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11 Cigars for Fall

Whether we want to admit it or not, summer is in our rearview mirror, and just as we had some summertime smokes to recommend for you, we’ve got you covered as leaves start to fall and temperatures start to drop.  We can’t cover everything about these smokes, but we’ll get you the basics and offer some recommendations for beverage pairings.

Mild-Medium

For those who just want a light smoke during this season...

Ashton Aged Maduro

  • Tastes like: molasses, black pepper, dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler and Connecticut wrapper
  • Smoke with: bourbon, port, rum, hot chocolate

Acid Yellow Cold Infusion

  • Tastes like: peach, pine, ginger
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler and Connecticut wrapper
  • Smoke with: sweet tea or whiskey

Medium

Perfectly acceptable over a long weekday lunch...

Arturo Fuente Hemingway

  • Tastes like: cinnamon, cedar, nuts, baking spices
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler and Cameroon wrapper
  • Smoke with: bourbon, cognac, hot tea, coffee

Rocky Patel Grand Reserve

  • Tastes like: dried fruit, chocolate, bitter tea, wood, leather, nuts
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler and a mystery wrapper (trade secret)
  • Smoke with: espresso, apricot juice, aged grappa

San Cristobal El Principe

  • Tastes like: coffee grounds, bay leaf, grapefruit zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate
  • Made with: Cuban binder/filler/wrapper
  • Smoke with: rum, latte, earl grey tea

Medium-Full

These sticks offer an excellent finish to a hearty meal...

La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

  • Tastes like: almonds, cashews, cedar, spices
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler and Ecuadorian wrapper
  • Smoke with: cocktails and spirits

Oliva Master Blends 3

  • Tastes like: dark chocolate, coffee beans, leather, brown sugar
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler and Connecticut wrapper
  • Smoke with: whiskey or port

Flor de las Antillas

  • Tastes like: cedar, cayenne pepper, nuts, cocoa
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler and wrapper
  • Smoke with: whiskey or a pumpkin spice latte (seriously!)

Full

For serious smokers only: these should only be enjoyed if you no longer need to be productive that day...

Padron Anniversario Serie 1926

  • Tastes like: coffee, pepper, earth, cinnamon, cedar, spices
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler/wrapper
  • Smoke with: rum

San Cristobal

  • Tastes like: black pepper, espresso beans, black cherries, earth
  • Made with: Dominican binder/filler and Ecuadorian wrapper
  • Smoke with: a peaty scotch like Laphroiag

Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli

  • Tastes like: pepper, earth, cream, cashews, currants
  • Made with: Blended Honduran/Dominican binder/filler/wrapper
  • Smoke with: Old World Reds

Do you have a stick in your humidor you would have added to this list?  Share with us in the comments!

Ben Davis

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A serial entrepreneur, Ben Davis is founder of The Gents Place and a leading investor in gentlemen's refinement and confidence.

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