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February 5th, 2021 Lightation Ceremony – Tabanero Sun Grown Robusto

With Tampa hosting the Super Bowl this weekend I’ve chosen a local boutique cigar maker for today’s International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. I have the Tabanero Sun Grown Robusto made by Yanko Maceda in Ybor City in the Cigar City with an Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper, Nicaraguan ligero and seco with Ecuadorian volado.





January 19th, 2021 Lightation Ceremony – Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro

For my final International Cigar Lightation Ceremony of the Donald J. Trump administration I’ve selected the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro which features an 8-year-old Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper that’s been bourbon barrel-aged for an additional 14-months. This medium-to-full bodied smoke has notes of semi-sweet chocolate and espresso on the finish.


January 14th, 2021 Lightation Ceremony – Tennessee Waltz from Crowned Heads

Today’s International Cigar Lightation Ceremony is being conducted with a heavy heart in honor of longtime friend and owner of the Humidor Store, Jim Blanton, who passed away on Sunday night. To honor him I’ve chosen the Tennessee Waltz from Crowned Heads, a medium-to-full bodied cigar with a dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper with Nicaraguan tobaccos for the filler and binder.


January 12th, 2021 Lightation Ceremony – Camacho Distillery Edition Connecticut

Today I’ve pulled out the Camacho Distillery Edition Connecticut for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony as we remember a moment from last year’s National Championship game when Joe Burrow lit up a cigar in the Superdome. The Camacho Distillery Connecticut tobaccos are aged in bourbon barrel for 6 months including the beautiful Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.