Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro</br></br> SIZE: 6.5×52</br> FLAVOR: Complex and well-balanced notes of coffee, dark chocolate, sweet spice and caramel</br> PRICE: $9.50
Payne Mason Reserva Selecta Torpedo Barber</br></br> SIZE: 6×50</br> FLAVOR: Deep caramel and cedar</br> PRICE: $20
Cohiba Edicion Limitada 2004 Sublime</br></br> SIZE: 6.5×54</br> FLAVOR: Earthiness and sweet cedar along with hints of cocoa and roasted coffee bean</BR> PRICE: N/A (currently only direct purchases in Cuba)
Davidoff Escurio</BR></BR> SIZE: 5.5×58</BR> FLAVOR: Light vanilla cream, toast, cinnamon, leather, nutmeg and cedar with a dash of spice</BR> PRICE: $17.50
My Father Le Bijou 1922</BR></BR> SIZE: 6.12×52</BR> FLAVOR: Rich, with a sweet, chocolaty smoke tinged with leather</BR> PRICE: $11.50
Padrón Dámaso</BR></BR> SIZE: 5.5×46</BR> FLAVOR: Citrus and gingerbread</BR> PRICE: $17.50
Macanudo Estate Reserve 2015</BR></BR> SIZE: 5×50</BR> FLAVOR: Mild, woodsy</BR> PRICE: $17.00
Espada by Montecristo Estoque</BR></BR> SIZE: 6×50</BR> FLAVOR: Pungent mustard seed, floral</BR> PRICE: $14.50
PDR A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada</BR></BR> SIZE: 5×52</BR> FLAVOR: Nuts, aromatic cedar and caramel</BR> PRICE: $9.80
Oliva Master Blends 3</BR></BR> SIZE: 7×50</br> FLAVOR: Sweet smoky spice and earthy wood</br> PRICE: $12.70
Life is demanding. It can be a grind getting from Point A to Point B in our busy, chaotic world. Before we know it, days, weeks and even years can get behind us. We must remember that we have a choice in how we go through life, and few things are as important as stopping to enjoy small pleasures, like some of the best cigars on the planet.
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Fine cigars are small pleasures that are growing in popularity. And I’m not talking about those 25-cent cigars that could fumigate a barn. We are talking about well-made, handcrafted sticks designed to allow you to enjoy a quiet moment of flavor and peace.
The world of cigars can be a bit intimidating to the uninitiated, so in the gallery above, we’ve put together a completely biased list of the 10 best cigars you can buy right now.
Smoking a cigar is designed to be a pleasurable break from the hectic nature of life. Do not be tempted to cut corners or rush the experience. A good cigar reminds us that life is supposed to be lived and not rushed through. Remember, everyone has ultimately the same destiny. We might as well take some time and enjoy the ride.
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For more information about the “best cigars” featured in the gallery, check out the following sites.
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro
Payne Mason Reserva Selecta Torpedo Barber
Cohiba Edicion Limitada 2004 Sublime
(only direct purchases in Cuba)
My Father Le Bijou 1922
Macanudo Estate Reserve 2015
Espada by Montecristo Estoque
PDR A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada
Oliva Master Blends 3
This article was originally published in ‘Ballistic’ Summer 2017. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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