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What’s New This Week at BCP? – July 22, 2014

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Pete!

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:

 

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Montecristo Epic

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.

 

 

 

 

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My Father La Antiguedad

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!