Today’s selection for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is the Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro. This cigar is named for a scientific concept relating to how outside influences positively affect one’s well-being. It’s a medium-plus bodied cigars that features a lush Maduro wrapper from San Andreas, Brazilian Habano binder and all Nicaraguan filler.
For the 8th and final night of the Festival of Lightation I’ve pulled out a beautiful premium cigar, the Davidoff 702 Series Double R. This cigar features a proprietary 702 Habano Ecuadorian wrapper that beautifully balances leather and pepper notes into a spicier taste experience.
I’ve picked the Crowned Heads Four Kicks for Night 7 of the Festival of Lightation. This medium-bodied boutique cigar was created with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and Nicaragua filler tobaccos which burst with notes of richness and complexity.
For Night 6 of the Festival of Lightation I’ve pulled out the Macanudo Inspirado White which features an golden Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper, aged for 6 years, Indonesian binder and Nicaraguan Estelí and Mexican San Andrés filler aged for four years. This mild-to-medium bodied cigar is full of notes of earth and spice.
I’ve selected the Rocky Patel Quarter Century for Night 5 of the Festival of Lightation. This cigar features a San Andrés wrapper and Nicaraguan tobaccos that are aged 2 years after rolling and 10 years before to celebrate Rocky’s 25 years in the cigar industry.
Night 4 of the Festival of Lightation features the Avo Classic Maduro No. 2. This cigar features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper that is aged 3 years delivering a rich and smooth flavor.
For the Festival of Lightation Night 3 I’ve chosen the Plasencia Cosecha 146 which marks the 146th harvest of the family’s inaugural tobacco crop of 1865. This cigar is a medium-bodied, full-flavored cigar with a complex and sweet taste thanks to its wrapper from the Jamastran valley.
For night 2 of the 2020 Cigar Dave Festival of Lightation I’ve selected the Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15 Year which uses 15-year-old aged tobacco, comprised of an oily Criollo 1998 wrapper combined with an aged Dominican, olor binder and a 15-year old Dominican Filler.
For the first night of the 2020 Cigar Dave Festival Of Lightation the General is lightning up the Alec Bradley MAXX. This large cigars uses tobaccos from 5 different countries for a smoke that is balanced, sweet and complex.
Today’s International Cigar Lightation Ceremony features the Alec Bradley Prensado which was created to pay homage to the Cuban traditions of cigar making rolling the filler ‘entuba-do,’ triple capping the head and box pressing the finished cigar. This medium to full bodied smoke was featured in the November Officers Club selection.