Top Five Post-Thanksgiving Cigars

November 27, 2019

Top 5 Cigars for Thanksgiving 2022

Cigars for me and cigars for you. Let’s all smoke cigars in a big brown canoe. We’ll smoke them right after the turkey we had with the garlic mashed potatoes and the cranberry yams.

It was in 1621 when the first harvest feast began between Wampanoag and pilgrims from a faraway land. And over the year the tradition held strong from after the Civil war and depressions that did us wrong.

But nothing says thanksgiving like family and love from the happiest smiles to the warm needed hugs. So this year from us we would like to thank you with some amazing sticks you can share with your crew.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at JR and be sure to grab your limited-time Thanksgiving sampler pack right now at the link below for this amazing deal.

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Guardian of The Farm Night Watch

Length –4.50

Ring – 48

Wrapper Type – Corojo

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Full

Smoke Time – 60 Minutes

Flavors of creamy nougat and espresso with aromas of cedar and chocolate seep out of this highly sought-after Parejo that’s absolutely dreamy. The Aganorsa company has done it again with this perfect after-dinner smoke.

The Night Watch’s blend is hearty and rich with savory flavors rolled to perfection in a dark Corojo wrapper blended to perfection with aged tobaccos from Aganorsa’s farm in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Unique and loyal like the guard dog that watches over the tobacco fields at night, you can rely on this cigar to be the delightful treat to look forward to after a filling meal. So cut this with care and light it just right and the Guardian of the Farm will treat you just right.

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Four Kicks Capa Especial

Length – 5

Ring – 50

Wrapper Type – Ecuador Sumatra

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Dominican Republic / Nicaragua

Origin – Dominican Republic

Strength – Medium

Smoke Time – 60 Minutes

Nashville smoking and the blend that sent them rolling; Crowned Head’s Four Kicks Capa Especial special smoke for those moments in good company. This is partly because this cigar was a team-up with the minds of not only Crowned Heads partners Jon Huber and Mike Conder but blended and built to perfection with the help of industry legend EP Carrillo.

The fourth edition to be released in the series, this stick utilizes some of the best Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco rolled in an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper for a full-bodied savory smoke that is nuanced in flavors in each third of this cigar.

The notes of earth, spice, and cedar are absolutely delicious and not so overpowering on the palate, especially when paired with a sweet dessert or coffee.  The Capa Especial is by far one smoke we here at JR just love having always stocked in our humidor and we know you will too.

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Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art

Length – 6

Ring – 60

Wrapper Type – Honduras

Binder – Honduras / Nicaragua

Filler – Honduras / Nicaragua

Origin – Honduras

Strength – Medium

Smoke Time – 75 Minutes

 Widely popular for its full body and strength, the Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art is a cigar made for the aficionado who’s looking for a top-notch everything cigar.  Constructed to perfection for a flawless draw and slow burn, the Lost Art is a creamy experience one will have to experience for themselves to see the beauty in this stick.

Originating from Honduras and utilizing tobaccos from the region, the Lost Art blends Nicaraguan tobaccos in the binder and filler to contrast the buttery sweet, and leathery Honduran tobaccos with some spice, earth, and oak taste.

Look no further in you’re looking for different in a cigar, The Lost Art is the covenant of cigars you can find this Thanksgiving, and in this Toro size, you don’t have to be out in the cold for to long to get those full-bodied experiences that are usually found in bigger cigars.

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Illusione Original Documents

Length – 5.62

Ring – 46

Wrapper Type – Nicaragua

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Medium-Full

Smoke Time – 110 Minutes

Dion Giolito is a master blender in his craft. Illusione puts out some of the finest cigars and the CH4 holds that reputation with its complex flavors unique to any cigar we here at JR have smoked.

Introduced in 2007, this cigar has gained cult status with the followers who buy up this stick once they show up in stock. Savory with notes of leather, black cherry, and earth, this Nicaraguan puro is truly a treat worth having on a special occasion.

