Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Humidor's Top 5 Best Sellers in 2008

Here's a list of The Humdor’s top 5 best selling cigars in 2008. If you never had them, try them, and blog your thoughts.

1. Rocky Patel Edge Torpedo
Rocky Patel is a big name in the cigar business and everything he touches seems to turn to gold with high ratings and rave reviews. The Edge by Rocky Patel continues in this spirit with a raw strait from the factory type of look. The name of the cigar really says it all, with a full-bodied and full-flavored aroma that is anything but simple. As cigar aficionados start preferring cigars with more body and flavor, the Edge is right there as a premium vintage cigar at a reasonable everyday price.

The secret to the Edge is the 5 years old blend that is available in either Corojo or Maduro wrappers. Each cigar is hand rolled in Honduras and passes through a rigorous quality control process that ensures only the best cigars are put out to the market. The full-bodied spicy aroma and super long finish has made the Edge one of the hottest cigar brands ever made. If you are ready to take your cigar hobby “to the edge”, then try them out.

2. Fuente Hemingway Short Story
The Hemingway series by Fuente is the most popular all figurado line in the world, boasting a flavorful Cameroon wrapper. The Hemingway series was the first limited edition extension the Fuentes introduced. The line gets its name from famed novelist Ernest Hemingway and started in three sizes: Classic, Signature, and the Short Story. Each cigar in the line is a perfecto shape and has a Dominican filler and binder with a Cameroon wrapper. It is a medium to full-bodied cigar with lots of rich earthy flavors and a pleasant spicy finish. Wood aromas are also detected on the palate as an underlying aroma.

3. Macanudo Hyde Park
Macanudo is the top selling premium cigar brand in the United States. These cigars are made by the General Cigar Company in the Dominican Republic. The Macanudo Hyde Park Café is a real pleasure to smoke, as it produces lighter tastes of almonds, cashews and fresh herbs. A great choice for beginners, and can be used as a benchmark to evaluate other cigars. The Macanudo Hampton Court is also a good choice.

4. Padron 1964 Anniversary Series
As one of the top boutique cigar makers in Nicaragua, the Padrons are well known for growing and rolling some of the world’s top tobacco. For years their cigars have been considered a delicacy by aficionados worldwide. The demand has been so great; they instituted a cap on the number of cigars they produce each year to ensure the hands of time are not rushed and that careful attention is paid to each cigar coming off the rolling tables. The Humidor carries a large selection of Padrons.

The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial is the thickest cigar in that popular line, measuring 6 inches long with a hefty 54 ring gauge. The Aniversary blend was created by the Padróns in 1994 to commemorate the company's 30th anniversary of making cigars. The elegant, balanced flavor of the cigars comes from judicious amounts of well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. They are trunk pressed to give them their classic brick-like shape, and have that trademark Padrón flavor of cocoa and light chocolate and a long, rich finish.

5. Acid Blondie
The Acid Blondie is a Petite Corona with a natural Connecticut Shade wrapper and Nicaraguan filler. Like all the cigars in the Acid Blue line the Blondie is infused with over 140 botanicals that consist of the essential oils from flowers and herbs, many of Asian origin. Of all the cigars in the Acid lines the Blondie has been one of the most popular and is considered to be of medium strength. Due to its small size the Blondie is about a 20 minutes smoke which the manufacturer describes as "20 minutes of sweet, followed by a robust, climactic finish.” Like all the Acid cigars the Blondie is hand rolled at Drew Estate’s Esteli Nicaragua factory. Reference our Blog on Acid by Drew Estate for more info.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Acid by Drew Estate

ACID cigars are all-handcrafted using the world's finest tobaccos with over 140 botanicals, herbs and essential oils to produce their unique flavor. To learn more go to or

The Humidor carries a large selection of Acid cigars including the Blondie, Kuba Kuba, Cold Infusion Tea, etc. They are a huge seller especially at our Destination Daytona location during Biketoberfest and March Bike Week. After you tried them please let us know what you think!

The Best Cigars of 2008

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