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Top Super Bowl Cigars

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Shane K.

It’s almost game time, folks! Make sure you’ve got chips, dip, and a flat screen as wide as a Mack truck. And of course cigars. The Super Bowl and premium cigars were practically born for one another. An entire season of football culminates in a roughly 3-hour spectacle of blitzes, bump-and-runs, funny commercials, and an elaborate half-time show. You need a big cigar to get through the whole thing. If you’re one of the lucky few fans whose favorite team is in the mix (or you’re from Boston), you’ll need a good cigar to keep your nerves calm.

We’ve put together a solid list of the Top Super Bowl Cigars we think you should add to your man cave before kick-off. The best cigars to smoke during the Super Bowl should burn for a good amount of time. Before your pals show up to devour every last bag of snacks and bottle of beer in sight, add some premium smokes to your spread. Camaraderie and bonding over the Big Game demands a big cigar.

#1 - Ashton Classic Churchill (7.5 x 52)

Like a lot of guys, you probably want something creamy and mild that tastes great, especially if you’re going to smoke for the whole game. Ashton Classic Churchill is our first suggestion. At 7.5 inches by a 52 ring gauge, this cigar actually sports the dimensions of a Double Corona, as opposed to a traditional Churchill. That means you’ve got well over an hour to enjoy a cool-burning, creamy Dominican cigar, handmade with premium aged long-fillers and a golden-blond Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf. Notes of toasted nuts, coffee beans, and cedar are easy to appreciate whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned cigar lover.

If you already know how good Ashton Classic tastes and you want something even longer, consider an Ashton Cabinet Selection #1. At 9 inches by a 52 ring gauge, Ashton Cabinet Selection #1 is drafted from a recipe of premium Dominican tobaccos that have been matured for an extra few years. It promises close to 2 hours of silky, sublime cigar smoking in a beautifully handcrafted Perfecto.

Lastly, as far as Ashton goes, I can’t resist suggesting an Ashton VSG Spellbound if you prefer a more full-bodied blend. A stately box-pressed Double Corona is drafted in pristine 7.5 by 54 dimensions from an iconic recipe of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos beneath a vintage Ecuador Sumatra wrapper leaf. Notes of leather, raisins, and cedar carry a touch of spice throughout a resounding finish. If you’re not mesmerized by the game, your Ashton VSG Spellbound guarantees to hold your attention.

#2 - La Aroma de Cuba Double Corona (7.5 x 54)

La Aroma de Cuba is handcrafted in a generous 7.5 by 54 Double Corona that promises plenty of burn time while your buddies divide up the pizza. A dark cocoa-hued Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper encapsulates a medium-bodied recipe of premium aged binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. Award-winning cigar-makers Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia and his son, Jaime Garcia, blend La Aroma de Cuba to deliver exceptional flavors of cedar, brown sugar, almonds, and signature spices. Savor a handmade, 93-rated Nicaraguan gem for an amazing value. 

#3 - Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece (9 x 52)

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece has long been a benchmark for longer cigars. Carlito Fuente blends a marvelous combination of premium Dominican binder and filler tobaccos beneath a glistening Cameroon wrapper leaf. This amazing Perfecto-shaped beauty furnishes a medium-bodied profile of sweetened cedar, black pepper, cocoa, and nuts. It measures up perfectly with a number of lagers or sips of your favorite whiskey. At 9 inches and a 52 ring gauge, Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece will easily get your through a good chunk of the game.  

#4 - Padron 1964 Anniversary ‘A’ (8.25 x 50)

Prep your palate for an extended epicurean feast with a Padron 1964 Anniversary ‘A’ at 8.25 inches by a 50 ring gauge. The classic ‘A’ format is alive and kicking, although you may not encounter it as often as more traditional Churchill or Robusto shapes. It takes a good amount of time to get through and ‘A,’ but what makes this shape special is the magnificent transition of flavor that occurs in a cigar this long. Padron is well-known for delivering notes of cinnamon, cedar, cayenne, and cocoa. Imagine smoking the classic profile of Padron for close to a couple of hours.

Fans of bigger ring gauges should also consider a Padron 1964 Anniversary #4. At 6.5 inches by a 60 ring gauge, it gains enough girth to burn for about the same amount of time because bigger ring gauge cigars burn slower. Both cigars are handmade from the same lauded recipe of premium aged Nicaraguan tobaccos and both are available in Natural and Maduro wrappers. Put a prestigious cigar on your football-watching menu next week with Padron.

#5 - La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Digger (8.5 x 60)

As a celebrated cigar-maker and founder of La Flor Dominicana, Litto Gomez crafts a popular portfolio of small-batch smokes. Every year he actually makes a small run of Super Bowl cigars just for cigar retailers in the city that hosts the Big Game. However, our best suggestion for a true Super Bowl smoke from La Flor Dominicana is the Double Ligero Digger. The Digger clocks in at 8.5 inches by a bursting 60 ring gauge. The protracted and portly smoke is drafted from a peppery profile of full-bodied Ligero tobaccos and a succulent Sun Grown wrapper from Ecuador. Notes of espresso beans, earth, cedar, and hickory reveal a potent finish. Our best word of advice: don’t do the Digger on any empty stomach, son.

#6 - San Cristobal Revelation Leviathan (6.5 x 64)

Legendary cigar-maker Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia blends a rich and delicious range of profiles in San Cristobal. One of our best Super Bowl recommendations is San Cristobal Revelation Leviathan. With 6.5 inches and a 64 ring, this is another great cigar for big ring gauge fans. It’s also impeccably balanced with a medium-bodied profile of leather, cedar, almonds, and spices. A cocoa-hued Ecuador Sumatra wrapper covers a complex core of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. It burns cool and slow from beginning to end.

Of, if you prefer a more full-bodied profile from Pepin, the original San Cristobal Coloso will also last toward the 2-minute warning with 6.75 by 62 dimensions. A shimmering Nicaraguan Oscuro wrapper leaf delivers hearty tasting notes of espresso beans, dark fruit, earth, and signature Nicaraguan spices.

#7 - Punch President (8.5 x 52)

The popular Cuban-legacy profile of Punch can be enjoyed for an extended period of time with a Punch President at 8.5 inches by a 52 ring gauge. The shape has been a staple for aficionados of big sizes for decades. The medium-bodied profile is handmade from a complex recipe of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Honduran long-fillers in either a gingerbread-hued Ecuador Sumatra wrapper leaf or a darker Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. Notes of black pepper, cayenne, wood, and fresh ground coffee will keep you on your toes if you’re waiting for the opposing team to throw a pick.

#8 - Argyle A-Bomb (9 x 95)

Not only will this noticeable behemoth get you through this year’s Super Bowl, you could easily still be puffing away on it when the Big Game hits the airwaves in 2020. At a gargantuan thickness of 95mm at its thickest point and an incredible 9 inches long, Argyle A-Bomb is a polarizing smoke – and it requires a commitment to finish. An unadulterated 5-hour smoking extravaganza is more than simply a trivial super-sized cigar in this beast. Argyle A-Bomb is handmade entirely from premium aged tobaccos that taste amazing. Vintage Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers lie beneath a lustrous Corojo wrapper leaf in a patiently handmade Perfecto. The A-Bomb is complex, too. Notes of dried fruit, almonds, leather, and wood emerge with a pleasant aroma.

The only hitch is that you should order one now and fire it up with furious dispatch the second it gets to your doorstep if you hope to be nubbing the end by the time the 2-minute warning pops up. It’s the one cigar one our list that you actually might not have enough time to smoke. Cheers!

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