For today’s International Cigar Lightation Ceremony I found a terrific boutique cigar manufacturer with the Mombacho Tierra Volcan. This mild-to-medium bodied Nicaraguan puro is full of sweet flavor but not overwhelming.
To kick of the New Year I’ve chosen the Avo XO for today’s International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This medium-bodied cigar features tobaccos aged for at least 6 years including an Ecuadorian wrapper and Dominican binder and filler.
To wrap up 2020 I’ve pulled out the Sindicato Particulares for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This Cubanesque cigar was featured in the December 2020 Cigar Dave Officers Club and features a beautiful Shade Grown Corojo Jalapa wrapper and tobaccos from Nicaragua. I’ve paired it with the Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve champagne.
Cigar Dave is joined by Sommelier Tommy D, Captain Eric and the lovely Princess Debbie for 2021 Happy New Year Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting Maneuvers as they sample 11 wines, including a mystery wine, and 3 champagne cocktails.
For Christmas Eve I’ve chosen the Sindicato Affinity for the International Cigar Lightation Ceremony. This medium-bodied cigar has a Connecticut seed wrapper grown in Ecuador blended with aged Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos for a rich, flavorful, and complex taste profile.
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.