Top Beautiful Cigar Bands
We talk so much about what makes up the perfect cigar. Whether it be the tobaccos inside and out of the cigar, the shape of the cigar, or your favorite wrapper color. One element that is overlooked when it comes to cigars is the band of a cigar. The band on a cigar represents a look, or a feel, of what the cigar company is trying to represent or convey. Creating cigar bands and boxes is definitely a true art form in itself and should be treated as such.
Cigar bands could also help with marketing and branding if a company has a new cigar line coming out. For example, Tatuaje’s popular “Skinny Monster” line pays homage to fictitious monsters from famous novels that have been around for centuries. Each band has a color scheme and look that fits each name for the specific cigar Tatuaje’s founder Pete Johnson handcrafted.
So, for this week’s list, we are going to show some love to the bands that are wrapped around some of our favorite cigars that give the finished product that sleek design that captivates the eye and draws us in. So, here are the Top 5 Cigars with the most Beautiful Bands. Don’t forget to pick up this limited sampler right here.
Room 101 Doomsayer
Our first cigar we’re going to take a look at is the Room 101 Doomsayer Passive Habano. If you’ve ever taken a glance at Matt Booth, founder of Room 101, you’ll know right away he is one cool and unique looking individual. He emulates that look with each cigar he produces. The Room 101 logo visually pops in gold and brown, matching the color of this tasty smoke.
Besides the visually appealing band, the Doomsayer Passive Habano is an extremely flavorful cigar from Room 101. With an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a binder from Indonesia, and various tobaccos making up the filler, this medium to full-bodied cigar delivers rich flavors of earth, dark roast coffee, wood, and spice. A luscious sweetness at the end of the smoke ties everything together that is provided in this beautiful looking cigar.
Sin Compromiso Seleccion
We’ve talked about this cigar endlessly, but it’s on this list because the band and cedar around the cigar are just as impressive as the cigar itself. The Sin Compromiso Seleccion No. 5 Parejo by Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust features forest green band and box to compliment the dark shade wrapper the cigar is cloaked in. The band is a Hungarian cross, that often symbolizes passion and faith, two things founder Steve Saka preaches when he discusses creating new blends.
The Sin Compromiso No. 5 Parejo isn’t just visually appealing to the eye. The San Andres Mexican wrapper, with a binder from Ecuador and fillers from Nicaragua, makes the taste buds go crazy with each and every puff you take. This full-strength cigar has full flavor notes of chocolate, caramel, wood, pepper, and dark roast coffee. If you’re looking for a visually appealing smoke, from band to wrapper, then Sin Compromiso No. 5 Parejo is the one to go with.
Archetype Sacred Scales
Out of all the bands we discuss in this top 5 list, I’d have to say the Archetype Sacred Scales band is without a doubt the most eye-popping one yet. Almost all of the cigar bands under the Archetype line is visually stunning, but the Sacred Scales band stands out the most due to the hot pink and light blue colors. What even makes this cigar cooler than the rest, is the wolf resting in the middle of a weighing machine. It’s so random you have to love it!
This stunning smoke from the collaboration between Ventura Cigar Co. and E.P. Carrillo Jr. features a Mexican San Andres wrapper, an Ecuador binder, and fillers from Nicaragua. The Sacred Scales is a full-bodied smoke, that provides flavors of chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, earth, and spices on the back end. Check out this dark and oily gem on our website today and become enamored with the color band that’s on the Archetype Sacred Scales today!
Undercrown 2019 Dogma
The Gold and Navy-blue band compliment the dark and oily wrapper that cloaks over the Undercrown 2019 Dogma from Drew Estate. Featured with a head of a feline that is perched on top of a crown is extremely fitting. The logo is on all of the cigars in the Undercrown line, but there is something that is extremely prominent and appealing to the eye once you look at the band of the Undercrown 2019 Dogma.
Once you’re done admiring the unique looking band on the Undercrown 2019 Dogma, you’ll notice the sleek Connecticut wrapper the cigar provides. With a binder from Nicaragua and fillers from Brazil and Nicaragua. Like most cigars from drew Estate, Undercrown provides a plethora of flavor notes such as black pepper, coffee, and dark chocolate. Towards the end of the smoke, you will experience sweet espresso and almond notes as well.
San Cristobal Ovation Eminence
All bands on San Cristobal cigars feature a Red Parrot carrying two gold coins. Right off the bat it is visually stunning and piques interest immediately. But what makes the San Cristobal Ovation Eminence band different? It might be the silky band at the foot of the cigar, or how bright and gold the entire band looks as a whole, but one thing that is certain is that the band matches the dark brown wrapper shade the Ovation Eminence provides.
Some flavor notes you’re going to experience while smoking the San Cristobal Ovation Eminence are spice, chocolate, creamy caramel, and some fruit. These mouthwatering flavor notes are all thanks to the San Andres tobacco for the wrapper, and the Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos the cigar provides. So, stop by our website today and pick up this sophisticated looking smoke that is the San Cristobal Ovation Eminence.