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Cigar Tip: Have a Happy Thanksgiving… with Cigars

23 Nov 2011

With football on the TV, turkey in your stomach, and family gathered, Thanksgiving is a great day to enjoy a fine cigar. So, as we have each of the previous four years, today the team tells you what cigars we’ll be firing up after our big meals.

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Patrick A: This year my wife and I are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time in our new Chicago home. To mark the occasion, my family will be christening my smoke-friendly den with E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Divinos cigars. This selection should be perfect because the Toro-sized smoke’s profile of cream and nuts will pair nicely with post-meal coffee.

Patrick S: Savoring a Thanksgiving cigar can be tough when you’re visiting with family and have to go outside into the cold to smoke. That’s why I’m picking the Tatuaje Petite Cazadores Reserva this year. It’s a small but hearty Boradleaf-wrapped stick that won’t last much more than half an hour. With earth, chocolate, and a bit of spice, it should go well with bourbon after a large meal.

George E: I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my 2011 Thanksgiving smoke. In the past, I’ve savored some special sticks on this holiday. And I initially considered the exquisite PG Symphony 20th. But a cigar like that deserves undistracted attention, not competition, from what should be some rare good Thanksgiving football. So I settled on one I always enjoy, and one that will complement an exciting game: the tasty Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Sun Grown. Who knows, maybe I’ll light up that PG on Friday.

Mark M: I’m going with a Sancho Panza Double Maduro and a Guinness, which is a magical combination. An interesting factoid is that I was first introduced to this combination by my wife, who was drinking a Guinness one afternoon while I was smoking a Sancho Panza. She asked to taste my cigar and later commented, “Wow, it goes really well with a Guinness!” She was right and since then it’s been one of my favorite cigar-beer combos.

Feel free to let us know what you’ll be smoking tomorrow in the comments below. And be sure to have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving.

The Stogie Guys

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9 Responses to “Cigar Tip: Have a Happy Thanksgiving… with Cigars”

  1. Shawn Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    Besides smoking a turkey at my parents. I think I will have a LFD Mysterio Oscuro after the meal. A good hearty smoke after a good hearty meal.

  2. Tim Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    I too have been putting a lot of thought into this. Initially I though maybe a LP No 9 or Tatuaje Reserva RC184. However,I need a smoke that will not compete with family time. Right now leaning towards a Fuente Anejo No 50 (Robusto). Pairs great with whiskey, can be smoked in an hour, and I often associate this blend with the holidays. If reaching for a second stick, I agree Patrick S., the Tatuaje Petit Reserva Cazadore is a perfect pick. Best to you and yours this Thanksgiving!

  3. DavefromPhilly Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    I'm going with the Don Pepin Blue Lable Preferido. Small enough to last under an hour, and will go perfect with a glass of Talisker 10 yr.

  4. Tesa Fan 1 Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    The re-blended Tesa 312 is unstoppable. I'm having that.

  5. Corey Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    I'll be having an Excalibur 1066 after the big meal. The Lancelot lasts long enough to let the food settle while waiting on dessert.

  6. Nicholas Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    I'm going to have to go with a San Cristobal Corona…a short and delicious followup! Happy Thanksgiving StogieGuys and fans!

  7. cigarcraig Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    I haven't quite decided yet. Much will depend on the weather this afternoon, hopefully the wind will die down a little. I'll be sharing a smoke with my brother-in-law and perhaps my son, will pick out something appropriately tasty for him as well (my son has his own humidor and can pick out his own darned cigar!) I'm leaning toward something special, perhaps a Cain Daytona Lancero, or a JdN Cabinetta Lancero. Side note, I always figured a nice maduro would go well with a dark beer. My drinking days and my cigar smoking days failed to overlap, so it was really only an assumption. Love the Sancho Maduros though, and they are priced well.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  8. Alex Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Starting out the day with a PDR 1878 Capa Natural

    Then after dinner, it's gonna be the Room 101 Namakubi Monstro

  9. David F, Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Enjoyed a nub habano this morning visiting with my parents who are in their 80's. After a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, I enjoyed a couple or drams of Pulheldy 12 yo SMS with my pecan pie. On the drive back I enjoyed a Cain Nub Maduro torpedo. Now with a double stout from Green Fash, I'm enjoying a honkin 1926 Padron "big boy" watching the Aggies whip the longhorns. I never want it to end. I'm blessed indeed!