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Cigar Tip: The Ultimate Guide to Picking a Thanksgiving Cigar

27 Nov 2019

We have been giving Thanksgiving cigar picks for over a decade. After a large serving of Turkey and a gravy-filled meal, a cigar (or a few) is the ideal way to sit back and digest, whether you are visiting with  family or escaping them.

You may pick a cigar because it is small (it’s cold outside, you don’t have much time, etc.), because it’s American-made (Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday), or because it’s special (don’t let that special cigar sit in your humidor too long). We all have our own reasons. Here are the cigars we’re planning on lighting up after the big meal this year:

Patrick A: I usually turn to an old, tried-and-true favorite on Thanksgiving, but this year I’ve decided to light up a cigar I only found very recently: the Blue in Green Corona from Gran Habano. Its excellent construction and flavor of creamy cashew, dry oak, cereals, and floral notes will go well with a post-dinner cup of black coffee in a cold Chicago garage.

Patrick S: This year I’m planning on lighting up the RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Pestra Muierilor. The small (4 x 46) smoke will work well in the yard after enjoying Thanksgiving with a family full of non-cigar smokers. This “sparkplug of a little smoke” will cut through the heaviness of a heavy meal, and pair perfectly with a peaty whiskey and some football.

Need more suggestions? Here’s every cigar we’ve ever recommended for Thanksgiving, dating back to 2007:

2018: Mi Querida Fino Largo, Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary Short Robusto, My Father Limited Edition 2011

2017: Futuro Selección Suprema, Hoyo de Monterey Petit Robusto, Davidoff 2017 Year of the Rooster Diadema

2016: Señorial Corona Gorda No. 5, Paul Garmirian Soirée Short Robusto, Casa Fuente Corona Gorda

2015: Neanderthal SPG, Illusione Epernay Le Petit, El Güegüense Robusto

2014: Joya Red Robusto, Tatuaje Saints & Sinners Verocu Robusto, Davidoff Colorado Claro Short Perfecto, Tatuaje Black Corona Gorda

2013: Leccia Tobacco White 650, Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco, Eiroa Toro

2012: Emilio Cigars Series H Maduro Robusto, Tatuaje Mummy (Halloween 2012), Aging Room F55

2011: E.P. Carrillo New Wave Connecticut Divinos, Tatuaje Petite Cazadores Reserva, PG Symphony 20th, Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Sun Grown, Sancho Panza Double Maduro

2010: J. Fuego 777 Corojo Robusto, Padrón Serie 1926 No. 35 Maduro, Romeo y Julieta Churchill Tubo, Padrón Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro

2009: Tesa Havanitas Connecticut No. 1, Tatuaje Reserve J21, Padrón Serie 1964 Exclusivo Natural, Illusione 888

2008: CAO America Monument, PG Gourmet 15th Anniversary Blend Belicoso Extra, SEO 601 “Red” Robusto

2007: Don Kiki Brown Label Toro, Tatuaje Reserva SW, Camacho Corojo Churchill

–The Stogie Guys

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4 Responses to “Cigar Tip: The Ultimate Guide to Picking a Thanksgiving Cigar”

  1. Gerald Lobo Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

    What happened to George?

  2. George E. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:22 pm #

    Gerald – I’ve been experiencing some health issues and have had to cut back on my Stogie Guys participation. But I’m wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving!

    • Gerald Lobo Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 9:47 am #

      Happy Thanksgiving back at you! Get well soon, and hope to see you back in action during 2020.

  3. Ted Langly Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    Sorry to hear you are not well, George. Sending you well wishes.