the case of the cigars . . .
Clubs of America | Aug 08, 2014
Sounds Like a Mystery — But It’s Not!
No mystery here! We’re talking cigar cases! Even smaller than the typical travel humidors, precious few include humidification devices. The sole function is to protect the contents from bending and crushing. Most are made of high-impact plastic, but leather and metal ones can be found in a size to fit every cigar. Some are compartmentalized to hold several cigars; others have “fingers” – distinct slots that hold one cigar each. The best are softly lined and can pass the “sniff test” — no odor of tanning chemicals, leather glue or plastic to ruin the cigars within.
THE CIGAR JAR . . .
This glass jar is a complete humidor with an airtight seal and its own humidification system. It is designed to hold one full box of cigars, 25 or more, depending on the ring gauge. It usually can accommodate lengths up to 7-1/2″, but there are larger cigar jars to be found that will easily handle all the big boys. These most affordable and effective humidors are available at many tobacco stores, and can also be found online.
A Smokin’ Combo:
Cigars & Beer
These two may be the perfect pair, but be aware! Your quality cigar can easily overpower a light beer. We recommend you pair a stout (an Imperial is the best) with your smoke. Not a fan of stouts? A strong German black, doppelbock, old ale or a porter will fare well, allowing you to enjoy both the smoke and the brew, with neither being overpowering.
Featured Countries of Origin from your Favorite Cigar of the Month Club:
NICARAGUA AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
SN# 31251: OLIVA MASTER BLENDS III ROBUSTO 20 / $150.00
Nationality: Nicaraguan Appearance: FULL bodied, 5.0; 50 ring; Clothed in a dark, luscious, sungrown broadleaf wrapper
Personality: This dark 92-rated limited edition is designed to cater to the distinguished palate: complex, balanced, rich, bold
SN# 31252: CAO EXTREME BELICOSO 20 / $85.00
Nationality: Nicaraguan Appearance: FULL bodied, 6.2; 52 ring; In an oily dark Ecuador Habano ligero wrapper
Personality: This powerfully complex big smoke delivers robust flavors of pepper, toast, nuts, espresso, charred oak. Intense!
SN# 31253: XIKAR HC SERIES HABANO 2 ROBUSTO GRANDE 20 / $100.00
Nationality: Nicaraguan Appearance: MEDIUM-FULL bodied, 5.5; 52 ring; Draped in Ecuadorian Habano 2000 leaves
Personality: Seamless in appearance, nothing but the best suffices in this rich, oily, extraordinary box-pressed presentation.
SN# 31254: GURKHA PARK AVENUE TORPEDO 20 / $60.00
Nationality: Nicaraguan Appearance: MEDIUM bodied, 6.2; 52 ring; Beautiful in a flawless CT-Seed wrap from Ecuador
Personality: All palates will fall in love with Gurkha’s savory cigar – creamy, pleasant, a little nutty, but smooth to the nub.
SN# 31255: KISMET KARMA 25 / $80.00
Nationality: Dominican Appearance: MEDIUM bodied, 5.0; 50 ring; Impressive in an aged feisty Corojo leaf from 2006
Personality: 90-rated, she’s a blend of 6 fantastic tobaccos, and will take lots of us by surprise: nicely spiced, coffee & cream.