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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 sown in the fertile soils of the Connecticut River Valley, Ashton Cabinet is an ideal cigar to fire up on a sunny afternoon. A creamy, easygoing profile of cashew, almond, coffee bean, and sweetened cedar culminates with a touch of spice in a luscious finish. When you’re pairing cigars with classic summer cocktails, Ashton Cabinet is a delicious cigar to smoke with a mint julep or a margarita.

Strength: Mild-Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

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#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.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: San Andrés

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#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.

Strength: Medium
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Cameroon

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#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.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

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#5 - Oliva Master Blends 3

If you’re planning on camping, fishing, or hiking a trail this Labor Day, Oliva Master Blends 3 is a cigar worth packing in your backpack. You can save big on our top-selling 20-cigar Master Blends 3 Monster Deal, too, if you need cigars to share with your pals. Master Blends 3 is no ordinary Oliva. It was originally conceived as an annual limited edition. An oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper blankets a hearty core of premium Nicaraguan long-fillers aged to perfection in four popular shapes. Tasting notes of dark cocoa, earth, brown sugar, and pepper pleases in every puff. Fill a flask with your favorite bourbon, and kick back with Oliva this Labor Day.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

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