Cigar news: I requested several cigar folks to comprise a list of smokes that novice cigar smokers should try. There was no price point that needed to be followed. Here is the first of the pack from Mark Solnick, an experienced dude of many talents and cigar knowledge is one of them.
Mark was at one time a nationally ranked bicyclist, an expert on emergency preparedness for the Red Cross and an around good guy.
Here is Mark’s take of what to smoke for the new kid on the block.
Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real Corona: My go to: rich, but mellow, medium body. Dominican with Nicaraguan blend. Love it.
Arturo Fuente 858: Use to be my go to till I found the R & J Reserva. Mellow and medium classic taste, Dominican. Lots of chocolate most people say.
Macanudo Cafe: Mix of Dominican and Mexican with Connecticut wrapper. Complex but still relatively mild , a hit of coffee and spices. Mild, medium in flavor.
Brickhouse Double Connecticut Robusto: Mild and creamy , all Mexican with a great Connecticut wrapper for smoothness. Unique flavor, can’t go wrong with it.
Montecristo Double Corona Connecticut: Cuban version, a little spicy but mellow enough for all smokers. Great Montecristo.
There you go, one cigar smoker’s opinion of what novice smokers should partake. Lots of choices with an array of brands.
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