ALTERNATIVES TO MACHINE MADE MINIS IN PREMIUM HAND MADE CIGARS

For all our busy customers that enjoy smoking Cuban minis or other machine made small cigars I would like to recommend some options in the Hand made cigar world for a great value and to create a better enjoyment on your palate for those 15-20 minute break

JOYA DE NICARAGUA – PICCOLINO – HAND MADE IN NICARAGUA – MILD STRENGTH

Size: 4 1/8” x 30

Smoke time: 15min

 

I am a big traveller lover, I travel all around the world and I don’t always have time to enjoy a proper cigar, in the past I used to enjoy Davidoff mini silver and Montecristo mini but I wanted to enjoy something more premium and hand made and there are lots of options to consider.

I am a big fan of Joya de Nicaragua and I became really happy when the Piccolino size from the Classic series (oldest Nicaraguan cigar line) came into the UK

A long filler mild cigar blended with sweet Nicaraguan filler mostly from the Jalapa valley famous for their sweet and rich tobacco, and wrapped with a mellow and silky Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.

This little cigar delivers sweet and creamy notes, milky coffee, banana and dry fruits.

 

CAMACHO – MACHITO RANGE – HAND MADE IN HONDURAS

Size: 4” x 32

Smoke Time: 15-20 min

I really love this range since give you different strengths and blend options. All blended with long fillers tobaccos. You can get them in singles or in a pack of 6’ that fits perfectly in your jacket.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut – one of the most classic wrappers mainly use to give extra mellowness, banana and orange notes

Binder: Honduras Corojo – Corojo is considere done of the strongest tobaccos in the world. This binder is added into the blend to add a little kick to the blend and some expresso notes

Filler: Honduras, for and earthy finish; Dominican Republic, for sweetness and dry fruits notes.

Same filler and binder than Connecticut but this time wrapped with the oily hybrid Honduras Criollo 98 wrapper that delivers a richer and stronger smoke with notes of dark cocoa, grass and smoked wood.

Criollo (pronounced cree-oy-yo) means native seed.

Unless the other two, this cigar is blended with 100% Honduras Corojo tobaccos, much richer and stronger than the other two. Leather, dark coffee, oak, spice and a hint of pepper notes can be easily detected for all of those that enjoy full bodied cigar for their short break.

OLIVA – SERIE G CAMEROON – CIGARRILLO – HAND MADE IN NICARAGUA – MEDIUM STRENGTH

Size: 4” x 38

Smoke time: 20 min

 I am a big fan of African Cameroon wrappers as they are very rare and difficult to cultivate.

This wrapper tend to be very delicate and they are not very oily which make it more complicate to use in premium hand made cigars and rare to see in our local cigar shops, so that’s why I feel really happy and surprised when Oliva launched this small size in their serie G range.

Cameroon wrapper taste is amazing since they give a really nice rich, spice-sweet aroma and some cinnamon notes to compliment the cigars.

The unique flavour notes of this wrapper are complimented by the natural richness of the Nicaraguan habano fillers used in this blend.

INCA – RED- CHICO – HAND MADE IN PERU – MEDIUM STRENGTH

Size: 4 ½” x 30

Smoke time: 15 min

Exclusive made by CGARS and created by Mitchell Orchant. This little cigar is blended with 100% peruvian tobacco that delivers a sweet experience with cedar and milky coffee notes on the palate

EL REY DEL MUNDO – DEMI TASSE – HAND MADE IN CUBA – MILD-MEDIUM STRENGTH

Size: 4” X 30

Smoke time: 15 min

For all the Cuban lovers that needs his Cuban taste with the morning expresso. Definetely this is the best hand made alternative to the minis. This little hand made Cuban cigar delivers lots of sweet and sugary notes with a hint of coffee, cedar and white pepper.

ROMEO AND JULIETA – PETIT JULIETA – HAND MADE IN CUBA – MEDIUM STRENGTH

Size: 4” X 30

Smoke time: 15 min

Another little smoke for the Romeo and Julieta and sweet flavour fans. This little cigar delivers the same notes that the large size Romeo cigars. Very sweet, tangy and mellow with fruity and almonds notes with a milky coffee finish.

Enjoy!

David

Cigar Ambassador

david@cgarsltd.co.uk

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