Every year, as we approach the end of December, we know that Santa is not coming empty handed. In his wake we will get the list of the cigar aficionado Best Cigar of the Year winners. This year the best cigar from Nicaragua is the one and only Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro. Last year it was the My Father Le Bijou and the year before it was Oliva V Melanio. NOW, you can get all these plus the winners from the two previous years in one great package: The Cigar Aficionado Best of The Year Cigar Sampler includes these top cigars for you to try and compare at a great discount.
Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado (6 1/2 x 52) One look at the sharply pressed corners and carefully curved head and foot of the Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado tells you this is no ordinary cigar. The Nicaraguan smoke represents the pinnacle of achievement for Oliva Cigar Co. The Oliva Cigar story began in the late 1800s, when Melanio Oliva started growing cigar tobacco in Cuba. His heirs carried on the family tradition in the fields, but it was his grandson Gilberto Oliva Sr. who began making cigars.
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Fuerte Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52) The NEW Sun Grown Fuerte from Rocky Patel is filled to the rim with all the spicy creamy flavors that Rocky became so famous for. This super-power version of Rocky’s best-seller Sun Grown is made in Honduras with a full flavored blend of Brazilian, Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos, all married together via Nicaraguan binder and Ecuador wrapper. The cigar comes in four sizes in the classic Sun Grown box of 20 count wearing the double band in gold and red colors.
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro Robusto (5 x 50) Cigar Aficionado said, "More than 10 years ago Rocky Patel put out a line called the Rocky Patel Sun Grown. Since then, it’s become one of his staple brands, but it wasn’t until last year that he decided to create a maduro version. This new interpretation was dubbed the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro, and the Robusto is a great representation of the full-bodied blends coming out of Nicaragua today.
Alec Bradley Vice Press 6T2 (6 1/2 x 62) The Alec Bradley Vice Press cigar combines BIG and BOLD with the elegance of a box pressed cigar. The medium bodied blend is made of a diverse combination, using tobacco from the finest growing regions of Central America (Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico). It is complex in flavor, aroma, and oily and rich in exotic fruits flavors. Vice Press is packed in humidor style boxes of 20 cigars with cedar trays, it is a great complement to the Alec Bradley impressive selection and a must try for any cigar lover.
My Father Le Bijou 1922 Toro (6 x 52) French for "the Jewel", Le Bijou is a rich, full-bodied release from Pepin Garcia and surely will not disappoint. My Father 1922 Le Bijou cigars are handmade in Nicaragua. Featuring an Ecuadorian-grown Habano Oscuro wrapper and a potent mix of Nicaraguan long-fillers, Le Bijou 1922 exudes a robust array of flavors delivered in a remarkably agreeable fashion. Three caps are applied to the head of this cigar in true Cuban fashion. Complex, rewarding and pleasurable - Pepin’s new gem. The cigars have an all-Nicaraguan long filler blend that has been patiently aged to perfection, bringing an exceedingly elegant smoke to the palate. Le Bijou lives up to its billing!
Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado 6 1/2 x 52
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Fuerte Torpedo 6 1/2 x 52
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro Robusto 5 x 50
Alec Bradley Vice Press 6T2 6 1/2 x 62
My Father Le Bijou 1922 Toro 6 x 52