When your humidor is the largest in Portland and the largest in the Pacific Northwest (1,200 square feet of cigars!), sometimes new cigars and new lines get lost. This month's top ten cigars focus on newer cigars in our humidor. Some are brand new (just arrived this week!) and others are new in that they've been in the humidor for a couple of months now.
Perdomo Habano Corojo
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cuban Seed Corojo
The Perdomo Habano Corojo is a medium bodied cigar full of flavor. The main notes right from the get go are cocoa, earth, and cedar with a fair amount of black pepper spice on the finish.
Alec Bradley Sanctum
Filler: Columbian, Nicaraguan, and Honduran||
Binder: Costa Rican
Wrapper: Honduran Corojo
The Alec Bradley Sanctum starts off with a hint of spice and strong woody and earthy notes. The second third bring out more woody and earthiness with the pepper building up slightly. The finish is long, smooth, and flavorful.
Vega Fina Nicaraguan
The Vega Fina Nicaragua brings out rich creamy flavors of sweet earth, wood, and coffee with a nice cocoa note on the finish. Don’t expect a lot of spice on this Nicaraguan beauty.
Wrapper: Dominican Habano
The Swag Black is a full bodied cigar with tons of cocoa, cedar, and leather notes with a strong red pepper blast on the finish.
Camacho Barrel Aged
Filler: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, Barrel Aged Corojo
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
The Camacho Barrel Aged cigar is unique in the fact that the Corojo wrapper is aged for six years to bring out a nice full flavor, and then another five months in bourbon barrels to give it a nice seasoned taste. Rich full flavors of wood, cocoa, nuts, and leather make up most of the profile but the strength picks up after you pass the halfway mark.
Alec Bradley Tempus Natural
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
This cigar is going to give you a smooth creamy cocoa flavor right from the first light. Around the halfway mark some spice makes itself present. Towards the end of the cigar some sweetness started to replace the spice for a nice long flavorful finish.
My Father La Antiguedad
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
The My Father La Antiguedad is a full bodied, full flavored cigar loaded with chocolate, coffee, and earth with a mild cinnamon spice on the finish. This beauty is the second generation to the #1 cigar of the year in 2012 the My Father Flor De Las Antillas.
Drew Estate Nirvana
Binder: Mexican San Andreas
The Nirvana is a medium bodied cigar with tons of flavor. The first half brings out nice sweet cedar and woody notes. As you pass the halfway mark the sweetness turns to a nice mild red pepper spice and the cedar notes turn to cocoa goodness for a smooth flavorful finish.
Filler: Nicaraguan/ Dominican
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
This medium-full bodied cigar packs a punch on the initial light. It starts off with lots of strong black pepper and woody notes. The pepper subsides after about an inch and more earthy and woody notes start to dominate the flavor. As you near the finish some cocoa notes present themselves.
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican, US Broadleaf, and Mexican San Andres
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatran
Wrapper: Connecticut Habano Rosado
This cigar is loaded with tons of flavor! Lots of woody notes with hints of dried fruit and bread take the lead from the initial draw. The same flavors dominate for most of the cigar with the finish bringing some creamy cedar and earth notes.
All of our July Top Ten cigars can be found on the Top Ten Cigars display in our Portland humidor.