These five cigars each highlight a segment of the cigar world that you should know about as you work to grow your palate:
I. Brick House Natural Robusto (5×50) | This stick is an industry standard. It has been smoked by so many for so long that it’s a time tested blend. Cigars like this one offer reliable consistency, flavor and construction. These sticks are pretty much always a safe goto.
II. Oliva Serie V No. 4 (5×43) | The Serie V appears on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 list nearly every year in one size or another. It’s also a major fan favorite, which certainly seems like a sign that a blend is a good one to try out!
III. Diesel Whiskey Row Toro (6×52) | Barrel-Aged blends have become very popular recently. The barrel aging process is supposed to provide a second fermentation to provide even more smoothness! Getting one of these beauties is a great way to take your cigar smoking experience to a more refined level.
IV. Liga Privada Papas Fritas (4.5×44) | This stick represents both top shelf cigars and the bargain barrel blends. It uses the top shelf tobacco of Liga Privada Cigars but combines those leaves with the construction of an economy stick. While the tobacco is top tier, the construction makes this blend a bargain. It’s the perfect special occasion cigar at an everyday price.
V. Plasencia’s Reserva Original Robusto (5×50) | This blend comes from the Plasencia family. They are makers of cigar makers. This family has produced blends for many of today’s most popular cigar makers. Now they’ve got their own line of cigars, which are made with the Plasencia family’s absolute best tobacco!