Expert Picks: Must-Have Maduros

Now that we've gotten through the Habano Heat Wave, it's time for us to seek those Must-Have Maduros. Our experts have entered the dark side with this lineup of rich, robust handmades that are pure palate pleasers from brands like Rocky Patel, J.C. Newman, and more! With top-notch variety in this pick, we're sure you'll clamor for more. Now, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and be in-the-know with these Maduro must-haves!

E.P. Carrillo La Historia

Before I get carried away, let's admire the premium at hand: A San Andrés wrapper, Ecuador Sumatra binder, and long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican. As for the flavors, prepare your palate for a rich, satisfying experience filled with notes of black cherry, coffee, cocoa, and hints of spice—this is one for the books!
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Rocky Patel Twentieth Maduro

Rocky Patel Twentieth Maduro will have you loving Maduro all over again. Sporting a rich wrapper from the esteemed Jamastran Valley, you'll find an exceptional blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos in this medium to full-bodied cigar. Flavors of cedar, chocolate, and a natural sweetness are abound—be ready for this smooth operator! 
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Drew Estate Nica Rustica

Drew Estate wins my heart again with another full-bodied blend. Nica Rustica comes on strong as a Nicaraguan puro hugged in a Connecticut Broadleaf, bringing in notes of earth, spice, and coffee that builds throughout. Rough but refined, Drew Estate Nica Rustica is never a tough decision when it comes to enjoying a great cigar.
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Diamond Crown

Expertly crafted with a multiple-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The blend is comprised of long-leaf fillers from 5 different regions and makes for a complex yet well-balanced smoke! I really enjoyed the waves of subtle sweetness with hints of chocolate throughout. It was delicious and unexpected—in my Top 5 for sure!
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Flores y Rodriguez Connecticut Valley Reserve

This dark delight from Flores y Rodriguez is on FyR! (Literally as I'm enjoying one right now.) Packed to the brim with a tri-country recipe of top-tier tobaccos, expect a deep, rich profile. Note first the big, bold nuances of coffee and sweet cedar, then flip your wig over the decadent chocolate-covered raisin finish.
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