Top 5 National Championship Game Cigars
We start the new year like every year we do, with College Football National Championship Bowl games! No matter the size of the bowl game, if you end up victorious at the end, you’ve accomplished an astonishing feat. What better way to celebrate a victory over your opponent than having a victory cigar after the game?
Instagram and Twitter had an endless cycle of video clips where former Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow and teammates were enjoying their success with a cigar. We aren’t sure what cigars the LSU Tigers were smoking; it just goes to show you there’s nothing like equating success to a delicious smoke.
So this year we compiled a list of cigars for you to smoke while watching your favorite team face another program. Or perhaps if you happen to be a student-athlete participating in a bowl game and you come across our list, you have five delicious smokes to choose from! Here are the Top 5 National Championship Cigars. Don’t forget to check out our limited-time sampler in the link below.
Produced at the La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory in Nicaragua, the 2017 Undercrown Sun Grown is a top-notch smoke that originally came out in 2011. The Undercrown Sun Grown is the third installment of the Undercrown line. This unique, reddish-brown smoke would be perfect to light up once your team wins their bowl game.
Cloaked in an Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown wrapper, with a Connecticut Habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua, Undercrown Sungrown Corona is a Medium to Full-Bodied smoke. Oozing with warm, delicious flavor notes, you’ll taste flavors such as spice, leather, cocoa, cashews, and subtle fruity components on the back end. Earning high rated scores on multiple lists just goes to show you that the Undercrown Sun Grown is the real deal.
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Connecticut
Released in July of 2019, the Joya de Nicaragua was manufactured at the Joya de Nicaragua S.A. factory. For a small smoke, the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Connecticut is packed to the brim with so much power and flavor behind each puff. This is another smoke that would be great to celebrate, whether you’re a player or coach who won a College Football Bowl game.
The Antaño Connecticut Corona Gorda is cloaked in an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, with a binder and filler from Nicaragua. This Medium to Full-Bodied smoke oozes with rich notes of toast, cedar, leather, spice and creamy sweetness on the back end. These Nicaraguan beauties are destined to end up being a massive hit with well-seasoned aficionados around the globe.
Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua
Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua was released in August of 2020 and is just another one of the heavy hitters that Altadis USA has released in the last two years. Over a year and a half in the making, the Real Nicaragua is an exciting new line extension to the wildly popular Reserva Real line that was produced in Nicaragua.
After landing the number one cigar of the year in 2019 for the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua, AJ Fernandez and Rafael Nodal had a lot to live up to with their second collaboration together. The Reserva Real Nicaragua in the Robusto size uses tobacco that was grown on AJ’s prestigious farm in Nicaragua.
This medium-bodied, Nicaraguan puro has luxurious flavor notes all the way through. Notes you’ll detect while smoking the Reserva Real Nicaragua are wood, cedar, coffee, cinnamon, and sweet spice on the back end. Rafael Nodal and AJ Fernandez really hit it out of the park by capturing the “Cubanesque” aspect when it came to the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua.
Padron Family Reserve
Like the Rose Bowl or Orange Bowl, the Padron Family Reserve 85 Years, it’s rich with history and memorable moments throughout. The Padron Family Reserve 85 years is a cigar that celebrates the 85th birthday of cigar extraordinaire Jose Padron. The four other lines under the Padron Family Reserve indicate the years in which Padron has been in the cigar business.
This Nicaraguan puro is a 5.25 x 50, medium-bodied smoke that has an additional ten years of aging before is released to the cigar world for everyone to enjoy. Flavor notes you’ll experience while enjoying the Family Reserve 85 Years had undertones of cedar, leather, oak, and cocoa. This is the ultimate cigar for anyone to celebrate a great victory by the end of the evening.
Perdomo Small Batch Series Maduro
The Perdomo Family has been able to solidify their craft over the years when came over to America from Cuba a few decades ago. One popular line under the Perdomo brand is the Perdomo Small Batch Series Maduro. First released in 2015, the Perdomo Small Batch Series Maduro gets its rich flavor from some of the tobaccos being aged in bourbon barrels, which allows for all Maduro lovers across the globe to enjoy.
Cloaked in a dark Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper, with a binder and filler from Nicaragua, this full-bodied smoke uses a rare assortment of tobaccos that have been aged no less than 10 years. The blend that makes up the Perdomo Small Batch Series Maduro has smooth notes of pepper, spice, coffee, and sweetness on the back end.
With this being a limited-edition smoke, getting your hands on the Perdomo Small Batch Series Maduro won’t last long! So, if you get this limited time sampler, you can save this smoke for the bowl games in 2022.