There are cigars that have notes of spice (i.e. black pepper, red pepper, clove, etc.) and then there are cigars that are spicy. Both could be called “spicy cigars,” and we’re going to talk about both in this blog, but we just wanted to make sure we’re all on the same page from the start. Cigars with notes of spice, essentially provide flavors similar to specific spices when you take a puff of your stogie. These cigars are made with tobaccos with tasting notes that provide flavors similar to that spice when you take a puff, just like some cigars provide sweet tasting notes. On the flip side, there are spicy cigars like CAO Zocalo which are made with tobaccos that provide a literal spicy feeling in your mouth when you take a puff.
If you’re looking for recommendations for spicy cigars, here are some of the best ones according to Holt’s Cigar Company:
Fuente Fuente Opus X
My Father Le Bijou 1922
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero
Oliva Serie V