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Expert Picks: Christmas Lights

Light up some premiums this Christmas. Each issue our expert tobacconists here at CIGAR.com hand select cigars to create these top-notch samplers to be had at hefty discounts. This time around, there’s no shortage of holiday spirit as seen by the festive red or green bands on each selection. But it’s what is underneath that’s truly special. What you get is a superb variety of blends from big name brands like CAO, Romeo, Punch, and more. Featuring everything from mellow to full-bodied, these Christmas Lights are sure to please. These 5, 10, or 15-count samplers feature our expert’s recommendations. Each sampler contains: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 Consul, CAO Brazilia Gol!, Romeo y Julieta 1875 Bully Belicoso, Punch Rare Corojo Magnum, and Ramón Bueso Genesis Habano Robusto.

Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970

You can taste the rich Nicaraguan history in this full-bodied beauty from Estelí’s first cigar manufacturer. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970 is a superb Nicaraguan puro featuring a dark and oily Criollo wrapper. It is deep and earthy with notes of roasted nuts and spice. This cigar is perfect to savor on a cold winter’s night drinking spiced eggnog.
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CAO Brazilia

This classic has introduced so many to Brazilian tobacco, including myself. A top-seller within CAO’s illustrious ‘world cigar’ lineup, CAO Brazilia is a bold, full-bodied blend featuring a dark and lustrous wrapper and perfectly aged Nicaragua fillers. Rich notes of chocolate and spice are pleasant with a slight sweetness on the finish that marry together perfectly throughout.
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Romeo y Julieta 1875

The original Dominican Romeo, the 1875 Bully performs like a true tobacco “cafe con leche” as nuances of coffee bean and sweet cream give way perfectly to its subtle sugarcane finish, creating a modern day classic. This best-seller is also a regular in my personal humidor. Mellow enough for the masses yet possessed with a surprising WOW factor.
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Punch Rare Corojo (2017)

Punch Rare Corojo delivers a punch right to the taste buds. Featuring a unique blend using an Ecuadorian grown Sumatra wrapper with long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican, Punch Rare Corojo offers a unique touch of sweetness along with leather and earthy wood tones that is very Cubanesque. Beware, this sampler may cause you to buy a whole box!
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Ramon Bueso Genesis Habano

Genesis makes for a great cigar to enjoy this holiday season. At first glance, you’ll notice a beautiful Ecuadorian Habano wrapper encasing a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan long-fillers. Full-bodied to the core, this premium offers flavors of black pepper and leather with some earthy tones. If you are looking for a cigar to keep you warm during the winter months then look no further.
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