Cigars for the Big Day

Celebration season’s coming up—graduations, weddings, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and summer holidays, all opportunities for enjoying a celebratory cigar. Special events often call for special smoke as well. It could be something a little out of the ordinary, maybe a cigar you’ve always wanted to try and kept thinking “maybe someday. “ Well, maybe that someday is here! Lots of cigars come to mind as possible candidates for celebration cigars, but we tend to veer over toward what we loosely describe as “good-lookin’” cigars, especially since there are often cameras present and wouldn’t you want to be caught holding something with some presence and style? Of course, you would. With that in mind, here are some good-lookin’ celebration cigars to consider: Ashton VSG. This is a cigar we come back to often, and for good reason as it’s simply a quality smoke through and through. Rich and robust, yet utterly smooth and smokable, it’s hard not to fall in love with this cigar on first sight, largely driven by the silky look and feel of the Ecuadorian wrapper, grown exclusively for these cigars by the Fuente family. Light it up, and we’re pretty sure you’ll be in love. Check out our store for some special sale pricing on these popular sticks. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario. You can hardly go wrong with a cigar line that’s got “anniversary” and “edition” in its name, and this line, made by the Fuentes, doesn’t disappoint. It’s made in honor of the 30th anniversary of Don Carlos, which is one of the most sought-after cigars the Fuentes ever made. These sticks sport a specially aged Cameroon wrapper around Dominican filler and are aged for at least two years before released to the market. Limited in production and availability, they’re expensive at over $30 a stick but very, very worth it. Avo XO. If you’re looking for a cigar a little on the lighter side, both in taste and in the hit on your wallet, the Avo XO is a worthy candidate. It boasts a five-country blend inside of an elegant Connecticut shade wrapper. We’re also fond of the understated cigar band sporting the initials of Avo Uvezian, the famed jazz musician and composer who’s also the genius behind this line. The robust-sized