Top 5 Cigars to Enjoy on Valentine's Day 2023
Cigar smoke isn’t the only thing in the air today! There’s also love and lots of it! Valentine’s Day is almost here! Around this time every year, we like to compile a list of cigars that you could gift to the cigar lover in your life.
Yeah, chocolate and flowers are the go-to gifts for Valentine’s Day, however, if you know for a fact that your Valentine loves cigars, then this Top 5 sampler is the perfect gift for him or her. With five amazing selections in this year’s Top 5, your Valentine will have swooned over the gesture of gifting them some classic smokes.
From Romeo y Julieta to Perdomo, here are our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day for 2023.
Don’t forget to get the limited-time sampler at the link below.
Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Filler: Dominican Republic / Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 90-100 Minutes
Leading off our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day 2023 is a cigar named after the most infamous and tragic love story of them all. Romeo and Juliet was a love doomed from the start and wasn’t meant to be. However, if you find a Romeo y Julieta cigar in your sights, then you were destined to smoke it! One of the best cigars to come out of the Romeo y Julieta camp is the Reserva Real. The red and white band makes this cigar an obvious choice to chose this cigar for our Valentine’s Day list.
Another reason to have this medium-bodied gem apart of your Valentine’s day smoke are the tobaccos used throughout this 6 x 54 smoke. Nicaraguan tobacco is used for part of the filler alongside tobacco from the Dominican Republic. The binder is made up solely of the same Nicaraguan tobacco used for the filler, all while being cloaked with a golden Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf. The mixture of all these different tobaccos makes for some delicous flavor notes. Some you’ll detect with each puff are coffee, leather, dark chocolate and sweet spice on the backend.
With over twenty five different sizes of the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real, you can get this elegant smoke in a pack of 5, box of 10, or a box of 25. So if you or anyone you know would love to have the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real as a Valentine’s Day gift, then JR Cigat is the place to get them today!
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 100-110 minutes
Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day 2023 is the scrumptious cigar that was released under Ashton, handcrafted by Don Pepin Garcia, and made at the My Father factory. That’s a trifecta only a cigar lover could appreciate and admire. The La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is another perfect cigar for Valentine’s Day because it can be gifted to the one you love or your “Mi Amor”. The specific 6 x 60 size in our sampler is also named “Valentino”, so this is a match made in heaven!
Cloaked in a Mexican San Andres Broadleaf wrapper, the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor features top-notch Nicaraguan tobacco for the binder and filler. The combination of these tobaccos makes for the long, medium to full-bodied smoking session you deserve. While smoking the Mi Amor, you may detect notes of dark coffee, earth, white pepper, and sweet spice throughout. With the 6 x 60 smoke featured in this sampler, you’ll be able to get the full story of the tobaccos that bigger cigars are able to provide.
The Mi Amor is available in eight different sizes that all arrive in a box of 25. to show you’re “Mi Amor” the love they deserve, then get them one of the most complex medium to full-bodied gems to come out of Ashton, the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is the one for you!
Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Champagne
Filler: Nicaraguan Cuban Seed
Smoke Time: 85-95 Minutes
For the middle of our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day 2023 is a cigar for any type of celebration. For those celebrating their 10th Valentine’s Day, then the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary is a good cigar to enjoy this momentous occasion. To add to the allure of the Valentine’s Day theme, this medium-bodied 5 x 54 smoke is cloaked in a Connecticut Champagne wrapper. Complementing the wrapper that was aged six years, the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary features Nicaraguan Cuban Seed for the filler and the binder.
Some delicious flavor notes you may detect when smoking the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary are honey, cocoa, leather , and hints of spice that really come into their own in the final third. The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary comes in nine different sizes that come in a box of 25.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 95-100 Minutes
Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day is the 6 x 52 smoke from Drew Estate the Joya Red. Red is the go-to symbol for love, so having this medium-bodied Nicaraguan puro a part of the Valentine pack is the way to go! Like most Joya’s, the Joya Red is comprised of tobaccos that hail from Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa.
The Joya Red has five different sizes, which come in packs of ten and a box of twenty. So if you’re looking for the perfect gift for Nicaraguan puro lovers, then the Joya Red is the one for you and your cigar-loving Valentine!
Crowned Heads Mother Church
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Smoke Time: 110-120 Minutes
Last but not least, we added a cigar that we absolutely love! Since we adore this cigar so much, we figured we’d add it to a Valentine’s Day list. Birthed out of a project we created to commemorate JR Cigars’ 50th anniversary, the Mother Church by Crowned Heads became a full-time product last year. Paying homage to Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium which was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, this Medium to Full-Bodied smoke is one of Jon Huber’s ambitious creations.