Simplistic and elegantly blended, the beauty in this cigar is the flawless wrapper and balance of the aged tobacco rolled, something you’ll note from the cold draw all the way down to the final third.

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Trinidad Espiritu

Length – 6

Ring – 54

Wrapper Type – Nicaragua

Binder – Nicaragua

Filler – Nicaragua

Origin – Nicaragua

Strength – Full

Smoke Time – 75 Minutes

Old school made for a new generation; The Trinidad Espiritu is a trip down memory lane. This cigar embodies what cigars were when the first non-Cuban cigars started making their way into American shops back in the ’60s and ’70s.

Blended by master craftsmen Rafael Nodal and AJ Fernandez, this nostalgic cigar is a zesty treat that will have you feeling the classic vibes with its full body casting plumes and overall powerful taste. Flavors of vanilla, toast, and pepper power the palette for strength the way the old timers used to smoke.

As a fan of Nicaraguan tobaccos, this Nicaraguan puro is defiantly one you’ll want to add to the list if you have yet to try it.

We here at JR want to wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and to not fill up on the bread before dinner is served! And if you love any of these smoked be sure to stock up for next Thanksgiving by shopping for all these great smokes at the best price here at

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Top 5 Thanksgiving Cigars of 2021

With another trip around the sun, we are approaching one of my favorite holidays throughout the year; Thanksgiving. With a day filled with tons of delicious comfort food, great football, and time spent with your loved ones, you can’t forget to treat yourself to a delicious smoke.

Over the past few years, a tradition I’ve enjoyed starting up was one where I enjoy a few cigars throughout the day. Believe it or not, certain flavor notes in specific cigars add something extra to the palate that goes well together with the turkey, stuffing, and all the other treats we get to enjoy on this day of thanks.

From Crowned Heads to Ashton, here are our Top 5 Thanksgiving Cigars of 2021. We hope you’re thankful for this special list we’ve made for all of you to enjoy.

Don’t forget to get the limited time sampler of this top 5  in the link below. You can also see what Thanksgiving cigars we’ve smoked in 2020 below as well.


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Leading off on our Top 5 Thanksgiving Cigars of 2021, we have the Ashton in the 6 x 56 “Majesty” size. The Ashton Majesty is the best cigar to start your day off in the early morning with your cup of joe and after a hearty breakfast.

Blended at the Arturo Fuente factory, the Ashton Majesty is cloaked in a golden-brown Connecticut shade wrapper, all while being bound and filled by tobaccos that hail from the Dominican Republic.

Some flavor notes you may detect with the Ashton Majesty are roasted coffee, pepper, dried fruit, and a touch of sweet cream on the backend. This medium-bodied smoke is the right choice to ease into your busy Thanksgiving day.

Available in over a dozen sizes, the Ashton comes in a five-pack, ten-pack, or a cedar chest of 25 and is at your convenience today at Jr Cigars.

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Crowned Heads Mil Dias

Next up on our Top 5 Thanksgiving Cigars for 2021 is the delicious Mil Dias from Crowned Heads. So if you’re like me and my family, you’ve just finished your 1:00 o’clock meal, which is most likely lasagna or manicotti. I always have a good three to four-hour break in between the pasta and the turkey and I don’t feel like watching the Lions lose another game.

Insert the 6 x 46 Crowned Heads Mil Dias Corona Gorda. This is my go-to choice to kill some time.  For those who aren’t familiar with this medium to full-bodied gem from Jon Huber, Mike Conder, and Don Eradio Pichardo, “Mil Dias” is Spanish for “1000 Days”. That’s how long this perfect smoke took to complete from inception to fruition.

Cloaked in a gorgeous Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, the Mil Dias features top-notch tobaccos from Nicaragua and Costa Rica to make up the binder and filler. Some flavor notes you may detect while smoking the Mil Dias are pepper, floral tones, spice, and coffee.

