Nick's 2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Cigar Recommendations
Holiday shopping, whether for yourself or others, can be an incredibly stressful experience. The number of questions that race through your mind as you are waiting in line at the mall can be infuriating. What would they like? How much should I spend? What’s the best one to get? Eventually, you settle on an Amazon gift card and hit up the food court.
Well, I have decided to make your shopping experience with us this holiday season even easier. With an outrageous number of deals and specials going on during Cyber Week, the task of deciding what to get for you or for someone else can be daunting.
So, I have laid out here my best cigar recommendations for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I have chosen a wide range of cigars for all occasions and situations to help guide you and make the process a little easier.
Iconic Brand Sampler
A sampler is always a great way to go for holiday shopping. If you’re unsure of what the recipient enjoys, this is a nice way to cover all of your bases and perhaps learn their preferences for the future.
The Iconic Brand sampler is made up of exactly that-iconic brands. It contains some of the best-selling and most recognizable brands in the industry.
In this nine-cigar sampler, you’ll receive such popular smokes as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, and H.Upmann. The best part is that the cigars in this sampler cover the full range of strength and flavor preferences. From smooth mellow and creamy to rich strong and spicy, you’ll find the ideal cigar for anyone in this pack. It also comes at a great price, to help keep your January credit card bill a bit smaller.
Montecristo Crafted by AJ Fernandez
The work AJ Fernandez has done with Altadis USA is already legendary. However, just a few years ago, when they announced he would become a collaborator, no one was sure how the blends would work out. This initial, private release gave the industry just a glimpse at the magic these two companies could bring when working together.
The Montecristo Crafted by AJ is a rich and flavorful box-pressed smoke. It is hand-rolled using tobaccos from five different countries including filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, the U.S., and Honduras. Its Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper adds in wonderful touches of coffee, earth, and leather.
This cigar is not only delicious but also comes at a great price. It is also packaged in boxes of 10, making it more accessible for a new smoker or for someone who just wants to try out a few. Make sure to check out a very tempting special on these on Black Friday.
Oliva Serie V
Not many cigars achieve the heights of an Oliva V. It is one of the best-known cigars in the industry and has received more awards than Michael Phelps. Since it was introduced, it has helped redefine not only what a full-bodied cigar can be but also what a quintessential Nicaraguan cigar should be, as well.
The Oliva Serie V is a Nicaraguan puro, using aged tobaccos for the filler and binder along with an oily and flawless Habano wrapper. For a strong cigar, it is incredibly well-balanced. Notes of almonds and chocolate work together with an earthy core to create a complex and flavorful profile.
Its construction is seamless with one of the most consistent burns you will find on a cigar. Besides being named in the Top 25 Cigars of the Year list several times, this cigar has received a record amount of 90+ ratings. We will be showcasing a limited special on the Oliva V for Black Friday and once they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t miss out.
Montecristo White Series
During the course of my time in the cigar industry, (nearly a decade), I have been asked more recommendation questions then you can imagine. The number one question I have had, both in my time in a store and on YouTube, is ‘what is the best mellow cigar?’.
There is no true answer to this as, not only does everyone’s palate and opinion differ, but different mellow cigars can work depending on the situation. However, if you were to ask me what is the most well-balanced and all-around great choice for a mellow, smooth smoke, my answer would be the Montecristo White Series.
The Montecristo White is one of the core four Montecristo brands and has been a mainstay in the industry for years. It is rolled using an aged blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. The finishing touch is a light brown, Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.
The result of this blend is one of the smoothest cigars you might ever smoke. Notes of nuts and cedar combined flawlessly with touches of wood, cream, and the slightest hint of coffee. It is one of the most consistent cigars you will ever smoke in terms of flavor and construction.
The Montecristo White is among the best-selling cigars in the country and can be found in nearly every cigar shop or website. On Cyber Monday, we will be running a limited time special on boxes of Montecristo White-a special I wouldn’t miss if I were you.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are going to be a riotous time for shoppers and retailers and so it’s important to have some form of a plan before going wild with deals. There are so many deals and specials planned for many more brands not mentioned in this article. Brands such as Drew Estate, Rocky Patel, Macanudo and so many more will have specials attached to them, so make sure to stop on by during Cyber Week to stock up on your favorite cigars.