The 7 x 48 Churchill size utilizes Nicaraguan tobacco for the fillers, Connecticut Broadleaf for the binder, and an Ecuadorian Corojo cloaked over this gem. Some notes you may detect while smoking the Mother Church are cashew, cocoa, caramel, and sweet spice on the backend. Available in one size that comes in a box of ten that mimics the look of the Ryman, you can get this delicious Churchill-sized smoke at JR Cigar today.
Top 5 Cigars for Valentine's Day 2022
Romeo y Julieta Edicion Limitada JR 50th Anniversary
When making a Top 5 Cigars list for Valentine’s Day list, it’s a MUST to have a cigar from Romeo y Julieta. Romeo as Juliet is the greatest, tragic love story of all time. A handful of cigars from Romeo y Julieta feed into that theme. This cigar in our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day 2022 is a tad bit different, just for the sake of not repeating cigars we’ve used in the past.
The Romeo y Julieta Edicion Limitada JR 50th Anniversary was one of the very first cigars we released for our 50th celebration last year. When we had this idea from inception, we knew we had to have a Romeo y Julieta attached to this project solely based on the prestige history that comes with its name. This 5 x 54 gem has a Mexican Criollo wrapper while being bound by tasty Broadleaf tobacco, and tobaccos that hail from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua for the filler.
This medium-bodied smoke has a plethora of delicious flavor notes that will ignite your taste buds with each and every puff. Some notes you may detect while smoking the Romeo y Julieta JR 50th are earth, black pepper, leather, cocoa, and long-lasting caramel sweetness on the backend. Although this is a limited product, a box of 12 in one size only is still available online.
So make sure to make a stop at our website today and pick up the Romeo y Julieta Edicion Limitada JR 50th Anniversary for that special Valentine today.
Padron Family Reserve 44 Years
Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day 2022 is the Padron Family Reserve. For most, Valentine’s Day is all about commemorating relationships and anniversaries. The Padron Family Reserve line has multiple cigars that are milestones within the company. The exact cigars in this Top 5 is the 44 Year line, which was made to celebrate Padron’s 44 years in the business back in 2007.
Landing the number four cigar spot in Cigar Aficionado’s 2018 Top 25 Cigar of the Year list, the Padron 44 Year is a medium-bodied Nicaraguan puro in which its blend has been aged up to ten years. This aging process allows for the cigar to develop a phenomenal flavor profile. With each and every puff of the 44 Year, I was able to detect notes of chocolate, coffee, fresh-cut grass, and nuts.
Available in five different sizes, that come in a natural or Maduro, the Padron 44 Year comes in a stunning box of 10. So if you and your Valentine are celebrating a special anniversary this year, this specific cigar line might be right up your alley to try, or to gift someone.
Blind Man's Bluff by Caldwell Cigar Co. This Is Trouble
Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day in 2022 is a new limited edition cigar from Caldwell Cigars that came out last year. The Blind Man’s Bluff “This Is Trouble” made our list for its deliciousness and for our twisted humor as well. Jokingly we thought that Caldwell named it “This is Trouble” because when one is smoking it then can reflect on their love life. “Oh no, I’m in love. This could be trouble” is something everyone contemplates when it first happens.
But if you’re lucky enough, that’s something you’ll never have to worry about the longer your relationship progresses.
Anyway, back to the cigar talk. Cloaked in a Mexican San Andres wrapper, the Blind Man’s Bluff This is Trouble 2021 has tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua that make up the binder and filler. Some notes you’ll detect in this medium to full-bodied gem are leather, earth, caramel, and hints of chocolate on the backend.
Now if you’re looking for some of the original Blind Man’s Bluff smokes, there are four other sizes available that all come in a box of 20. So if love is blind, then the Blind Man’s Bluff is the cigar to smoke with your better half. You can get these delicious smokes from Caldwell Cigars today, on JR Cigars website.
Macanudo Inspirado Red
Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day 2022 is a specific cigar that looks as if it was made for Valentine’s Day. The Macanudo Inspirado Red oozes with a red band, and as we all know red signifies many things, love being one of them. So while curating this list, we knew we had to have this gem on our list for you all to enjoy.
