Each month we pick ten great cigars to showcase in our Portland humidor. We put these cigars in a special display so they can be easily found. |
 

Punch Signature

Filler: Dominican Republic/Nicaragua
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Wrapper:  Ecuador Corojo

Right off the bat this cigar hits you in the face with a nice blast of cayenne pepper. After about an inch the pepper subsides a bit and some roasted almonds and woody notes take control with the pepper still there but sitting in the back seat. About halfway through some coffee and chocolaty notes start to take over bringing out some complexity in this cigar. Great draw and good even burn to go along with the amazing flavor profile makes this a wonderful smoke forthe cigar enthusiast.

Ashton VSG

Filler: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Sun Grown

This is a very full bodied cigar that brings a blast of pepper upon first lighting. The pepper subsides about a third into it and brings out more coffee, chocolaty, and nuttiness. While the pepper cuts back it is still noticeable throughout the whole smoke. Great even burn and perfect draw makes this a delightful smoke.

Vega Fina Summum

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian
Binder: Dominican
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

This cigar starts out with some sweet woody notes. Some nuttiness and earthy notes follow along right behind them. There is very little spice on the finish that adds a nice flavor boost. Great draw and good even burn to finish off this beautiful cigar.

Romeo Y Julieta Anjejo

Filler: Nicaraguan/Honduran 2009 Vintage
Binder: Dominican Olor 2008 Vintage
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010

Heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”? Same goes with a cigar wrapper color. This may look like a power house of a cigar, but it is very mellow indeed. This cigar starts out with some smooth creamy notes of cocoa and coffee beans that puts out a delightful aroma in the air.

Gran Habano Shaggy

Filler: Nicaraguan/Panama
Binder: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

If your looking for a nice cedar/woody flavored cigar, look no further the Shaggy is here! This medium bodied stick is full of woody notes from start to finish. A little spice to complement the rest of the body adds a nice kick to the finish.

Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Connecticut

Filler: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

The initial draw on this beautifully crafted stick brings out a very creamy caramel and cedar flavors. Those notes stay with the cigar for most of its life with some noticeable black pepper spice through the nose. Very smooth all the way till the end and great flavor from start to finish.

Monte by Montecristo Jacopo #2

Filler: Dominican
Binder: Dominican Olor/Nicaraguan Corojo
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

This medium bodied cigar is definitely full in flavor. Right away lots of leather, earth, and cinnamon notes take charge. There is a little spice through the nose that isn’t as noticeable on the palate but brings out a nice kick. Great draw and good even burn to complement the flavors make this a cigar worth trying.

Tatuaje Black Corona

Filler: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

The initial draw from this cigar brings out lots of black pepper and cocoa notes. Subtle leathery and woody notes start to occur around the halfway point. The finish brings more cocoa and spice as woody notes subside. Full bodied and full in flavor for the cigar aficionado looking for a powerhouse cigar.

Alec Bradley Coyol

Filler: Nicaraguan/ Honduran Trojes
Binder: Nicaraguan/Honduran Trojes
Wrapper: Honduran Trojes

This medium-full bodied cigar packs a punch on the initial light. It starts off with lots of black pepper and woody notes. The pepper subsides after about an inch and more earthy and woody notes start to dominate the flavor.

Diamond Crown Julius Caesar

Filler: Caribbean Basin
Binder: Dominican
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Havana

This cigar is loaded with tons of flavor! Lots of cedar, wood, nuts, and leather dominate the flavors with a mild sweetness and some red pepper spice to accompany the finish. Definitely full in flavor with a medium body. Great draw and burn every time make this one worth trying.

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