Top 5 Cigars for the Big Ball Game

October 26, 2022

Top 5 Cigars for the Big Ballgame

The stage is set! We have the Houston Astros versus the Philadelphia Phillies facing off in the Big Ball game. This is the fourth appearance in the last six years for Houston Astros. While the Phillies are finally back on the big stage for the first time since 2009.

The Phillies are on the underdog run this postseason. They were a wild card team who won 87 games. On the other side of the field, the Astros won 106 games and has home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

When the Big Ball Game kicks off Friday, October 28th, we’ll be fully prepared. One way we’re preparing is by having a great lineup of cigars to smoke during this fall classic. From H. Upmann to Dunbarton and Trust Cigars, here are our Top 5 Cigars for the Big Ball Game 2022.

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Oliva Melanio JR 50th

Country of Origin – Nicaragua

Wrapper – Ecuador Sumatra

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Strength – Medium-Full

Length – 6

Ring – 50

Smoke Time – 85-90 minutes

Leading off on our Top 5 Cigars for the Big Ball Game is a cigar born out of celebration last year. Our team at JR Cigars celebrated their 50th celebration all last year and one of those cigars to commemorate our celebration was the Oliva Melanio JR 50th. One of the world’s best cigars was created in a rounded shape, a very first for the Melanio line.

The Melanio is the flagship brand of this historic company. What makes the Melanio such a delicious cigar is the mixture of the Nicaraguan tobacco in the binder and filler that pair so well with the brownish-gold Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper cloaked over this 6 x 50 gem.

Some flavor notes you may detect while smoking the JR 50th Melanio from Oliva are black pepper, toast, leather, and cinnamon. If you end up smoking this for the World Series and loved what you smoked, then stop on over to JR Cigars to get this limited time line in a box of 10 today!

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Mi Querida Black

Country of Origin – Nicaragua

Wrapper – Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder – San Andrés Negro

Filler – Nicaragua / Dominican Republic / Honduras

Strength – Full

Length: 7.25

Ring: 54

Smoke Time – 95-110 Minutes

Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for the Big Ball Game 2022 is one of the newer gems to come out of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust. We have the 7.25 x 54 Mi Querida Black “SakaKhan”. This new cigar from Steve Saka is actually the identical blend to the Dunbarton 50th that was released in December of 2021.

We picked this full-bodied smoke due to the length it’ll take you to finish this Nicaraguan-born smoke. Close to a two-hour smoke time, the Mi Querida Black is cloaked in a Connecticut Broadleaf blend, all while being filled with tobaccos from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, and being bound by a scrumptious Mexican San Andrés Negro leaf.

With flavor notes of chocolate, leather, earth, and spice, your mouth will be salivating for the Mi Querida with each and every puff. Arriving in one size that comes in a box of 10, you can get the new Mi Querida Black today on JR Cigar.

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H. Upmann 175th Anniversary

Country of Origin – Nicaragua

Wrapper – Nicaragua

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Strength – Medium-Full

Length – 7

Ring – 50

Smoke Time – 100 Minutes

Next up on our Top 5 Cigars for the Big Ball Game is a cigar we personally love here at JR. It tied for our number 1 cigar of 2019. Created to celebrate 175 years in the cigar business, the H. Upmann 175th was created by our dear friends at Altadis USA. To make this cigar perfect for such a milestone, they called cigar connoisseur, AJ Fernandez to create the perfect cigar for any celebration, but especially if your team wins the world series!

This medium to full-bodied Nicaraguan puro has made a handful of our lists and for good reason. Between the delicious Nicaraguan tobacco from AJ’s factory for this smoke, to the mouthwatering flavors with each and every puff, you’ll forget you’re smoking a churchill-sized cigar.

Some delicious flavor notes you’ll get while smoking this gem are sweet cream, leather, white pepper, cashews, and vanilla. Available in one size that comes in a box of 10, you can grab the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary today and get ready to celebrate with your team!

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Warped Eagles Descent

Country of Origin – Nicaragua

Wrapper – Nicaraguan Corojo ’99

Binder – Nicaraguan Criollo ’98

Filler – Nicaragua

Strength – Full

Length – 5.62 

Ring – 52

Smoke Time – 90 Minutes

Batting cleanup on our Top 5 Cigars for the Big Ball Game is yet another Nicaraguan puro gem from Kyle Gellis and Warped Cigars. The Eagles Descent by Warped was originally released as a retailer exclusive in 2019 for the famous R Field Wine Company in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fast forward three years and a slightly tweaked blend have returned as a limited edition offering, which is now available everywhere.

Rolled at Aganorsa Leaf in Nicaragua, the Eagles Descent is made up of some sought-after vintage Nicaraguan tobacco. Utilizing a Corojo ’99 wrapper from Jalapa, and a Criollo ’98 binder, the end result is a full-bodied smoking experience for all to enjoy!

The complex flavor notes you’ll taste while smoking the Eagles Descent in a 5.62 x 52 are earth, white pepper, coffee bean, and hints of caramel on the backend.

With only 1,500 boxes of 25 available, the Eagles Descent by Warped is in a limited capacity and is the perfect cigar to enjoy while you’re barreling down the 7th-inning stretch. 

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Romeo y Julieta Twisted Love Story

Country of Origin – Dominican Republic

Wrapper – Ecuador

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Dominican Republic / Nicaragua

Strength – Medium

Length – 4.25

Ring – 46

Smoke Time – 70-75 Minutes

Last but certainly not least our Top 5 Cigars for tthe Big Ball Game is the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real in the dual wrapper called “Twisted Love Story”. The Reserva Real line is already a favorite among cigar aficionados, but with the addition of the colorful barber pole wrapper style, its certain to capture a whole new audience of Romeo fans.

Being 4.25 x 46 in size, the Love Story is perfect for those smokers who may not want to smoke during the entire game that almost lasts three hours. The wrapper utilizes two types of Ecuadorian tobacco. A  dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a lighter Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf. For the Binder and Filler, Romeo y Julieta used tobacco from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. 

While puffing on this medium-bodied smoke, you’ll detect notes of chocolate, spice, wood, and sweet cream on the back end. If you enjoyed what you smoked in this Top 5, then head on over to JR to get a box of 25 in this eye-catching barber pole-style cigar today!

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