Not only do we coorelate the Macanudo Inspirado Red with Valentine’s Day, it’s FACT that this cigar was made to commenmorate Macanudo’s 50 years in the cigar business. So similiar to the Padron Family Reserve creating cigars for ainniversaries, the Inspirado Red was made for remembrance and love too.
Cloaked in a Ecuadoruan Habano wrapper, the Macanudo Inspirado Red has a Nicaraguan Jalapa binder, and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras. This 6 x 50 full-bodied smoke is packed to the brim with delicious flavor notes such as dark peppery spice, cocoa, cinnamon, cedar, and cream on the backend.
Available in three popular sizes, that comes in a box of 20, you can now grab the Macnudo Inspirado Red just in time for your first time or long time Valentine this year and enjoy the deliciousness that is a Macanudo Cigar!
Plasencia Alma Del Fuego
Last, but certainly not least is the Plasencia Alma Del Fuego to round out our Top 5 Cigars for Valentine’s Day 2022. “Fuego” meaning “Fire” in Spanish is the pure definition of when two people are in love. It’s an everlasting fire that keeps a couple’s love burning so bright. So why not have a cigar that has the word fire in it? Its red and white cigar band has the same colors that we see all over Valentine’s Day as well. So this cigar was destined to be in this Top 5!
What’s interesting about this Nicaraguan puro is the fact that 100% of the tobaccos used to make this cigar hails from Jalapa and Ometepe. These fertile Islands rest between two volcanic mountains that’ are notoriously famous for producing the darkest and richest soils in the country. So you’re getting nothing but top-notch tobaccos within this scrumptious smoke.
While smoking this medium to full-bodied smoke, you’ll detect notes of earth, leather, dark roast coffee, and a spicy-sweet finish on the backend. If you fancy this delectable cigar for yourself, or for your Valentine, then order your box of 10 today on our website.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours and enjoy some of the most delicious cigars that are on the market today!
Cigars to Enjoy For Valentine’s Day 2021
It’s that time of year again when love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is a strange holiday because it is beloved by those in relationships and hated by those who aren’t. Whatever the case might be, there is a way that you can enjoy Valentine’s Day, whether with your loved one or entirely on your own.
There are so many cigars you can enjoy for the lovers’ holiday, but I decided to put together a special list of some smokes that just fit in very well this time of year. So, let’s take a look at some of the perfect cigars for you to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to check the link below for our limited time sampler.
Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real
To kick things off for our Valentine’s Day list, we have Romeo y Julieta. What screams “love” more than a Romeo y Julieta cigar? Even to add more of a Valentine’s Day “feel” to this list, we chose to add the Reserva Real Love Story to beef up the love for this romantic holiday. The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Love Story was handcrafted at the famed Tabacalera de Garcia and blended by the legendary Grupo de Maestros.
Cloaked in a Connecticut-Shade Ecuadorian wrapper, with a binder from Nicaragua, and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, the Love Story is a medium-bodied smoke with rich delicious flavors. Notes you’ll detect while smoking the Reserva Real Love Story are toast, oak, leather, roasted nuts, and vanilla spice. Reserva Real Love Story by Romeo y Julieta is the perfect smoke to gift your Valentine this year.
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor
Handcrafted in Don Pepin Garcia’s Nicaraguan factory, the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is a gorgeous box-pressed beauty. The Mi Amor is a critically acclaimed masterpiece that landed the #2 spot on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of the 2011 list. Being the second release by Ashton under the La Aroma de Cuba name, the Mi Amor is a perfect blend for all cigar lovers to enjoy.
This 6 x 52 Magnifico is cloaked in a Mexican San Andres Broadleaf wrapper while being bound and filled by Nicaraguan tobaccos. This medium to full-bodied smoke has delicious flavor notes of cream, spice, and earth that would pair nicely with a glass of red wine. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the cigar lover in your life, stop by JR’s today to pick up the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico today.
Illusione Fume D’Amour
Debuting back in 2007, the Illusione Fume D’Amour is a very impressive boutique line from Dion Giolito. Roughly translating to “love smoke”, once you light up this delicious smoke, the sense of the word makes a lot more sense now. The Fume D’Amour boasts with refined notes that earned the #3 cigar of the year honors in 2014.
This 5 x 50, Nicaraguan puro, the Fume D’Amour Viejos is a medium to full-bodied smoke that’s packed and full of delicious flavors. Notes you’ll taste while smoking the Fume D’Amour are charred wood, roasted coffee, toasted almonds, and a spicy sweetness on the backend. Every Fume D’Amour cigar offers wonderful complexity that would be a perfect gift for your cigar lover in your life!
