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Best Cigars to Smoke While Watching a Hockey Game

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Shane K.

Hockey fans are some of the most passionate period. The fast, frenetic, and sometimes violent sport inspires a hearty degree of devotion. Whether you’re a fan of the Flyers, Bruins, Blackhawks, Penguins, Kings, or Red Wings, watching a sea of jerseys sail across the ice to take care of business is a commanding sight. What better way to spectate than with a cigar in hand?

Of course, it’s also befitting hockey’s Great One, Wayne Gretzky, has been a big aficionado for decades. When you’ve got your favorite hockey team tuned in down in your man cave or at your local cigar lounge, you need a cigar with some teeth to calm your nerves and keep up with the sport’s active pace. Here are five great cigars to smoke while your team is skating and slugging it out in the rink.

#1 - La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial

Recently re-blended and re-packaged, La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial offers a generous profile of smoked almonds, leather, espresso beans, and spices. Celebrated cigar-maker Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia is a master at crafting cigars with a magnificent blend of intensity and taste. An oily Cuban-seed wrapper harbors a well-aged amalgam of premium Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano

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#2 - Oliva Serie V

Chewy, meaty, and intense flavors of leather, wood, mesquite, and spices define the 95-rated Oliva Serie V before its full-bodied finish emerges. A reddish-brown Ecuador Habano wrapper leaf hugs a bold blend of Nicaraguan Ligero binder and filler tobaccos in a well-made collection of classic shapes. With its dense and rich taste, Oliva Serie V is an excellent cigar to take the edge off when you’re not sure where the puck is landing.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano

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#3 - Perdomo Lot 23

An all-Nicaraguan blend of premium tobaccos comprises Perdomo Lot 23 in a handful of popular shapes. Brand owner Nick Perdomo grows all of the tobacco for Lot 23 on a single farm in Estelí, Nicaragua. A Corojo-seed wrapper amplifies a medium-bodied profile of cedar, almonds, earth, and spices in affordable well-made Nicaraguan Puro.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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#4 - Cain Habano

A vigorous profile of black pepper, leather, earth, and hickory characterizes a full-bodied blend handmade at the award-winning Oliva factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Cain Habano is not for the faint of heart, friends. Its intense taste comes from a spicy amalgam of Nicaraguan Ligero tobaccos in a collection of consistent shapes. Cain is considered the official brand of lumberjacks and tough guys everywhere and can’t be left out of the equation when you’re in search of the perfect stick to smoke during a hockey game.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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#5 - New World by AJ Fernandez

Boutique cigar-maker AJ Fernandez has caught the attention of critics and cigar consumers with several popular blends like New World. The medium to full-bodied cigar originates in a complex recipe of Nicaraguan long-fillers drafted beneath a lustrous Nicaraguan wrapper leaf. A profile of red pepper, espresso beans, and leather emerges with a zesty and semi-sweet aroma. Chomp on your favorite shape when your favorite enforcers get their dukes out for a tango on the ice.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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