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Best Cigars to Celebrate Retirement

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Shane K.

Reaching retirement is a milestone worthy of celebrating with a great cigar. You’ve put in decades at the office, on the road, or wherever your occupation led you, and now you’ll have even more time for golfing, road trips, and plenty of pastimes you can enjoy with a cigar. Here are five superb smokes to fire up as you usher in the golden years. They’re also perfect suggestions if you’re looking for a cigar gift for your boss. Put these impressive special occasion cigars on your radar today.

1. Ashton ESG

An opulent profile of cedar, graham cracker, molasses, and black pepper culminates with creamy nuances in a rare, 94-rated profile blended by legendary cigar-maker Carlito Fuente from the finest premium tobaccos. An oily Sun Grown wrapper, harvested on the Chateau de la Fuente estates in the Dominican Republic, embraces vintage Dominican long-fillers matured for an unrivaled finish. Ashton ESG has been ranked in the critics’ ‘Top 10’ in Cigar Aficionado on numerous occasions. Kick back with a masterpiece from the top of the bestselling Ashton portfolio today.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican

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2. Fuente Fuente Opus X

Fuente Fuente Opus X cigars are the pride and joy of Arturo Fuente brand owner and master blender Carlito Fuente. Although they can be tough to find due to their rarity, the reward is worth the effort. A gorgeous Shade Grown wrapper, also cultivated on the Chateau de la Fuente estates, covers an intricate blend of premium Dominican long-filler tobaccos in several classic and unconventional sizes. Zesty notes of cinnamon, Turkish fig, cedar, and black pepper mingle with hints of cocoa and baking spices throughout an indulgent and complex smoke rated 97 points and awarded ‘#1 Cigar of the Year’ honors for 2023 in Cigar Aficionado. Bring an Opus X to a retirement party when you want to impress your favorite retiree with the perfect cigar gift.

Strength: Full
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican

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3. La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse

Award-winning cigar-maker Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia blends La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse exclusively from triple-fermented Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos tucked under a dark and decadent San Andrés Oscuro wrapper leaf. Ultra-smooth notes of dark chocolate lava cake, espresso bean, and Turkish fig layer the palate with a touch of Himalayan pink salt and black peppercorn throughout a rich and robust profile. La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse is handcrafted in Estelí, Nicaragua, by skilled artisans in a collection of popular sizes.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: San Andrés Oscuro

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4. Padrón 40th Anniversary

Padrón 40th Anniversary cigars are patiently handmade in a sharply box-pressed Torpedo by the most experienced rollers at the Padrón factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. This meticulous smoke unfolds with notes of cocoa powder, cedar, cinnamon, and nuts with hints of cayenne and molasses before imparting a lavish finish that lasts a long time. Padrón 40th Anniversary cigars are blended entirely from special reserves of premium Nicaraguan tobaccos aged for a minimum of ten years. The 40th Anniversary blend also bears the distinction of earning the very first ‘#1 Cigar of the Year’ title in 2004 in Cigar Aficionado.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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5. My Father Le Bijou 1922

My Father Le Bijou 1922 boasts impressive accolades, including a 97-point rating and ‘#1 Cigar of the Year’ honors in 2015. This dark and attractive smoke stands out in the My Father portfolio for its savory complexity and powerful flavor. An oily Cuban-seed Oscuro wrapper leaf, grown in Ecuador, neatly conceals an aged blend of robust Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos. Meaty notes of espresso bean, leather, earth, and black pepper accompany hints of dark chocolate and raisin in a superlative after-dinner cigar.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano

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