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Stogie Tips: Have a Happy Thanksgiving…With Cigars

25 Nov 2009

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 food, family, friends, and football, Thanksgiving is a perfect time to enjoy a fine smoke. So as we did the previous two years, today we’re listing the one cigar we’ll each fire up after the big meal.

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Patrick A: Since I travel back home to Chicago to visit with friends and family, I think a Tesa Cigar Co. creation will be appropriate. Tesa is headquartered in a shop on the Near North Side of the Windy City, and they produce some outstanding cigars. With a crisp profile of wine, toast, cream, and honey, the lancero-sized Tesa Havanitas Connecticut No. 1 will pair nicely with a post-meal cup of coffee.

Patrick S: As I did two years ago, I’ll enjoy an American-made cigar on Thanksgiving: the Tatuaje Reserve J21. This special robusto features an oily, rich Nicaraguan ligero wrapper. Inside is a tasty combination of cedar, leather, pepper, and coffee bean. It will pair nicely with coffee or an aged Kentucky bourbon, whichever feels more appropriate.

George E: I plan to smoke a Padrón Serie 1964 Exclusivo Natural. Because it was a gift, Thanksgiving seems just the time to light it up. I haven’t smoked one of these in a long time, and I made the decision early so I could enjoy the anticipation as well as the smoke itself.

Patrick M: Choosing a cigar to enjoy for a special occasion can sometimes be difficult for me. I have a hard time deciding between special hard-to-find cigars and cigars that I think will match up well with the festivities. This Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to go with the Churchill-sized Illusione 888. The full-bodied 888, a.k.a. Necessary and Sufficient, is the perfect cigar to enjoy after a heavy meal. Featuring bold, in-your-face flavors of spice and earth with a creamy coffee finish, the 888 is a sublime way to end a wonderful meal.

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7 Responses to “Stogie Tips: Have a Happy Thanksgiving…With Cigars”

  1. dmjones Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    Earlier this month, at a raffle at my local cigar shop, I won a box of the special LX2 Salamons. I plan on firing up one of those bad boys tomorrow.

  2. cj Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    I may reach for the hammer, or quite possibly the opus will be in order…errrr….box of Le Bijou coming today with new Partagas Benji M. in the mix too! Have a great day tomorrow ya'll!

  3. Anthony Ferreira Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    Mr. Zino Davidoff said, “The best cigar is the one you like.” Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Keith1911 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    I plan on smoking a Padron Hammer Maduro and then maybe a Torano Exodus 1959 50 Years.

  5. Dave M Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    I’m going to go with a nice big Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur #1. It’s really my favorite brand, both for being tasty and consistent, and I so rarely take time for a big cigar, the #1 will be a treat.

  6. John Brooke - The Weekly Cigar Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1:33 am #

    Good choices, guys. I smoked a Tatuaje Noella Reserva the day before Thanksgiving, but my extended family isn’t smoke-tolerant so I didn’t smoke on the big day.

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