21 Nov 2007
StogieGuys.com will be taking tomorrow off to enjoy that most American of holidays: Thanksgiving. (We will return Friday for your regularly scheduled Friday Sampler.) Known for an abundance of great food, Thanksgiving is a perfect time to enjoy great cigars with gathered friends and family.
To help you decide what cigar to enjoy on Thanksgiving, each member of the Stogie Guys staff has selected one cigar we’ve reviewed in the last year that would go great after your Thanksgiving meal:
Patrick A: This may come as a bit of a surprise, but I’m picking the criollo-wrapped Don Kiki Brown Label Toro as my Thanksgiving cigar of choice. With spicy notes of clove and graham, and I think this Cuban Crafters boutique blend will pair well with a cup of coffee and a slice of pumpkin pie after a huge meal. Best of all, its amazing sub-$2 price won’t put a dent in your holiday budget.
Patrick S: On this particular day, a Cuban cigar just wouldn’t be appropriate. So, for my post-Turkey smoke, I’ll be turning to a great made-in-America cigar, the Tatuaje Reserva SW. It is just strong enough not to be overwhelmed by the preceding dinner and, at the same time, smooth enough to help digest what was likely way too much food. Its complex, balanced flavors will pair perfectly with a nice vintage port, and its seven inch size forces you to sit back, relax, and reflect on all the things to be thankful for.
George E: For a Thanksgiving Day smoke, I think you need one powerful enough to cut through the tryptophan, blast past the pumpkin pie, and complement that extra cup of coffee. And, for good measure, it probably should get you through at least the first half of the first game. My recommendation is the Camacho Corojo Churchill. The 7 inch by 48 ring gauge cigar is a satisfying combination of power and complexity. Grab a couple because when that fine aroma wafts through the air, I guarantee someone will ask if you have another.
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