I wanted to be creative and this Cigar Samplers offering something like "Dark and Lovely" or "Bold and Beautiful" or..... you get the point. After looking at it, smoking it, and enjoying it, I'm putting it under the "Big Names" category. Why? It's my site and it makes sense to me and hopefully you too. You see, this is a perfect example of what Cigar Samplers is about. I'm checking all the boxes here. Big brand names, well-crafted sticks, variety of sizes, variety of wrappers, variety of countries, ratings, good price, and free shipping. That's a ton of boxes and a ton of checks!!! Boom, let's deep dive into this sampler.
Hailing from the DR and fresh off his cigar of the year win, I present the EP Carrillo Dusk Obscure (7 X 54). Obscure is brimming with flavors of dark coffee, cedar, mocha, and just a hint of pepper. The blend is a 3 country harmony of goodness. The wrapper is Dominican, the binder is from Ecuador and the filler is aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. I see myself at a campfire in the woods enjoying this cigar after I just cooked a perfect steak and poured a great bourbon! That's the pairing for this.
The next cigar retails for almost $20.00 by itself and is a special cigar for a special time. This is not an every single day cigar unless you got that bitcoin money! The La Aurora Preferido Black Diamond (5.5 X 54) is a tasty work of art only rolled by the best people. The Preferidos Black Diamond has a deep, rich Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over Dominican binder and aged fillers, resulting in a full-bodied smoke with a profile of coffee, pepper, and cedar. I've seen the fillers aging in rum barrels with my own eyes at the factory. These are special cigars!
The Cain Daytona Robusto ( 5 X 50) is handcrafted by the good people from Oliva in Esteli. Here is what you need to know! This cigar is a ligero bomb. What does this mean Jeff? Good question. It means white pepper and spices abound in this full-bodied stick. This cigar delivers the goods every time! Enjoy this Nicaraguan puro with its Jalapa Valley ligero tobacco.
Lastly, when you think "big names", have to toss Alec Bradley into that conversation. There is no doubt that Alan Rubin has not had TONS of super-rated cigars in his career. The Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto ( 5.25 X 52) should be a staple in your humidor. The secret to this cigar is the 4 country blend and the fact that factory manager Alex delivers a consistent and easy-to-smoke cigar. Medium in body and full in flavor describes this rich offering from the Raices Cubanas factory in Danli, Honduras.
I'm a reasonable man and this pack demonstrates that. Cigar Samplers price, with FREE shipping, is around $26.99. Okay, it is $26.99. If you went out and bought these cigars at a "normal" store, you would pay around $40.00. That's plus or minus a few bucks depending on the retail store. What about your time, gas, wear & tear, dealing with people? That's got to be worth a bunch! This pack will fly out the door so get it whilst you can. Thank you for your support! Jeff