Each month, we highlight ten of our top cigars in our Portland cigar humidor. To make them easy to find, we put them on their own display, and you should be able to see it as soon as you walk in. Just look for the "Top Ten Cigars" sign!
If you get distracted in our humidor, don't worry! Many people are overwhelmed by the variety of cigars we carry. We're told it is like walking into a candy store (but instead of candy, you get a full service cigar store with its own private cigar and pipe smoking lounge!).
This month's featured cigars highlight classics, old favorites, and some cigars that are new in our cigar shop!
Our Top Ten Portland Cigars for April
A. Flores Series Privada Habano
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano / Dominican Corojo
This box pressed stick features a very soft and supple oily smooth tan wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a light pack, what appears to be a quintuple cap and a rich cedar aroma. First light reveals a slightly snug draw with good smoke output, showing flavors of a smooth creamy textured sweet wood and tobacco with a pepper zing showing at the end of the long finish. The first third changes very little from the first light, just opening up the draw a bit. It burns very slowly, only moving an inch in the first 20 minutes. 50 minutes in at the 1/2 way point the ash is still holding on, construction is flawless and flavors remain exactly the same with no strength, just medium-full body.
Wrapper: Honduran Corojo
Binder: Honduran Corojo
Filler: Honduran Corojo
Upon lighting, this cigar starts off with hints of pepper and cocoa that hit the palate almost immediately. About a third into it the pepper really kicks in and is accompanied by leather, cedar, and chocolaty notes. As you creep up on the final third the pepper subsides quite a bit bringing out the rich creamy flavors with very little bite. Enjoy a great draw and good even burn on these beauties that brings out thick milky smoke with a smooth finish.
El Centurion H2K
This box pressed beauty is full of cedar and earthy notes with a mild white pepper spice on the retrohale.
Liga Privada #9
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
This is a very full bodied cigar that picks up in strength as you smoke it. Full of coffee and cocoa notes with a leathery and spicy finish.
Macanudo Hyde Park
Always smooth, always mild, with a flavor profile smacking of vanilla, bread and sweet spice. A perfect morning smoke and a perfect starter cigar.
Wrapper: Kentucky and Virginia fire cured
Kentucky Fire Cured is not something new to the world of tobacco, as it has been grown for over 200 years. Easily compared to the smokey taste attributed to a peaty scotch, the KFC picks up nuances of the roasted hickory, oak or maple wood that makes you say ‘Damn, that’s tasty’!
La Aurora Untamed
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
This cigar is full of unsweetened cocoa notes, earthiness, and black pepper spice that picks up strength as you smoke.
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran
The Gispert is a very mild cigar. Perfect for the first smoke of the day, or first smoke ever! Look forward to some smooth woody notes with a nice mild earthy tone to finish it off.
My Father Flor de las Antillas
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Starting off with hints of cocoa and spice, this cigar picks up in flavor the whole time you’re smoking it.
Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
Expect a wide variety of flavors including wood, nuts, leather and earth. It gains strength as it smokes.
Be sure to stop in this month to pick up your cigars and maybe find a new favorite!
On April 16th, we'll be hosting a Perdomo cigar event with deals, specials, and free BBQ!