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, tet’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.
Ashton Heritage Puro Sol
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.
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?
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.