Perdomo Champagne 10th Anniversary
Valentine’s Day is incomplete if you don’t have a bottle of Champagne to pop and enjoy with your significant other! Along with the bottle of champagne, you can light up and enjoy the Perdomo Champagne 10th Anniversary to enjoy the pairing. Nick Perdomo created this blend to celebrate the modern version of the famous La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve line. The Champagne 10th Anniversary is a special cigar due to the delicious Cuban-seed tobaccos used throughout the smoke.
Cloaked in a Connecticut Champagne wrapper that’s been aged up to six years, the Perdomo Champagne 10th Anniversary Corona Extra has Nicaraguan tobaccos that make up the binder and filler. This medium-bodied smoke has smooth flavor notes of honey, cream, and coffee that is the perfect nightcap. While you’re enjoying some Valentine’s Day chocolate, don’t forget to kick back, relax and enjoy the Perdomo Champagne 10th anniversary alongside your Valentine’s Day treat.
Warped Flor del Valle
The Warped Flor de Valle or, “Flower of the Valley” is a revamp of an old Cuban brand that was blended by the hands of master blender Kyle Gellis. Created in the renowned Casa Fernandez factory, the Flor del Valle uses 100% Aganorsa tobacco, which is a rare and extremely rich Cuban seed strain that’s grown in Esteli, Nicaragua. The addition of Medio Tiempo tobacco adds a distinctive quality you find in most Warped Cigars.
Cloaked in an exquisite Jalapa Valley grown Corojo 99 wrapper, the Sky Flower lancero has Nicaraguan tobaccos that make up its binder and filler. Some delicious flavor notes you’ll experience while smoking the Flor del Valle Sky Flower are white pepper, earth, raisins, coffee, and sweet cream. The medium to full-bodied Flor del Valle Sky Flower lancero by Warped is a limited release that would be a perfect cigar to gift to your valentine.
Cigars to Enjoy For Valentine's Day 2020
Romeo y Julieta Star Crossed
Everyone knows the story of the famous fictional lovers Romeo and Juliet. The tale of these two love birds will be forever etched in the zeitgeist of western literature. The name is, of course, also given to one of the world’s most famous cigar brands, making this a great choice for this holiday.
There is a full range of fantastic choices from Romeo, some of which we will touch on later. However, the one that makes the most sense is our exclusive blend known as Star Crossed. Named for the “star crossed lovers”, this is a fantastic mellow to medium-bodied blend. It uses an Ecuadorian shade-grown wrapper over Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos for a combination of sweet and spicy notes.
Dunbarton Mi Querida
The literal translation of this cigar means “my dear”, which is very fitting for Valentine’s Day. It is also one of my favorite cigars; one that I fell for at first sight. The Mi Querida was Steve Saka’s first broadleaf blend, meaning it was also his most anticipated up to that point. It is widely regarded as one of his finest cigars and one of the most highly rated in the industry.
While many of his projects top-notch at Joya de Nicaragua, the Mi Querida was blended by Steve at the legendary NACSA factory. It is hand-rolled using finely aged Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos, along with a dark and flawless Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Notes of deep chocolate, cocoa, and a slight spice come together to bring you a top-notch cigar experience.
Antonio y Cleopatra Minis
While normally I do go for short filler cigars, sometimes they can surprise you. Antonio y Cleopatra is among the best-selling cigars in the country and for a good reason. They are flavorful, durable and budget-friendly. They are among the preferred choice for every day, or what I call a working day cigar. The name is taken from the historic lovers Marc Antony and Cleopatra, so lighting one of these up this week is rather fitting.
These minis are crafted with an Indonesian wrapper with filler tobaccos from the Caribbean Basin. Notes of tobacco, earth, and leather combine for a quick, flavorful, and affordable cigar.
Romeo y Julieta Aniversario
Anniversaries, like Valentine’s Day, are a celebration of love and dedication. That makes this bold and flavorful cigar from the Romeo line even more fitting for celebrating this holiday. Made to commemorate the 130 years of success with the Romeo line, the Anniversario is a bold and rich smoke that’ll pair well with any Valentine’s Day meal, particularly steak.
The cigar is crafted with Peruvian, Dominican, and Nicaraguan tobaccos, along with a broadleaf binder and a stunning Sumatra wrapper. This unique blend provides notes of coffee, leather, sweet spice and earth for an all-around, balanced smoke.