sports a secondary band with a “stars and stripes" graphic. With an affordable price tag and presented in boxes of 25, Brick House Double Connecticut cigars are great for sharing at graduation parties and other festive celebrations this summer.
An everyday version of the immensely popular Goldie, La Palina Illumination Lancero (7.5 x 38) is also rolled at the legendary El Titan de Bronze factory in Miami. The Illumination features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper encasing a blend of binder and long-fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The result is a well-balanced, medium-bodied cigar with indulgent notes of wood, toasted nuts, sweet caramel, pepper, and citrus. With its ornate red, blue and bronze band, La Palina Illumination is a wonderful cigar for your Fourth of July barbecue.
Alec Bradley Post Embargo is a combination of prime longleaf fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras tucked inside a Honduran wrapper. The tempting medium-full bodied cigar has notes of spice, nuts, cedar, milk chocolate, and earth with a clean finish. The band of the Post Embargo has two shields emblazoned with Cuban and American flags, with a background of a sunburst. This cigar is great for all occasions but especially on a nice relaxing night with friends.
ACID Blondie Connecticut is the bestselling ACID Blue line cigar from Drew Estate. The infused petit corona cigars are pleasantly sweet and aromatic with herbs and botanical spices. The smoke is rich with notes of cream and honey, along with citrus tones. For those seeking a quick flavor fix, ACID Blondie is the perfect cigar. The mellow honey and citrus flavors make ACID Blondie the perfect chill-out cigar.
The mild to medium-bodied Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut is the essence of a summer cigar. A unique 2008 Shade golden blonde wrapper from the fertile Connecticut River Valley is suited with Nicaraguan binder and a meticulous blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian fillers. The result is a cigar with notes of berry, white chocolate and sunny citrus with a rich, smooth creaminess. In the Double Corona size, Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut is the ultimate cigar for a long, lazy day at the beach.