There is so much buzz building online that we’re going to have to be short and sweet with our descriptions, but you’ll find plenty of links to more information. Without further ado, here’s our list of new cigars for 2010!
AVO Heritage – It’s AVO’s newest blend — a spicy, earthy woody treat that the Stogie Guys enjoyed quite a bit.
CAO La Traviata Maduro – On the heels of the explosive popularity of La Traviata, CAO has introduced a Maduro version to please fuller-bodied fans. Stogie Reviews said, “there are very few cigars on the market that can compete with this wallet friendly stick.”
Carlos Toraño Master & Brigade – Only being made available in B&Ms, this new full-bodied line was created by master roller Felipe Sosa and fourth-generation Toraño leader Charile. We’ve also heard reports that they will also introduce a budget bundle called the Brigade and a box-pressed version of the 1959 50 Years blend.
Drew Estate Dirty Rat – Some folks have already tried the Dirty Rat and found it to be a delicious full-body powerhouse that should see wider release. Well, your prayers have been answered!
El Primer Mundo Liga Miami Toro – This nutty, creamy and sweet treat is already gaining buzz as a new premium to pay attention to.
E.P. Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2010 – Every Edicion Limitada has been exquisite and in high demand since E.P. Carrillo started crafting them, this one is no exception.
Gran Habano Azteca – These stogies were sent to bloggers and retailers earlier this year, and the feedback received was used to tweak the blend to perfection.
Hammer + Sickle Berlin Wall – The newest stick from the Russian company famous for its premium vodka, the Berlin Wall is medium-bodied and richly flavored according to its makers.
H. Upmann Sungrown / Omar Ortez Originals Puro Maduro / Warlock / A. Turrent Triple Play Puro – These four exciting new blends from cigar giant Altadis USA have many aficionados watering at the mouth.
Illusione Cruzado / Illusione hl – This line will have two of its sizes swapped out for two new ones. Gone are the Domencio and Marela, incoming are the Domenicos Extra (6 x 56) and Marelas Supremas (shape as of yet unknown). We’re not yet sure what’s up with the new hl frontmark, but someone snapped a pic and we can’t believe there’s a claro in the mix!
J. Fuego Origen – Chock full of corojo leaf, the Origen will see its full market-wide debut after Fuego leaked limited supplies to select retailers over the last two years.
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor – Ashton will be releasing a Cuban-seed, medium-bodied premium at a reportedly competitive price.
La Aurora Guillermo – Named after famed blender Guillermo Leon, the man himself describes the stick: “I wanted something with deep complexity yet also a stronger smoke than most of our offerings.”
La Gloria Serie N – Packaged in a cool hexagonal box, the Serie N is the ‘sister brand’ to the Serie R, Dominican-made with Nicaraguan filler and binder and a dark, oily Capa Oscura wrapper.
La Palina – A new brand by high roller Bill Paley, who will be introducing two different lines this year.
Macanudo Cru Royale / Macanudo Vintage 1997 Maduro – We secretly got our hands on one of these a while back (Macanudo asked us to take down the review ’til the cigar came out). Also new from Macanudo is the Vintage 1997 Maduro featuring well-aged tobacco and a metal cigar band!
MAXX Connecticut & Tempus Maduro by Alec Bradley – Fans of the popular MAXX line looking for a lighter-bodied smoking experience will not be disappointed. The new Tempus Maduro is not to be overlooked either.
Nestor Miranda Art Deco – Two of the best blenders in the biz (Nestor Miranda and Don Pepin) got together to create this part-Dominican, part-Nicaraguan stogie that’s already got people drooling.
Padron Family Reserve No. 46 – Word has leaked on this dark corona gorda made from some of Padron’s oldest tobaccos.
Room 101 LTD Conjura – Meaning ‘conspiracy’ in Spanish, the Conjura is Camacho’s latest, featuring a Rosado wrapper and box-press shape.
Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary – The Nicaraguan-stuffed, Ecuadorian Habano-wrapped 15th Anniversary Cigar by Rocky Patel was released just last week, and will be making its IPCPR debut in a few days.
San Lotano – This will be a new blend from A.J. Fernandez (Rocky Patel, Gurkha, Man O’ War), handmade in Nicaragua but with a rich Cuban history.
SWAG Cigars – Oliveros caught our attention with their edgy website promoting a new Dominican Puro made with 100% Ligero leaf.
Tatuaje / Ambos Mundos / El Triunfador – Not much info but plenty of photos on a slew of new sticks from Pete Johnson and Tatuaje.