Last week I bought another box of cigars to fill up the lovely mahogany humidor on my fireplace mantel. The stick? Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur No. II Claro. These 6.75×47 cigars feature a Connecticut Shade wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican filler. They’re tasty, well-constructed and at $130 for a box of 25, they’re a pretty good deal.
When I smoke, I enjoy many different types of cigars. I like to experiment with shapes and sizes and blends because it helps make me a more well-rounded connoisseur of fine tobacco. That said, my “comfort sticks” — the go-to cigar when I don’t feel like being particularly choosy — rotate among the same few: The Hoyo de Monterrey Excaliburs, the Kristoff GC series, Partagas 1845s.
These cigars deliver a consistently good experience in a way that meshes well with my flavor preferences.
So, readers — what are YOUR favorite go-to sticks?