Cigar Smoking Options To Try This Year

A new year brings opportunities to chase away the holiday hangover blues by stepping out of normal cigar smoking routines. Switching it up to start the year is a great way to make your cigar adventures more rewarding. So, this guide shows you top-rated cigars, new releases, samplers, and a few out-of-the-ordinary smokes you can try this year.

New Cigars to Try Out

The excitement of another year filled with new cigars to try is already at full tilt. This year’s slate of new cigars is already shaping up to be a great year for cigars, with many new releases that are sure to get your tastebuds humming. Some of the most anticipated new cigars to try out include:

Mi Querida Triqui Traca 448

Steve Saka’s Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust keeps churning out some of the most delectably satisfying smokes available today, and the Mi Querida Triqui Traca 448 is the latest winning example. Compact in size and bursting with richness, it’s a must for Saka loyalists and fans of lively Nicaraguan smokes.

Tatuaje Cohetes

Pete Johnson’s Tatuaje cigars are cigar connoisseur favorites offering a wonderfully diverse selection of tasty treats like the newly released Tatuaje Cohetes collection. Available in Broadleaf, Sumatra, or Habano wrappers, the 4” x 50 cigars are a smooth and delicious way to start your new cigar year.

Aganorsa Leaf Aniversario Maduro TGS 2022

Aganorsa Leaf is famous for both tobacco growing and cigar making. The limited-run Aganorsa Leaf Aniversario Maduro TGS 2022 Exclusive brings it all together for an unforgettably complex experience. The Great Smoke (TGS) event exclusive is set to be one of this year’s rarest and most sought-after finds.

Jeremy Piven Collection

The most talked-about new cigar lines to start the year comes from actor Jeremy Piven. The Entourage star called upon Dion Giolito of Illusione cigars to blend smooth and flavorful top-shelf Nicaraguan smokes. The first offering is the Jeremy Piven Collection PIV Robusto, an early favorite for best of 2022.

Unconventional Cigars to Try

Trying unconventional cigars is a great way to spice up your cigar adventures and break out of the post-holiday doldrums. Many intriguing cigars are available that allow you to experiment with less traditional sizes, shapes, or blends. Here are five of the most uniquely entertaining cigars to try this year:

  1. StillWell Star by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
  2. JFR Lunatic Perfecto Loco Maduro El Gran Loco
  3. Deadwood Crazy Alice by Drew Estate
  4. Island Jim San Andres # Two by Oscar
  5. JSK Jas Sum Kral Nuggs

These and other wildly unique smokes are not mere novelty cigars from the pipe tobacco-infused StillWell Star to the unforgettable look, feel, and smoke of Drew Estate’s Deadwood Crazy Alice. Each is a high-quality creation that can liven up your cigar smoking experiences with smooth, tasty, and highly satisfying characters no matter the time of year.

Top-Shelf Cigars to Smoke

A surefire way to make for blissful cigar-smoking escapes is to treat yourself to the best of the best in luxury cigars. These super premiums from the most prestigious brands in the world can offer complexity, smoothness, and taste that regular everyday cigars cannot. Top-shelf cigars that offer another level of quality and character include:

  • Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edicion De Aniversario Robusto
  • Cohiba Connecticut Toro
  • Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Churchill
  • Diamond Crown No. 3 Natural
  • La Aurora Preferido Platinum Tubo
  • Padron Family Reserve Maduro No. 46

These luxurious cigars offer uncompromising quality that is noticeable before the cigars are even set aflame. Of course, super-premium cigars won’t fit every budget, but there is no better way to go if you want to smoke the cigar world’s very best.

Cigar Samplers to Expand Your Palate

Cigar samplers are a great way to expand your palate and try cigars you might not ordinarily smoke. Samplers can give you a better idea of the differences between cigars, whether a variety of cigar brands or a particular brand’s various blends, shapes, or sizes. Cigar samplers can be a more affordable way to try cigars too. There are many hidden treasures to be found in cigar samplers, so here are a few favorites to get you started:

Alec Bradley Taste of the World Sampler

This best-seller features six of Alec Bradley’s best Toro-size cigars, including the highly-rated Prensado Gran Toro and Post Embargo Toro. In addition, the Alec Bradley Taste of the World Sampler is a great way to taste similar-sized premium cigars of different blends without breaking the bank.

Padron 8 Count Sampler

The Padron 8 Count Sampler is an all-time great assortment, featuring an award-winning lineup of Padron’s best. Available in Maduro or Natural, the 8 Count Sampler includes various sizes and shapes of Padron’s 1964 Anniversary and Serie 1926 lines and the classic 6000 Torpedo and 4000 cigars.

NUB Cigar Variety Sampler with Punch Cutter

This NUB sampler is perfect for trying an assortment of short yet large diameter cigars that deliver rewarding smokes at a good value. The sampler features each of NUB’s Cameroon, Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro blends, as well as a convenient NUB keychain punch cutter to use while on the go.

Altadis Iconic Brand Assortment 

The Iconic Brand sampler from Altadis is loaded with nine cigars from the legendary H. Upmann, Montecristo, and Romeo y Julieta brands. With three different blends for each brand, this sampler is a wonderfully affordable way to experience some of the most popular and iconic cigars available today.

Cigar Dojo 2021 Top Cigars of the Year Sampler

Every year the folks at Cigar Dojo meticulously sort through and rate cigars to find the very best smokes for you to try. Five of their top picks for 2021 are available in this tantalizing sampler, featuring Top Ten selections from Aganorsa Leaf, Avo, Drew Estate’s Undercrown, Laranja by Espinosa, and Montecristo.

Samplers let you compare and contrast different cigars, giving your palate the chance to evolve further and take cigar experiences to another level. Whether building your own sampler or choosing an assortment that features different blends, sizes, shapes, or brands, the best cigar samplers can elevate your cigar-smoking experiences throughout the new year and beyond.

Treat Yourself to the Best Cigars of the Year

Whether you are escaping the post-holiday blues or want to treat yourself to something new, there are plenty of great cigar options to try this year. So, start your search for new cigars at Smoke Inn and begin a journey filled with endless cigar-smoking possibilities.

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