Top 5 Cigars to Enjoy During Fall

September 28, 2022

As fall blows back on a swift, blustering wind, so do our seasonal comforts. From sipping hot coffee while watching the leaves fall to toasting marshmallows around the fire, fall is the time for cozy indulgences to warm the body and soul.

And what better way to warm up on a brisk fall day than with the slow burn of a cigar?

While we’re not suggesting you can’t enjoy cigars throughout the year (in fact, we actively encourage it), many cigar smokers are more inclined to richer flavors in fall.

You might enjoy fruit and citrus notes in summer yet be more inclined to spices like clove and cinnamon or musky notes of wood and leather in fall.

To help you narrow down your cigar search this fall, we’ve selected smokes perfect for puffing throughout the season.

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Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter

Wrapper Type – Honduras

Binder – Honduras

Filler – Honduras

Origin – Honduras

Strength – Medium-Full

Size – 6 x 52

Smoke Time – 100 minutes

Wrapper Shade – Maduro

When preparing for fall, no other cigar comes to my mind immediately than the Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter. With the camouflage box and band next to that eye-popping orange, it is meant to be enjoyed after a hike or while hunting. Oscar Valladares wanted to create a cigar for the industry’s demographic, and this is the perfect example of paying homage to the wonderful cigar smokers around the world.

The tobaccos that make up this 6 x 52 Honduran puro hail from the fertile Copan region. When creating this medium to full-bodied smoke, Oscar wanted to give each customer the full-on experience of what delicious Honduran tobaccos taste like.

While smoking the Wild Hunter, you’ll detect notes of earth, leather, espresso, nuts, and chocolate. I’d pair this alongside a hot cup of cocoa or a morning coffee! 

Available in the one size that comes in a box of 20, now available on jrcigar.com

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Alec Bradley Prensado

Wrapper Type – Honduras

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Honduras/Nicaragua

Origin – Honduras

Strength – Medium-Full

Size – 7 x 48

Smoke Time – 110-120 minutes

Wrapper Shade – EMS

Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for the Fall is the 7 x 48 scrumptious cigar from Alec Bradley. The Prensado is handcrafted in Honduras and expertly blended with Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos for the wrapper, binder, and filler.

The complex flavor notes you’ll taste in each and every puff are coffee, chocolate, and spice on the backend. With the delicious flavor notes and captivating tobaccos, the Alec Bradley Prensado has been named the best cigar of 2011 with a 96 rating in Cigar Aficionado.

What makes this a great fall cigar is the Churchill size and strength of the cigar. With the briskness in the air, this strong cigar will keep you warm for the 110 to 120-minute smoke time.

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Umbagog

Wrapper Type – Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Medium-Full

Size – 6 x 48

Smoke Time – 110 minutes

Wrapper Shade – Maduro

When thinking about the fall time, I think this specific cigar was made to be enjoyed in the fall. Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust created this cigar to pay homage to a lake in his hometown he fishes all the time. Fishing is so popular in the summertime, but there’s nothing quite like fishing while the seasons are changing.

The Umbagog uses the same Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers found on the Mi Querida line for Dunbarton. Steve Saka also utilizes delicious dark Nicaraguan leaves for the binder and filler. This medium to full-bodied cigar has mouthwatering flavor notes of pepper, cocoa, earth, and leather on the backend. 

Whether you are fishing on a lake, pond, or river, this 6 x 48 smoke will take you under two hours to enjoy and should be paired with a warm cup of coffee or tea. Arrived in a bundle of 10, for $80-$110, you can get the Umbagog now on JR Cigars.

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Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary

Wrapper Type – Ecuador Connecticut

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Medium

Size – 6 x 56

Smoke Time – 90-100 minutes

Wrapper Shade – EMS

The next cigar to smoke during the Fall is the Perdomo 10th Anniversary Dojo Toro Limited Edition. This delicious 6 x 56 medium-bodied smoke was created for Cigar Dojo celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Both Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne and Cigar Dojo turned ten years old in the same decade. Each saw it fitting to bring out a limited amount of these cigars in a special size.

Hand rolled in Nicaragua, The Perdomo 10th Anniversary uses aged Nicaraguan tobaccos that make up the binder and filler, all while being cloaked with an elegant Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.

This medium-bodied smoke is filled to the brim with delicious notes of cedar, cream, and vanilla. The flavor notes will pair perfectly with that morning or evening cup of coffee enjoyed on the deck in the cool fall weather. 

To get this limited-time cigar in a box of 8, go to JR Cigars today to experience the luscious Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary.

