Top 5 Intense Cigars
Stronger, more intense cigars are blended very differently than other milder cigars. Ligero and Seco sections of the tobacco plant are the go-to tobaccos that are used to make a specific cigar quite intense. This combination allows for a longer smoke, bold and rich flavors, and a bevy of thick smoke with each exhale. If you’re a long-time smoker that has developed a palate for all different types of cigars, then this list is definitely the one for you.
Now that cold weather is on the way, your time to go outside and enjoy your collection of smokes is running out of time. For this specific list, we selected a handful of intense cigars for you to try. So, here are our top five selections of the most intense cigars in the industry. Don’t forget to get this limited time sampler right here.
Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro
Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro is the fourth installment from Drew Estates master blender, Willy Herrera. The Brazilian Maduro is not a cigar for beginners! The reason being that Willy Herrera provides so much complexity in his blends that provides rich and hearty flavor notes that flow throughout each and every one of his famous cigar lines.
The Brazilian Maduro in the Robusto Grande has a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, with a Connecticut Broadleaf binder, with fillers from Nicaragua. This full-bodied smoke has delicious flavor notes such as earth, chocolate, sweet tobacco, and hints of dried fruit. The intensity of this 5.25 x 52 smoke comes from the rich tobacco fields in Nicaragua.
Viaje Skull and Bones
This extensive line of handmade premium Viaje cigars is perfect to kick off the fall time. The Skull and Bones Johnny Blaze is a 6 x 56 size that was released in late 2019. Every limited release from Viaje is dedicated to the “quality over quantity” aspect of manufacturing these gems. Johnny Blaze is one of three lines under the Viaje Skull and Bones. The other two are Ghost Rider and Mephisto.
This small-batch boutique brand has a Mexican San Andres wrapper, with a binder from the Dominican Republic, and filler tobacco from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and the United States. It’s exceptional construction, slow burn, and great taste has the Johnny Blaze overflowing with flavor notes you will fall in love with. This medium to full-bodied smoke is the perfect intense cigar for just about every smoker.
In 2009 the Tatuaje Fausto was initially created as a private blend for a Hawaiian retailer Pete Johnson knew. But in 2011, Pete Johnson decided to make the Tatuaje Fausto its own, full line for all cigar lovers to enjoy. Fausto, meaning “splendor” is not intended for the faint. The Tatuaje Fausto is a smooth, dark, and powerful cigar that will devilishly engulf your palate from the first puff.
Tobaccos that make up the Fausto FT153 Toro is a medium to full-bodied smoke that has an Ecuador Habano wrapper, with tobaccos from Nicaragua that make up the binder and filler of the Fausto. Flavors that flow throughout the Fausto are cedar, pepper, cinnamon, and dark chocolate. This one of a kind smoke is decadent and daring that all cigar lovers will enjoy once the Tatuaje Fausto is lit.
H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez
As the name implies, the H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez does in fact come from Jose Mendez and company. Although Jose Mendez, it was manufactured in the Dominican Republic at Tabacalera de Garcia. This new addition to the legendary H. Upmann brand was released in 2019, however, it was first created all the way back in 1844. This specific cigar really paved the way for other brands to recently come out under H. Upmann, specifically the 1844 Anejo and the H. Upmann 175th.
There are some really delicious tobaccos that make up the Hispaniola in the Toro size. Cloaked in an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, with binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, this full-bodied cigar is one of the most intense cigars under the H. Upmann brand. This 6.25 x 52 smoke has flavor notes of sweet tobacco, toasted almonds, cedar, and hints of spice. These wonderful and delicious smokes should be stocked up in your humidor.
Plasencia Alma del Fuego
The Plasencia Alma del Fuego is the third installment in the five-part Alama series from Plasencia. What makes this smoke so profound? Well, it’d have to be the rich soils from Ometepe that makes this blend so amazing. Ometepe is a volcanic island located in Lake Nicaragua that produces very distinct and flavorful tobaccos. Plasencia gathers all of their tobacco for the Alma series from this exotic location.
This Medium to Full-Bodied smoke is a box-pressed Nicaraguan puro. The flavor notes that flow throughout the Plasencia Alma del Fuego Concepcion Toro is earth, leather, dark roast coffee, with sweet spice on the back end. Finishing in the Top 25 Cigar of the Year list in 2019, it’d be silly to not get this bold, intense cigar that is the Plasencia Alma del Fuego and add it to your humidor today!