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Cigar Tip: Have a Happy Thanksgiving… with Cigars (2017)

22 Nov 2017

With football on the TV, turkey in your stomach, and family gathered, Thanksgiving is a great day to enjoy a cigar (or several). So as we have every year for the past ten years, today the team tells you what cigars we’ll be firing up after our big meals.

Patrick A: My first post-dinner cigar on Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite smokes of the year. Filled to the brim with turkey and wine and surrounded by family, I’ll grab a mug of strong black coffee and head to my parents’ garage with my father and brother-in-law. This year, the three of us will be smoking the Futuro Selección Suprema (5.6 x 46) from Kyle Gellis’ Warped Cigars. This TABSA-made cigar sports a reddish-brown Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 wrapper, Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 binder, and Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99 filler tobaccos. Its rich, balanced, creamy, bready flavors of oak, light spice, and honey will pair well with coffee (and probably also set the stage for a second cigar to pair with bourbon). I can’t wait.

Patrick S: This year I decided to select a Cuban: the Hoyo de Monterey Petit Robusto. While I’m not one to get caught up in the Cuban hype, this Habano hits all the right notes for me: woodsy and spicy, with cream and roasted notes. Also, the cigar’s small format that won’t have me sitting out in the cold too long, since I’m visiting family and smoking indoors won’t be an option (and I’ll want to get back inside to watch the Giants-Redskins game). I brought a few of these back with me (legally) from a trip to Europe this summer, and it should go well with some vintage port that tends to get opened after Thanksgiving dinner.

George E: My plan is to light up a cigar that’s been in my humidor for nearly a year: the Davidoff 2017 Year of the Rooster Diadema. When I reviewed it at the start of the year, I awarded it four and a half stogies out of five, and I’m curious to see whether age adds or subtracts from the experience. I plan to pair it with after-dinner coffee.

Previous cigars the team designated as Thanksgiving smokes include:


Not a bad list, eh? If you’re so inclined, 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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5 Responses to “Cigar Tip: Have a Happy Thanksgiving… with Cigars (2017)”

  1. Cigar Seeker Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8:17 am #

    Patrick A.: Interesting coincidence. I am also going to be smoking a Warped Suprema after Thanksgiving dinner! I will be following that up with a Sobremesa Cevantes Fino, both of which I learned about right here. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Ted Langly Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8:23 am #

    Happy Thanksgiving boys. Enjoy and appreciate your website.
    Thank you.

  3. swede214 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving to all three of you! Enjoy your comments every day. Thanks again.

  4. Arless Friday, November 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    You gentlemen have demonstrated superior taste and it shows in the cigars you choose this Thanksgiving and in your prior selections. “Start Your Lighters!!” as we anticipate further holiday cheer!!

  5. Dan H Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    We were blessed with some really nice weather on Thanksgiving. 65+ degrees well into the night. I had a Diplomaticos No. 2 before dinner, and then an Upmann No. 2 after dinner with coffee. It felt so nice outside I decided to stay and smoke another cigar, a Cromagnon Anthropology. I over did it. Then again, you’re kind of supposed to on Thanksgiving.