Cigars and Presidents of the United States of America go hand in hand. Ulysses S. Grant, JFK and Bill Clinton all enjoyed a cigar and now it’s your turn to smoke like a president.
If you’d like to learn more about the history of tobacco in connection to US presidents there is a fantastic article on Cigar Aficionado
Your The Oval Office Presidential Cigar Selection Includes:
We start off with the cigar of the year 2017 – La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull Cigar a cigar as intriguing in flavour as it is in appearance. It’s a combination of Corojo-seed Ecuador Habano wrapper on a blend that consists primarily of Dominican Criollo ’98 tobacco, a hybrid and a bit of Pelo d’Oro too. First impressions are bold and savory with strong notes of hickory and leather. But it continues to take on a complex spiciness of saffron and cumin as well as a slight tangy note that brings the strength and spice together quite gracefully—and it only gets better with every puff.
The San Cristobal Oficios Casa Del Habanos is named after what used to be Old Havana’s main street and where people of such “noble trades” as scribblers, intellectuals and small cigar makers set up shops. A little bit harsh especially the first third, this cigar reminds us with the Petit Corona made for the Festival del Habano in 2000.
The Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie cigar combine a dark, coffee-hued Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper with a creamy, light Ecuadorian Shade main wrapper. The good news here is, this duo works just as well, lending to a complex array of flavours and aromas. Less demanding on the palate than the other members of the JdN family, this medium-bodied blend also features carefully selected Nicaraguan long-fillers that deliver a solid, smooth experience worthy of praise. Enjoy Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta, a truly unique cigar.
Many will remember that the Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado was named Cigar of the Year in 2014. The brand continues its trajectory of excellence with the Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto. It’s a far more compact format, and perhaps more approachable, as not everyone is inclined to light up a large double figurado as their everyday smoke. The blend is centered around a Sumatra-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador paired with Nicaraguan tobacco. This combination isn’t terribly common in the premium cigar world, but the Oliva Cigar Co. seems to understand the tobaccos and how they fit together for harmony and balance.
La Flor Dominicana La Nox is the full-bodied cigar lover’s dream come to life. The blends are incredibly full-flavored and packed to the gills with ligero, with a nice smooth flavor to back them all up. Litto Gomez and his team at LFD are certified Dominican Tobacco Geniuses, with each blend being better than the last. La Nox is the prime example of this, with more industry awards heaped upon it than you can shake a stick at.
Utilising nearly 100% American leaves, The Camacho Barrel Aged Toro Cigar boasts a bold, oily Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper with American Broadleaf tobaccos also making appearances in the binder and filler tobaccos. The key to the blend comes in the form of a special Corojo filler leaf that’s aged for 6 years, only to be additionally stored in bourbon barrels to impart a truly unique flavor to an already stellar blend. The first Camacho to be produced in Davidoff of Geneva’s prestigious Dominican factory, American Barrel Aged showcases bold notes of pepper, cashew, and sweet spices that are accented by a slight undertone of bourbon to deliver a blend you won’t soon forget.
Your selection pack also contains a Havana House cutter and EMS cigar matches.