The summer is a great time to be a cigar smoker. Few things are more enjoyable than a nice stogie in the warm weather. Maybe you’ll be on the golf course or right in your own backyard—either way, you want a cigar you can tell your friends about. As we enter May, there is no shortage of summer cigar releases from premium brands. We’ve gathered up some of the notable ones for anyone looking to stock their humidor this summer.
The Dominicana line makes use of aged Dominican tobaccos to give cigar lovers everywhere an authentic taste of the Dominican Republic. This painstakingly crafted blend will come in three sizes: Robusto, Short Robusto, and Toro. Start looking for it this May.
You may be familiar with Aganorsa Leaf’s Lunatic blend, but not like this. Named Hombre Libre, this 6 x 54 cigar will be the first toro released in Aganorsa Leaf’s Lunatic Habano blend. If an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper sound like your style, you can start looking to purchase the Hombre Libre in May. It has an MSRP of $8.25 per cigar.
Joya de Nicaragua first released the Cinco Décadas to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018. Since then, they’ve decided to continue the celebration each year, and 2021 is no different. These reliably well-made cigars will be made available as 7 x 50 Churchills (MSRP $20.40/cigar), 6 x 54 Toros (MSRP $19.50/cigar), and 6 x 54 Perfectos (MSRP $20.40/cigar). Only 600 boxes of each shape will be made, and they’ll be hitting shelves this July.
Whether you believe variety is the spice of life or just have a hard time committing to one summer cigar, Drew Estate has a solid sampler on hand. This six-cigar box contains three different blends, giving you two cigars of each. You’ll get two Undercrown Shade (6 x 50), two Undercrown Maduro (6 x 50), and two Herrera Estelí Habano (6 x 50). These blends range in body from medium to full. Keep a lookout for the Traditional Sampler Petaca starting in July.
Joya de Nicaragua earns another spot on this list by adding another entry to their popular Antaño line. The Antaño Gran Reserva GT20 is intended to showcase the very best the Antaño line has to offer. Beginning in August, it will be available in 20-count boxes at an MSRP of $9.50 per cigar.
It’s shaping up to be an eventful summer in the cigar market, so cigar lovers should have plenty to choose from. That being said, don’t wait on placing that order. Many of these cigars are only available in limited quantities, so check back with Best Cigar Prices often to keep tabs on these much-anticipated blends.