What’s New This Week at BCP? – July 22, 2014
In our “What’s New This Week at BCP” series, our receiving manager Pete updates us on the latest and greatest new products on our shelves.
Attention all full bodied smokers! I am always trying to find cigars that fit my pallet with a deep and bold flavors like that of the Illusione Maduros and Arturo Fuente Anejos, and this week I am incredibly excited to tell you all about a couple of heavy hitters that have recently landed on our shelves. Let’s get into the details:
This week Altadis U.S.A. sent us a batch of their Montecristo Epic cigars. I had been hearing about these for a while but hadn’t seen them come through our doors until now. Luckily, I had some free time to go ahead and taste test a Toro. Right away I knew there was something special about this stogie. With Montecristo’s reputation for quality and a name like EPIC, it just had to be good. It contains a mix of Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers wrapped tightly in a Nicaraguan binder finished with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. After grabbing a Colibri Lighter I had on my desk I went outside and lit this beauty up. As expected, a rush of pepper flooded my pallet, but sure enough it soon mellowed out into a creamy, bold coffee taste with mild spice, thick notes of cedar, and nutty unsweetened chocolate. Overall this Montecristo is a must try for you power smokers out there. With a price point around $13.00 a stick you will not be disappointed, this blend is worth every penny.
Next up is a new one from My Father Cigars, “La Antiguedad.” After claiming the #1 spot in Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 of 2012 with their Flor De Las Antillas, I wouldn’t be surprised if My Father’s newest creation follows the same path. This almost entirely Nicaraguan, box-pressed cigar is another full bodied chief, and like the Montecristo Epic, it also has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that provides a balance of flavor and complexity. This unique stogie offers a sweet spice and a blend of cocoa, hazelnut and caramel to really get you going. White and black peppers come and go throughout, and I found it quite enjoyable trying to pin point each flavor note as this cigar was one of the most complex I have ever tried. I will say it will certainly not be my last. Priced around $8.00 a stick the La Antiguedad is a sure fire way to impress your buddies.
These two blog-worthy cigars have truly hit the sweet spot for us full bodied smokers. Till next time, I will keep looking out for all the interesting products that pass by me so I may share it with all of you. Happy Smoking!