The Best Cigars to Smoke for the New Years
With 2019 coming to a close, and 2020 is quickly approaching. Many aficionados are thinking of what would be the best Cuban Cigars to end the year. With the countless brands and vitolas, it can be hard to find that right cigar to smoke. But whatever smoke you choose, it’s sure to be a cherished moment that allows you to reminisce all the achievements you’ve had in the past year. So, without further ado, these are our top 5 recommendations for the New Year.
COHIBA BEHIKE 52
You cannot go wrong with smoking a Cohiba Behike 52 for New Year’s. Handcrafted at the acclaimed El Laguito factory in Cuba, this cigar has been constructed by only the most skilled torcedores, ensuring that the wrapping is truly impeccable. It is constructed within the highly sought after Laguito no. 4 vitola with a 52 ring-gauge, and we have to say, every stick looks gorgeous. On top of that, it provides one of the best-tasting smoking experience in the industry. The master blenders who made this cigar, incorporated the rare ‘medio tiempo leaf’ to add extra complexity to it. Coffee, cream and earthy - the Behike 52 is great to smoke just before the new year hits, perhaps with a glass of the finest scotch whiskey on the side.
COHIBA ROBUSTO RESERVA COSECHA 2014
For the aficionado that’s looking for something exclusive and rare, the Cohiba Robusto Reserva Cosecha 2014 is the absolute showstopper to have on New Year’s Eve. Wrapped with two bands, this cigar was made and sourced with the utmost quality. The tobacco leaves used is genuinely the ‘cream of the crop’ from the Pinar del Rio plantations in Cuba, and are aged for up to 3 years. The leaves are grown on nutrient-rich soil that provides the best flavours for the cigar. You can expect full, complex flavours from a few puffs of this bad boy.
MONTECRISTO NO. 1 VINTAGE COLECCION
A vintage Montecristo encased in a stunning china jar? How could you complain? In the Montecristo No. 1 Vintage Coleccion, there are 19 cigars inside for you and your loved ones to share this New Year’s Eve. With each stick featuring a Lonsdale vitola and a 165mm by 42 ring-gauge, you will pleasantly surprised by the full and complex flavours of the Montecristo No. 1. Not only this cigar tastes terrific, but the jar it comes makes a beautiful centrepiece or decoration for the celebration. The jar is made out of bone china and is adorned with white and blue illustrations, and did you know; there was only 5,000 in production? Make this vintage collection jar your smoke of the year.
TRINIDAD LA TROVA
The Trinidad la Trova LCDH is known to be one of the most sought-after La Casa Del Habano cigars, and actually, it’s one of the most expensive for good reasons. This cigar is handcrafted with the finest tobacco from the Pinar del Rio region in Cuba - the best land in the world to grow high-quality tobacco. This cigar is meticulously rolled to ensure that even the most demanding aficionados will be satisfied. As you smoke through this cigar, you will find that the draw is excellent thanks to the perfect wrapping, but also, you will find gorgeous notes of spice, earth and hay.
Whatever cigar you choose to smoke, we hope you have a fantastic New Year. For more interesting blog posts about all-things Cuban cigars, then have a look at our Cuban Cigar Blog:
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