Top 5 Anniversary Cigars
Milestones in your career should be celebrated more often. Whether you’ve completed an achievement for anywhere from 5 to 50 years, it should always be embraced by you and your loved ones. A growing trend within the cigar industry that we have noticed as of late is “Anniversary blends”.
I bet you any money that you could randomly pick a cigar company, look through their catalog, and you’ll be able to point out a cigar under their brand that represents a specific accomplishment.
Whether it’s Anniversary cigars for how long a cigar manufacturer has been in the business, or how long a brand has been around, most Anniversary blends and cigar lines are limited edition smokes that use very rare tobaccos within the specific cigars.
From old guard with Padron and H. Upmann to the younger brands like Rocky Patel, this list showcases some incredibly good Anniversary cigars. So, without further ado, here are our top 5 Anniversary Cigars!
H. Upmann 175th Anniversary
The first anniversary of our Top 5 Anniversary cigars is one of our favorites here at JR! The H. Upmann 175th Anniversary kicks things off for us today!
To celebrate the companies 175 years in the industry, Altadis USA knew they needed to go all out for an anniversary cigar. So AUSA reached out to legendary blender AJ Fernandez to collaborate with this gorgeous-looking stick. Rolled at his factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, the 175th Anniversary by H. Upmann is a Nicaraguan puro that features a special, three-year-old Medio Tiempo leaf for the wrapper.
Some flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary are coffee, white pepper, cashews, vanilla, and dried fruit on the backend that would pair so nicely with a scotch on the rocks.
This medium to full-bodied cigar is available in one, 7X50 Churchill vitola that arrives in a box of 10. So, if you’re looking for a celebratory smoke to enjoy for any occasion coming up, stop by JR’s today and grab the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary!
Padron Family Reserve
Secondly, we have the Padron Family Reserve on our Top 5 Anniversary Cigars. In 2009, Padron released the Family Reserve line to pay homage to multiple milestones the company accomplished. Padron made a cigar — the Padron Family Reserve 44 Years, 45 Years, 46 Years, and the 50 Years to celebrate the number of years the company has been around for. However, for the 85 Years, this cigar honors the 85th birthday of José Orlando Padron, who started Padron Cigars in 1964.
This Nicaraguan puro utilizes 10-year-old Nicaraguan tobaccos for the wrapper, binder, and filler in all five sizes of the cigar line. Some delicious flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking the Padron Family Reserve are bread, wood, nuts, and earth on the backend.
Boasting top-notch construction, the Padron Family Reserve comes in a box of 10 and is the perfect cigar to celebrate or gift to a loved one who’s celebrating a great milestone.
Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua
Celebrating 85 years of the famous Montecristo brand, the Grupo de Maestros of Altadis USA and Rafael Nodal once again looked to legendary cigar maker AJ Fernandez to collaborate on this momentous cigar. Unlike most Altadis USA and AJ Fernadez works, Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua is rolled at the smaller and more boutique San Lotano cigar factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua.
These beauties are crafted with only the best Cuban-seed Nicaraguan tobaccos for the long-fillers and binder with a top-of-the-line and dusky Nicaraguan wrapper coating the core, with every leaf extensively aged to perfection. They also boast a soft box-press with rounded corners that visibly display the top-notch construction within.
With a bold medium-full-bodied smoke brimming with flavor, you will experience a bevy of peppery spice, cinnamon, earth, coffee, cedar, and rich tobacco sweetness. Available here at JR Cigars in Churchill, Toro, No. 2, and Demi vitolas in boxes of 10, these top-of-the-line Nicaraguan puros are the perfect way for you to punctuate a special occasion.
Hamlet 25th Year Anniversary
Next in our list of top Anniversary cigars does not celebrate the anniversary of a factory or brand. Rather, Hamlet’s 25th Year Anniversary celebrates the career of Hamlet Paredes, a famous Cuban-born cigar roller and blender who had a long and prestigious career in Cuba before joining forces with Rocky Patel.
To celebrate 25 years in the premium cigar business, Hamlet and Rocky came up with a blend of perfectly aged Nicaraguan and Honduran long-fillers bunched inside a hearty Pennsylvanian Broadleaf binder and finished with a top-shelf Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf. These gems come in four vitolas, a Robusto, Toro, Sixty, and a behemoth 7.62×58 Salomon, all rolled at Rocky’s TaviCusa cigar factory.
With their smooth, rich, and complex medium-bodied flavors of zesty spice, cocoa, roasted nuts, dark coffee, and cedar, along with their shockingly affordable price per box of 20, Hamlet 25th Year Anniversary is a smoke that needs no special occasion to be worth the indulgence!
Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box Pressed Sun Grown
Last but surely not least, we have the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Sun Grown to round out our Top 5 Anniversary cigar list! Celebrating ten years in the business, the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Sun Grown is hands down one of the most prestigious cigars to be manufactured at Tabacalera Perdomo.
This box-pressed sun-grown gem is a Nicaraguan puro, with tobacco that’s been aged for six years and medium to full-bodied in strength and taste. Some flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary are cedar, red pepper, rye bread, and caramel.
The Perdomo Sun Grown is available in a multitude of sizes such as Churchill, Torpedo, Super Toro, Robusto, Figurado, and Epicure. Arriving in a box of 25, you can head over to our website and purchase the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Sun Grown today!