Hello my friends Nick Libretti here for JRCigars.com. Today we’re going to do my top 10 everyday cigars.
An everyday cigar for me at least is something that I mean budget doesn’t really matter, but around $10 or less. It’s a good well-rounded, well-balanced smoke that you can really enjoy anytime. It’s not like a special occasion where it’s super fancy, but it’s not like low budget like, oh, I’ll only smoke this when you’re mowing the lawn. It’s a nice middle ground of, hey, I could buy a box of these and enjoy them thoroughly throughout my day.
Let’s start off. This one’s got a little bit of a kick to it. We have the Cain F Straight Ligero from Oliva. I’m a big fan of the Cain series and it’s a flavor changer. Every puff is going to give you something different and that Straight Ligero tobacco is going to give you a little bit of a kick, so watch out.
This cigar has space age technology in it. This is the Fratello. Omar Frias was a NASA engineer. So, you know when he’s making a fine Dominican smoke, it’s going to have a lot of different characteristics and it’s going to be engineered perfectly. Great burn, great smoke. The draw is excellent. Amazing, amazing smoke from Fratello.
You knew there was going to be a Fuente on here and most of you who know me probably knew what Fuente was going to be. 8-5-8 Maduro. You cannot find a better cigar for this price. It is a great morning smoke. It’s mellow, mellow to medium, that rich broadly frap is going to give you a lot of nice notes to kind of mix with your coffee, get you ready for the day.
One of the first cigars I ever bought in a box and one of my favorite full bodies of all time, we have the Joya De Nicaragua 1970 Antano. It is bold, spicy, a true representation of what a Nicaraguan cigar should be and very well priced, extremely well priced, but it’s so good. I’m speaking twice.
Now, if you want a bold, rich, heavier Dominican with very art deco kind of lettering, go for the Kristoff Kristania in the Maduro, that rich, oily wrapping. I mean, look at that thing. It’s shiny. It’s going to give you a lot of smoke and a lot of flavor. I’m a big Kristoff fan and this cigar is one of the reasons why.
Hey, where do you get your kicks? Well, I got four of ’em here with the Four Kicks from the Crowned Heads. This was their introductory cigar. This is what started it all, and you know what? If this cigar did not do well, I don’t think the Crowned Heads would be here, but they are here. So, guess what? Amazing, amazing Nicaraguan smoke, solid medium body, very well rounded in terms of its flavor profile. Hints of nuts, a little spice, a little bit of a sweetness. Just a fan, fantastic cigar.
This is one of the original heavy hitters. This is the CAO Brazilia. One of the first cigars to really make Brazilian tobacco popular with its rich heavy notes. The most popular CAO in their world series, in my mind, we have the Columbia, and the Italia, and the OSA Sol. This is definitely the one that everyone knows about and for good reason, fantastic full bodied smoke.
How do you have an everyday cigar without something outstanding from my dear friend Rafael Nodal. The Aging Room M356. It is a Dominican cigar at its finest, well balanced. Each of the notes, they don’t kind of overtake your pallet, so it’s not too spicy. It’s not too sweet. It’s not too rich. It’s not too earthy. They all just combine for this spectacular display of cigar-ism, and that’s something that it’s hard to find, but you can find it right here with Aging Room.
This has always been dating back to my early days in the industry, one of my favorite cigars out of the My Father Factory. It’s the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial. Highly rated garnering reviews and on top 10 lists all the time, and it’s one of the most least expensive My Father’s ever. It’s well under $10, but still outstanding, like really outstanding smokes. I think you’re going to enjoy it, especially if you still want a premium experience, but you’re on a little bit of a budget. This is a great cigar.
Finally, the Tatuaie Tattoo, one of the only Tatuaie’s that I regularly buy boxes of. I buy boxes of some of their limited stuff. I buy a monster series every year, but regularly I’ll pick up a box of the Tatuaie Tattoo because it’s a fine Tatuaie. It’s an amazing smoke, but the price on it, it’s like five, six bucks and you’re getting all that Pete Johnson, my father-ness in this. It’s nothing that price. An outstanding outing from Tatuaie. This is a great every day, meeting the full body, Nicaraguan delight.
In the little thing in the bottom, tell me, what are some of your favorite everyday smokes? Boxes, bundles, something that you can enjoy every day. Also, what do you like on your sandwich? All right.