Summer is coming, and that means it’s time to smoke ‘em if you got em. So grab a cigar, the bigger the better, and a beverage of choice, because it’s time to sit back and bask in cigar season! Check out our recommended summer smokes below! Prices below valid at time of publication.
ROMEO Y JULIETA CHURCHILL
A classic Cuban, the Churchill always delivers lots of flavor with spices, nuts and tobacco character. Perfect for leisurely summer days and nights with a glass of fine rum. A Box 25 of Romeo y Julieta Churchills is available for $329 at Cigars of Habanos.
HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE ESPECIAL
A complex and approachable Cuban with a delicious profile of coffee, earth, cocoa and graham cracker. A great Corona Gorda for soaking in the sun. A Box 25 of Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial is available for $262 at Cigars of Habanos.
MONTECRISTO NO. 1
One draw from this vintage styled smoke and you’ll be sat in old Havana sipping on a coffee and enjoying the sights and sounds. Light-medium, with notes of coffee, cocoa and vanilla. A Box 25 of Montecristo No. 1 is currently on sale for $215 at Cigars of Habanos.
JUAN LOPEZ SELECCION NO. 2
It’s always Robusto season and the JL2 will fit right in at any backyard BBQ with it’s earth, spice, walnut and meaty character. A smooth rustic cigar that’ll keep you company all summner long. A Box 25 of Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2 is currently on sale for $159 at Cigars of Habanos.
NORTENO ROBUSTO GRANDE
A lush smoke with a substantial draw and notes of cocoa bean, refined milk chocolate and nougat, and balancing earthiness. Pair with a cappuccino or a rich sipping rum to accentuate the sweetness. A Box 25 of Norteno Robusto Grande is currently on sale for $177 at Cigars of Habanos.
LIGA PRIVADA UNICOS PAPAS FRITAS
Bigger may be better in summer, but these short flavour bombs are the perfect break smoke, whether you’re at the bar, on the golf course or lounging at the beach. Mixed filler, and exceptional value. Liga Privada Unicos Papas Fritas are currently available on Cigars of Habanos in boxes of 28 ($135) and 50 ($162).
This small, mellow cigar is ideal for an after-breakfast, or mid-morning smoke. Light to medium in strength, It provides a solid core of coffee notes, along with flavours of leather, biscuit, cream and lovely floral touches. Trinidad Reyes are currently available on Cigars of Habanos in boxes of 24 ($172).
OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO FIGURADO
Summer days turn into summer nights, and that’s when the Serie V Melanio shines. This bold figurado is a wonderful after-dinner treat, paired with a digestif, glass of full bodied wine, or your favourite spirit. Upon first light, the bold spice hits and then everything smooths out from there. There’s clear espresso and cedar flavors, along with a mild citrus undertone. An incredibly smooth, yet powerful smoke,so sit back, take your time and enjoy. The Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado is available at Cigars of Habanos.
What’s your favourite summer smoke? Tell us below!