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The 5 Best Cigars to Smoke on Labor Day Weekend

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Shane K.

Labor Day weekend isn’t simply summer’s last hurrah. It’s an official federal holiday designated to commemorate the social and economic progress of American workers. The first state to pass a law marking Labor Day was Oregon in 1887. A wave of 23 additional states adopted the legislation in subsequent years. In 1894, Congress passed an act declaring the first Monday in September as a legal holiday and officially recognized it as Labor Day.

Why Was Labor Day Created?

Endless hours, poor working conditions, the reliance on child labor, and a host of intolerable circumstances in the wake of the Industrial Revolution necessitated the rise of the Labor Movement and the formation of unions whose primary objective was to protect the American worker. We enjoy a number of precious benefits thanks to the sacrifices of America’s working classes generations ago.

Today, Labor Day is an excellent occasion to get away with family and friends for a three-day weekend of barbecuing, visiting the beach, or chilling out in the backyard hammock before the cooler weather kicks in. Of course, no long weekend is complete without premium cigars. Here are the best cigars you can smoke with your buddies this Labor Day.

5 Amazing Cigars to Smoke on Labor Day

#1 - Ashton Cabinet

Handmade from a premium selection of vintage Dominican tobaccos and a golden-blond Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf sewn in the fertile soils of the Connecticut River Valley, Ashton Cabinet is an ideal cigar to fire up while you get your last kicks of summer in. A creamy profile of toasted almonds, coffee beans, and sweetened cedar tastes amazing during an afternoon at the beach or out on the golf course.

#2 - La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

A 95-rated recipe of aged Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos is gently tucked under a succulent San Andrés wrapper leaf in a blend created by award-winning cigar-maker Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia in Estelí, Nicaragua. Medium to full-bodied flavors of cracked black pepper, espresso beans, nuts, and dark cocoa culminate in a pleasantly sweet conclusion. Light up La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor when you’re craving crisp, smoky flavor to accompany an icy Labor Day mojito. Experience the top-rated bestseller in a handful of soft box-pressed shapes.

#3 - Arturo Fuente Don Carlos

The iconic Arturo Fuente Don Carlos was created for late Fuente family patriarch Carlos Fuente Sr. Today, his son, legendary cigar-maker Carlito Fuente, presides over the Fuente portfolio with an unflinching allegiance to quality and taste. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos is drawn from a toothy Cameroon wrapper and a complex blend of premium Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. Watch the sun go down with a top-shelf bourbon and an Arturo Fuente Don Carlos in hand from the comfort of the front porch.

#4 - San Cristobal Revelation

A versatile profile of cocoa, caramel, wood, leather, and black pepper mesmerizes the palate with a classic, medium-bodied finish. An exquisite blend of patiently aged Nicaraguan long-fillers lies beneath a creamy and glistening Ecuador Sumatra wrapper leaf. San Cristobal Revelation delivers remarkable balance and taste every palate can appreciate. Impress your pals with San Cristobal if you’re throwing a picnic in the park or watching a ball game on the flat screen down in your man cave.

#5 - Rocky Patel Renaissance Habano

If you’re planning on camping, fishing, or hiking a trail this Labor Day, pick up a high-quality but affordable bundle of Rocky Patel Renaissance Habano. A deep golden-brown Cuban-seed wrapper leaf embraces a complex core on Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos blended to Rocky’s exacting standards. A toasted profile of leather, earth, and fresh ground espresso captivates the palate perfectly beginning at just $2.49 per cigar. For the price, ‘RP’ Renaissance is an excellent choice if you’re participating in a rugged Labor Day excursion like kayaking or climbing a mountain.

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