Expert Picks: Gilded Gifts
Dad has been there for you through thick and thin, he's worked hard, and Father's Day is his time to kick back, relax, and maybe enjoy a cigar or two. Showing dad that you're thinking of him doesn't mean buying a necktie that he may never wear. Instead, make sure he can enjoy some premium handmade cigars that have been hand selected by our experts in honor of Father's Day. These beauties will pair well with all of his favorite things: baseball, great weather, and his beverage of choice.
This is Rocky Patel's aptly dubbed Cri-ojo, a unique hybrid wrapper leaf featuring a mix of both Criollo and Corojo seed offering a one-of-a-kind experience. I never thought such a balanced, medium-bodied cigar could pack so much flavor from an earthy spice up front to a touch of natural sweetness on the finish.
Graycliff is one of the highest quality cigars on the market and the Profesionale line is no exception. Fillers from four countries are wrapped in an Ecuadorian Sumatra Intermedio leaf. The overall experience is smooth with tasting notes of leather, earth, cedar, and hints of spice.
From the hit television series, Empire, comes Lucious Lyon! This cigar is a classic Connecticut-wrapped gem with an expertly detailed mixture of Dominican, Honduran, Mexican, and Nicaraguan long-leaf fillers. This handmade is gentle, smooth, and mellow.
Made by AJ Fernandez, this cigar is a box-pressed, full-bodied beauty! The Habano Ecuadorian Sun Grown Ligero wrapper appears marbled and smooth. This cigar offers notes of pepper, balanced with earthiness and coffee. It was a fantastic cigar that I would recommend to any enthusiast who prefers a full-bodied experience.
This 90+ rated CAO is a one-of-a-kind blend packed with Italian, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian long-fillers. It's wrapped with a dark chocolate, oily Habano leaf. This first draw surprised me when strong notes of pepper hit my palate, but then opened up with dark chocolate, earth, peat, leather, and spice. All of these flavors melded together beautifully.