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Oliva Master Blends 3

Wrapper Type – Broadleaf Sungrown

Binder – Nicaraguan Habano

Filler – Nicaraguan Ligero

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Full

Wrapper Shade – Maduro

We’re rounding up our list of the best cigars for fall with the Oliva Master Blends 3. The Oliva family cultivates limited-edition tobaccos every year so they can roll some of the most premium cigars on the market. An artisanal series, smokers can expect something special each time they pluck one of these cigars from their humidor.

The Oliva family created the Master Blends 3 with experienced smokers in mind. The Nicaraguan Habano binder and Nicaraguan Ligero long fillers are wrapped neatly in a sun-grown Maduro wrapper that is instantly recognizable from its mahogany shade.

From the very first drag, expect a full-bodied smoke that fills the mouth with a burst of flavors.  Creamy earth textures first hit the palate, followed by a delectable taste of coffee. The aftertaste, however, is something sweeter, with lingering notes of maple and brown sugar.

It’s the perfect blend of musk and sweet that creates images of a crisp walk across a fall forest floor blanketed with leaves before heading home for an evening sweet treat.

Since the Top 5 cigars above are dedicated to a limited-time sampler, we wanted to add a few more cigars for the fall for yo to enjoy. They aren’t included in the sampler above, yet if you come across these four at your local brick and mortar, or online, it’s worth grabbing them for your next time at a bonfire. Enjoy!

Alec Bradley Black Market

Wrapper Type – Nicaragua

Binder – Ecuador Sumatra

Filler – Honduras/Panama

Origin – Honduras

Strength – Medium-Full

Wrapper Shade – Maduro

We had to include the Alec Bradley Black Market cigars on this list, if only because, at least aesthetically, it’s perfect for the spooky season. These cigars are encased in a dark Maduro wrapper that has as much depth in taste as it does color.

Something that makes this line unique is the four-country blend. These cigars offer global fusion with a Nicaraguan wrapper, an Ecuador Sumatran binder, the Honduras/Panama filler, and a wrapper from Mexico. The flavors are also an exciting mix of cocoa, peppery spice, cedar, and a hint of citrus. Expect a medium-full-bodied smoke that offers a little bit of everything with each drag.

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My Father Flor de Las Antillas

Wrapper Type – Nicaraguan Sun Grown

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Medium-Full

Size – 6.50 x 56

Smoke Time – 95 minutes

Wrapper Shade – EMS

The My Father Flor de Las Antillas line is as warm on the eyes as it is on the palate. This brand’s cigars are beautifully wrapped with a reddish-brown Corojo/Criollo blend wrapper and feature a shiny red band that evokes the hues of fall. It’s a pure Nicaraguan brand of medium-full-bodied cigars with Nicaragua binders and fillers. Just as you might enjoy sipping hot cocoa in the fall, you can enjoy an indulgent chocolatey smoke with this cigar. Throw in the sprinkling of nutmeg and undertones of leather, and you’ve got yourself a seasonal wonder. 

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Ashton Aged Maduro

Wrapper Type – Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder – Dominican Republic

Filler – Dominican Republic

Origin – Dominican Republic

Strength – Medium

Size – 7 x 48

Smoke Time – 110-120 minutes

Wrapper Shade – Maduro

Robert Levin is the creator behind Ashton cigars and a true talent within the industry. While we’d be confident to recommend any Ashton cigar throughout the year, there’s something about the Ashton Aged Maduro that works perfectly for fall.

The line boasts an impressive array of cigar shapes and sizes, appealing to every type of aficionado. No matter the size, however, they each deliver an impact of flavor.

The beautifully dark Maduro wrapper encases three-year-aged binder and filler tobaccos. The wait is well worth it, resulting in a delicious blend of sweet yet earthy notes of chocolate, coffee, and maple with a subtle hint of spice.

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Rocky Patel Grand Reserve

Wrapper Type – Manufacturer’s Secret

Binder – Manufacturer’s Secret

Filler – Manufacturer’s Secret

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Medium-Full

Size – 5.50 x 50

Smoke Time – 80 minutes

Wrapper Shade – Maduro

Rocky Patel is known for their premium cigars, and the Rocky Patel Grand Reserve plays a significant role within its impressive portfolio.

We know this line of cigars stems from Nicaragua, but the wrapper, binder, and filler type are a company secret. What isn’t a secret, however, is that it delivers strong hits of wood and cocoa with a blend of roasted peanuts. The taste then develops to strong notes of toasted bread and sweet spice the more you smoke, making it the perfect cigar for fall.

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