Other than the 6 x 46 size available in this sampler, the Mil Dias comes in four other sizes, all available in a box of 20 now on JR Cigars!

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Rocky Patel JR 50th Anniversary

Landing in the third spot of our Top 5 Thanksgiving Cigars of 2021 is an exclusive stick brought to you by the creative minds of our very own Nick Libretti and the folks over at Rocky Patel. The Rocky Patel JR 50th Anniversary ALR Second Edition smoke had to make this list for one simple fact. It’s a cigar that can be smoked morning, afternoon, or night.

So, after I eat my turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and yams, I plan on putting on my sweats and lighting up this bad boy. With the same delicious blend of the original ALR Second Edition from Rocky Patel, this 6.50 x 52 Toro is drenched in a Mexican San Andres wrapper, that has binder tobaccos from Honduras, and filler tobaccos that hail from Nicaragua and Honduras.

Some flavor notes I’ve previously detected in this gem are fresh cut grass, roasted coffee beans, cashews, leather, and spice on the backend.

With this being a very limited-edition smoke, the Rocky Patel JR 50th Anniversary is available in one size, that comes in a box of 10. If you want to celebrate your Thanksgiving in style, then make sure to get the Rocky Patel JR 50th Anniversary cigar today on our website!

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Trinidad Espiritu

Next up is a cigar that I plan to pair alongside my apple pie and evening cup of coffee. The Trinidad Espiritu is a cigar so sweet, it’s like you’re doubling up on a dessert option. The 6 x 54 Toro featured in the sampler is one of my favorite full-bodied Nicaraguan puros on the market today. All of the credit goes to master blenders and best friends Rafael Nodal and AJ Fernandez.

I’ve had this smoke a handful of times and always paired it alongside a refreshing cold lager or ale beer. I think the Espiritu will balance perfectly in the evening around dessert time due to the fact it has scrumptious flavor notes of citrus, cedar, red pepper, vanilla, and toast to round out this glorious cigar.

Available in four different sizes that come in a box of 20, you can this tasty treat from Altadis USA online, or at your local JR Cigars today.

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NightShade by Drew Estate

Last, but not least, is one of my favorite cigars I’ve enjoyed since its release last year. Rounding out our Top 5 Thanksgiving Cigars of 2021 is the NightShade by Drew Estate.  Exclusively made for us here at JR Cigars, Master blender Willy Herrara rolled this bad boy at the La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory.

The reason I’m choosing to close out my Thanksgiving night with this gem is that it’s the perfect nightcap cigar. I enjoyed this smoke during many nights in the summertime. By the time I enjoy it on Thanksgiving, I’ll be digested and sipping on some of my favorite bourbon I save for special occasions.

This medium to full-bodied smoke is cloaked in a Connecticut Habano wrapper, with a binder from Indonesia, and some of the finest filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

With flavor notes of cocoa, earth, leather, and spice, the NightShade will be a perfect treat for your palate.

Besides the 5 x 52 Robusto size in this sampler, the NighShade is also available in four different sizes that come in a sleek-looking box of 20.

So while you’re sitting back reflecting on all the things you’re thankful for, enjoy the NightShade by Drew Estate or one of these five cigars throughout the day!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and stay safe!

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Top Thanksgiving Cigars in 2020

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away! For food lovers like us here at  JR, we couldn’t be more excited. Thanksgiving is dedicated to spending the entire day with your family, stuffing your face with delicious food, watching some football, and cigar smoking! Once it’s near impossible to move from the couch, it is always nice to be able to light up a flavorful cigar to finish up the holiday.

So we put together a list of the best cigars to enjoy on Thanksgiving 2020. We have some of our favorites in here as well as the best cigars that provide phenomenal strength and flavor are great for a post-meal cigar. We hope you enjoy our list of cigars to enjoy on this year’s Thanksgiving and don’t forget to click the link below for the limited time sampler that is provided.

