Top 5 Oktoberfest Cigars of 2020
Fall is officially here! With Fall comes amazing fall activities that everyone wants to attend. The most popular fall activity that people travel far and wide to get to is the famous Oktoberfest. This annual festival in Munich, Germany is held over a two-week period that ends on the first Sunday of October. The festival originated on October 12th, 1810 in celebration of the marriage between the Prince of Bavaria and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
To kick off the festival, the Mayor of Munich taps the first keg to open the festival! Studies have shown that the total consumption of beer during the two-week festival is upwards of 2 million gallons. With Oktoberfest drawing over six million people each year, many of them tourists. So whether you’re celebrating Oktoberfest from afar or in the festival, here are five new cigars to smoke while enjoying Oktoberfest in 2020! Don’t forget to check out our limited-time sampler below.
We’ll kick things off with a cigar that has “Oktoberfest” in its name. Here is the ever so popular Quesada Oktoberfest Bavarian 2019. Crafted by legendary cigar master Manuel Quesada, the Quesada Oktoberfest follows Manuel’s famous Fonseca and Casa Magna lines. This seasonal cigar is hand-rolled with a phenomenal blend of vintage tobaccos from three different parts of the tobacco plant.
The Quesada Oktoberfest Bavarian 2019 is a medium-bodied smoke as well as a Dominican Puro. This 5.50 x 52 gem oozes delicious flavor notes such as earth, hay, cedar, and chocolate. The Oktoberfest Bavarian comes in limited quantities, so it’d only be right to snag this cigar right away and pair it with your favorite Oktoberfest brew or another beer of your choice now!
Four Kicks Mule Kick 2020 Limited Edition
Shortly after releasing the Las Calaveras 2020, Crowned Heads owner Jon Huber released the newest edition to the ever so popular Four Kicks line in July of this year. Coming from longtime friends and collaborators, Jon Huber and EP Carrillo were the masterminds and blenders of the fifth installment of the Four Kicks Mule Kick 2020. However, Crowned Heads produced only 2,500 boxes of the 2020 limited-edition of the Mule Kick. Jon Huber originally launched the Four Kicks Mule Kick in 2012 and still remains to be manufactured at the Tabacalera Alianza factory in the Dominican Republic.
The one major change when it comes to the Four Kicks Mule Kick 2020 is that it’s a full Nicaraguan Puro! This medium-bodied smoke has delicious flavor notes flowing throughout this smoke. Some notes you’ll detect while smoking the 2020 Mule Kick are cedar, citrus, spice, and nuts. Available in one 5.88 x 52 Parejo size cigar that comes in a box of 10. So, celebrate Oktoberfest with the brand new Four Kicks Mule Kick 2020 today!
Alec Bradley Coyol
Released in 2015, the Alec Bradley Coyol hit the industry with a bang! The Coyol landed a high score alongside other popular Alec Bradley brands like the Prensado and Tempus. The Alec Bradley Coyol pays tribute to the rich soils from one single farm in Honduras. The Coyol farm became the inspiration behind this premium cigar. Alec Bradley owner Alan Rubin fell in love with the aroma and taste of the tobaccos this special Coyol farm produces.
This long and lean 6.50 x 41 Petite Lancero is cloaked in a Honduran wrapper, with Binder and Filler tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua. This Cuban-style medium-bodied smoke has delicious flavor notes of earth, black coffee, leather, and roasted nuts. This slim size would be perfect for an evening cap while you’re enjoying a fall-flavored adult beverage!
This exciting new line under Trinidad, the Espiritu debuted at the IPCPR in 2019. Close friends and famous master blenders Rafael Nodal of AUSA and AJ Fernandez has created another gem for the world to enjoy. Trinidad Espiritu was created to pay tribute to the “golden years” of Caribbean tobaccos that took place in the 1960s and 70s. Another gorgeous feature of the Espiritu is the vintage Caribbean artwork from that era that covers the entire cigar box.
This Espiritu Toro is a 6 x 54 full-bodied smoke for all types of smokers out there. This Nicaraguan puro is brimming with luscious flavor notes such as citrus zest, vanilla, toast, pepper, and wood. These balanced notes would complement an Amber beer or a darker beer perfectly! Nodal and Fernandez did their best with re-creating the first non-Cuban cigars for everyone to enjoy.
Warped Gran Reserva 1988
The most talked-about cigar under Warped that year was the Warped Serie Gran Reserva 1988. The year that appears in the cigar’s name signifies the year Warped owner, Kyle Gellis was born in. Another interesting fact about the Warped Serie Gran Reserva 1988 is that the numbers on the band that read “976212” have a special meaning to the Gellis family, something Kyle prefers not to reveal to the public.
The Warped Gran Reserva 1988 has a Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 wrapper, over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. This full-bodied 5.25 x 50 smoke has smooth and creamy flavor notes of spice, leather, caramel, and natural tobacco sweetness on the finish. Like all Kyle Gellis creations, this handmade premium smoke is produced in small batch fashion to assure the utmost quality and taste that flow throughout the Gran Reserva 1988.