Expert Picks: Big League Blends
Opening Day is here and there’s no better way to enjoy America’s greatest pastime then with a handful of premium cigars. Whether it’s reminiscing about The Bambino clenching down on stogie after stogie or gearing up for the warm weather to come, baseball and cigars have always made a great pair. To celebrate, our experts have selected some Big League Blends that are sure to keep you satisfied for all 9 innings!
A must-have in my humidor, a Nicaraguan wrapper drapes five-year-aged ligeros and barrel-aged Nicaraguan long-leaves. Offering subtle hints of coffee and earthiness, HC Series Gran Limitado will satisfy even the most complex of palates. Add this to your rotation today or keep it around as a special treat for guests!
This is one limited edition Gurkha that you want to get your hands on. With a deluge of various flavors, this medium-bodied blend offers some exotic spices up front with a mellow backbone of coffee, wood, and touch of natural sweetness. The double perfecto is easily my favorite vitola within the line and makes for a great mid-day indulgence.
This chunky robusto is rich and complex while remaining very balanced. There is a nice amount of sweetness and spice that lingers on the front of the palate, not to mention a one-of-a-kind flavor from its Honduran wrapper, unique Peruvian fillers, and filler leaf from the Pueblo Nuevo region of Nicaragua.
The latest release from the industry titan utilizes a Mexican San Andrés wrapper that is prized by many. Flor de San Andres is a perfectly balanced, medium-bodied blend with a rich espresso core and hints of spice and leather on the finish. Sugar skull or not, these cigars are truly a sweet deal.
Enclave uses an oily, Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper, binder leaf from Cameroon, and a delicious blend of Nicaraguan fillers. Hints of chocolate, cedar, cinnamon, and a creamy cashew note create one wonderful, medium to full-bodied blend. The finish adds a peppery kick to a premium that’s definitely worth adding to your collection.