Also, below this year’s Top 5 list, we have Nick’s favorite cigars he enjoyed on Thanksgiving last year. Check it out and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Montecristo White Series

Montecristo dates back to 1935 Cuba but is still one of the most popular brands and companies within the cigar industry. Reminiscent of the original, the Montecristo White Series sets the bar for Cuban-style cigars. The Montecristo White Series boasts lovely, hand-selected tobaccos to make up this gorgeous looking smoke.

This medium-bodied smoke is cloaked in an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, with a binder from Nicaragua, and filler tobaccos that hail from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Some flavor notes you’ll experience while smoking the Montecristo White Series Rothchilde are cream, vanilla, and nuts, that would pair nicely with a hot cup of coffee in the morning to start your Thanksgiving day festivities.

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Ashton Puro Sol

Produced at the fame Arturo Fuente family factory in the Dominican Republic, the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol is mainly constructed entirely of sun-grown tobaccos, hence the name “Puro Sol”. The Heritage Puro Sol cigar displays the same quality control standards that come with every creation from Ashton Cigars.

Cloaked in an Ecuador Habano wrapper, with binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol is a medium-bodied cigar with flawless construction. Some flavor notes you’ll pick up while smoking the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol are leather, coffee, and chocolate, which would pair nicely with a glass of Red Wine right before you dive into your Turkey, stuffing, and other goodies you’ll have at dinner!

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Sin Compromiso Seleccion

Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust had quite the line up of cigars you can enjoy on Thanksgiving. Due to the rich, meaty cigars that Steve Saka creates, any cigar you chose under Dunbarton will not the wrong choice. Since the Sin Compromiso had a drastic change in our life (for the good I may add you), we figured we’d cover this specific gem from Steve Saka and the boys at Dunbarton.

The Sin Compromiso Seleccion No. 2 Torpedo is a 6 x 52 gem that has a Mexican San Andres wrapper, while stuffed with Nicaraguan tobaccos that make up the filler and tobaccos from Ecuador that make up the binder. With delectable and delicious flavor notes of Chocolate, caramel, wood, pepper, and dark roast coffee, the Sin Compromiso Seleccion No. 2 would be a perfect cigar to smoke right after some thanksgiving dessert.

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Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas

When Joya turned 50 in 2018, they commemorated this milestone by creating a new, delicious smoke that is the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas. The Cinco Decadas unparalleled elegance Joya provides is one main reason they have been around for five decades! Fitting for the occasion, these limited-edition beauties are expertly rolled and filled with only the best tobaccos one can provide.

Created at the renowned Drew Estate factory, the binder and filler are kept a secret by the manufacturer. However, we do know the Cinco Decadas is cloaked in a gorgeous, oily Nicaraguan wrapper. Some flavor notes you may detect while smoking the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas are earth, sweet spice, and cream, that would pair perfectly with a soda of your choice. I suggest enjoying the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas sometime in the afternoon after you enjoy some cheese and crackers from your charcuterie board.

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Macanudo Inspirado Green

The Macanudo Inspirado Green is the newest addition to the popular Inspirado series from Macanudo. The Inspirado Green was produced at the prestigious General Cigar Company in the Dominican Republic. The Macanudo Inspirado Green uses rare and highly sought-after tobaccos to create this full-flavored, medium-bodied smoke.

Cloaked in Arapiraca Brazilian wrapper, with binder tobaccos from Indonesia, and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, the Inspirado Green opens a whole new flavor experience with each and every puff you take. Flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking the Inspirado Green are black pepper, chocolate, earth, and coffee that would pair perfectly with a Cappuccino as a nightcap to end such a gracious holiday we celebrate every year.

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Top Five Thanksgiving Cigars of 2019

Well, tomorrow is the big day!  Thanksgiving is finally here and for big guys like me, we couldn’t be more excited.  I get to spend an entire day stuffing my face with some of the all-time greatest foods.  Once I can barely move, it is always nice to be able to light up a flavorful cigar to finish up the holiday…well, after the pecan pie, that is.

