New Cigars 8.26.15.
Hey everybody, I know you’ve all been busy milking the remaining days of summer by basking in the sun with some good smokes. Nicely done. We’ve just received the first wave of new cigars from this year’s IPCPR trade show and there is much goodness to be had, folks. I figured I’d butt in to interrupt your Dog Days herfing with a few updates on the excellent new stuff that’s been filling up our humidor as of late:
Resurrecting an old-school fermentation method known as the “circular pilon,”the tobaccos used in CAO’s new Pilon cigars undergo a slower fermentation process that results in a deeper, richer flavor. Decked out in a gorgeous Ecuador Habano wrapper leaf over lush long-fillers from Nicaragua, the Pilon looks and smells good enough to eat. I admit, I’m writing this before lunch so my current appetite level might be clouding my judgment just a little, but these are some tasty looking sticks. We haven’t had a chance to give it the full review treatment yet, but early reports indicate that the CAO Pilon delivers a spot-on medium body with vivid notes of spice, cocoa, earth, nuts, and more.
CAO Flathead Steel Horse:
Following up last year’s CAO Flathead is the new Flathead Steel Horse. Inspired by American motorcycle culture, the Steel Horse piles on Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican long-fillers and a Brazilian Arapiraca binder under a Connecticut Habano Oscuro wrapper for a full-throttle ride through notes of dark wood, cocoa, coffee, bold black pepper, and more. The Harley Davidson crowd will get a kick out of the Steel Horse’s biker-friendly branding (Ape-Hanger, etc.) and studious smokers will appreciate the intricate balance of flavors that it holds under its unique Habano wrap.
Edgar “One Shot One Kill” Hoill returns this year with a couple of new Honduran Puros added to his boutique cigar portfolio.
Everyday Hustle delivers deep flavor with a mild spice at a reasonable price. Undeniably “premium” in quality, these sticks offer hearty body and a complex tasting profile that unfolds through a generous draw and clean burn. Also of note, all six sizes of Everyday Hustle are traditional vitolas, not the figurado shapes that the brand is typically known for.
Rumor has it that the OG OSOK (Original Gangster One Shot One Kill) went through a painstaking 18-month period of blend testing before arriving at its finished blend. Yikes. At least the resulting cigars are well worth the wait, presenting densely earthy taste with a kick and a surprisingly sweet aroma. These potent puros are made using super-premium Honduran leaves and continue in the E.H. tradition of expertly-rolled figurados that burn like a dream.
Quorum Maduro bundles:
In the big-bang-for-little-bucks dept. we have J.C. Newman’s new Quorum Maduro bundles. Budget-conscious smokers have been clamoring for a maduro-wrapped version of the best-selling Quorum cigar for a while now, so this new release is sure to appeal to a good chunk of our customers. Richer and sweeter than any Quorum that’s come before, Quorum Maduro brings you mouth-watering maduro gusto at a pauper’s price.
These five are really just the tip of the iceberg; we’ve got tons of great new smokes on the way. In fact, all of our new cigars from IPCPR 2015 are currently available for Pre-Order here, if you’re so inclined. Either way, stay tuned as I’ll be checking in here from time to time to keep you all up to speed on the great ones as they arrive. Until then, keep it smoky.
Xoxoxoxox – Jason