By: Kelly Luciw
Welcome to another season of pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Everything from pumpkin picking festivities, pumpkin spice beverages, and seasonal pumpkin-inspired brews; we see it all. And every year, there’s always more. Have no fear cigar seeking, pumpkin spice evaders, while everyone is stocking up on seasonal trends and candies to give away, this October you can stock up on some satisfying premiums. With plenty of treats available for cigar enthusiasts and aficionados alike, you can endure another era of pumpkin spice madness by enjoying some cleverly themed premiums in the crisp October air.
Let’s dive right into the seasonal lunacy with Asylum Straight Jacket. This is one powerhouse blend that is a force to be reckoned with. From Christian Eiroa and Tom Lazuka, this all-Nicaraguan, full-bodied premium builds in intensity while exhibiting solid notes of earth, cocoa, coffee, and pepper. Not to mention this cigar comes packaged in a wooden box with an open space where you can see the fittingly-designed artwork of the bands—good enough to enjoy and show off.
Following the suit of madness is L’Atelier Surrogates from one of the most prolific cigar blenders in the industry, Pete Johnson. You can pick which treat you want with unique offerings by enjoying a variety of completely different blends including Animal Cracker and Animal Cracker 550. Choose from Crystal Baller or Tramp Stamp, which are medium to full-bodied and feature a Habano Ecuador wrapper while releasing spicy notes. Or you can opt for the Skull Breaker or Bone Crusher blends that are medium-bodied and draped with a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, delivering an array of sweet earth all the way to the nub.
Edgar Hoill O.S.O.K (One Shot One Kill) is a unique offering from Hollywood photographer, Edgar Hoill. O.S.O.K. refers to Hoill’s skills with the camera and his ability to capture what audiences have described as poignant, meaningful, and haunting shots. With O.S.O.K., Hoill shares his talents and teams up with Christian Eirora to create this mastermind blend. We find yet another full-bodied, all-Nicaraguan puro that is bold and full-flavored, crawling with complexity. Outstanding artwork on the bands as well as wooden boxes compliment this impressively delicious premium.
Completing the parade of October delights is The Jekyll, a limited edition release from Tatuaje, a brand that gains the attention of so many enthusiasts and aficionados alike through their hauntingly delicious Monster Series. Tatuaje Monster Series The Jekyll is based on none other than the character from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This Churchill vitola is filled with Nicaraguan long-fillers that are draped with a hybrid Ecuadorian Sancti Spiritus Criollo wrapper. A premium in its own right, this masterful, medium-bodied blend is perfectly balanced, delivering creaminess and notes of pepper that will have you coming back for more.
Even though we can’t stop the endless creations of pumpkin spice sprawled throughout October, we at CIGAR.com can provide you with top-notch premiums to stock up on while everyone else endures the pumpkin phase craze. There’s no tricks in this bag, check out these premium blends today, and treat yourself to some quality cigars that provide you with the bold and perfect flavors you come to expect along with the strength that will get you through the crisp October air.