I have compiled a list of some of the best cigars for your post-Thanksgiving smoke.  Some of these were chosen because of their names; others because their strength and flavor are great for a post-meal cigar.

So, let’s take a look at the top five post-Thanksgiving cigars.

Viaje Thanksgiving Leftovers White Meat

Could you imagine a better cigar for this list? What started as a one-off brand has become a sometimes yearly release from Viaje, who specializes in intriguing limited-edition smokes.  This Nicaraguan puro uses tobaccos grown for Viaje by Aganorsa, including a stunning Criollo wrapper.

The White Meat has more than just the perfect name – it also has a tremendous amount of flavor that would be perfect after a large, Thanksgiving meal.

Notes of white pepper, savory leather and cedar mix with just the slightest hint of cocoa, for a complex and robust smoke.  The best part is, you won’t have to share these leftovers with the in-laws.

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Ashton Heritage Puro Sol

While it doesn’t have the hype or recognition has some of the other Ashton lines, the Puro Sol is a solid, well-balanced cigar with a ton of flavor and top-notch construction. It is handcrafted in the Dominican Republic by the legendary Fuente family, so you know it’s going to be of the highest quality.
Dominican filler and binder tobaccos combine with an Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper for a zesty and nutty smoke, with hints of sweet spice and a dash of oak and leather. This complex cigar offers up just as many different flavors as your Thanksgiving meal, so it should be quite the smoking experience.
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Sin Compromiso

While I wouldn’t go as far as calling this a dessert cigar, the Sin Compromiso is a great post-meal option.  Its flavor profile, strength, body, and construction all help make this cigar a delicious choice for enjoying after a huge plate of turkey and stuffing.

It all starts with the special Mexican San Andres wrapper.  The leaves are picked and fermented in a unique way that gives this cigar an almost Broadleaf-like sweetness.  Notes of rich chocolate and cream are blended with a sweet spice and earthy taste from the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, making this cigar incredibly complex yet smooth.

This has been one of my go-to cigars this year for smoking after a good meal and I think Thanksgiving is the perfect time to enjoy one.

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Camacho American Barrel Aged

Right up there with July 4th and Memorial Day, Thanksgiving is a big American holiday.  What better way to celebrate it than with one of my favorite Camacho cigars in recent memory.  Not only does the American Barrel Aged celebrate America, it also has a rich, bold, and flavorful blend that tastes great after your Thanksgiving nap.

The American Barrel Aged uses Broadleaf tobacco-grown in the U.S-for its wrapper, binder and part of the filler.  Some Pennsylvania Maduro and Honduran Corojo filler tobaccos are also added to give the cigar some complexity.  Some of these tobaccos are aged in American Bourbon barrels, giving them the unique taste of bourbon and charred oak barrel.

These barrel flavors mix with notes of dark chocolate, rich coffee, leather, and a slight sweet spice for a well-balanced and full smoking experience.  What better way to celebrate America than with this strong and flavorful cigar?

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New World by AJ Fernandez

The New World from AJ Fernandez is one of his best-selling brands.  He was able to combine the complexity and construction you expect from a high-end AJ cigar with a budget-friendly, low price.  The New World has been named in several ‘best-off lists’ and is known for being one of the best cigars in its price point.

The New World takes inspiration from the expeditions of legendary explorers who helped bring tobacco back from the New World.  This robust smoke uses tobacco from the four main regions of Nicaragua: Esteli, Jalapa, Condega, and Ometepe.  Along with a dark Nicaraguan wrapper, you are in for a roller coaster of flavors.

This cigar starts out bold and rich, before transitioning to spicy and earth, with the finishing touch being a smooth, creamy note.  In celebrating Thanksgiving, smoking a New World will not only be enjoyable but will help you to appreciate how far the tobacco industry has come since the Age of Discovery.

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