Nov 25

5 Great Thanksgiving Day Cigars

If there is ever a special occasion to light up a cigar it is Thanksgiving. proudly lists five cigars that will be great after a hearty meal with all the fixings.

Whether you are an afficianado or a total newbie, these 5 cigars should be considered for your ceremonial Thanksgiving smoke. All prices quoted are reflective of my local cigar shop in Manhattan, so if you are located out of state then you should be able to find these sticks cheaper than I can.

Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Petit Corona
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
Size: 44 x 4.5 Inches

Rocky Patel makes some respectable smokes. Outside of his 15th Year Anniversary line, this is my favorite cigar from Rocky. If you only have a half hour or so to smoke or are smoking in chilly weather this is a great choice. You’ll find yourself with a smooth but really rich cigar. Note that the label of this cigar is now black, I couldn’t find an updated photo of good quality. 

Illusione Epernay Le Elegance
Wrapper: Cafe Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: 40 x 5 3/4
$9.00 – 12.00

I have had the pleasure of smoking this cigar previously and it was stellar. This was a tasty light to medium earthy smoke and the construction even held up during a windy Manhattan day. This would be a perfect smoke if you don’t over eat and still have room for seconds. Also for my lovers of the bubbly this is an ideal cigar to go with chilled champagne as it is named after the region in France that made this grape famous.

Nub Connecticut
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: 54 x 3
$7.00 – 9.50

Pioneered by former Olivia employee Same Leccia, the nub took a simple premise of getting right to the flavor with little time. This cigar is medium in body and has a great creaminess that is present throughout. I would light this cigar up if you are having a glass of wine or a single malt scotch after your dinner when you are ready to unwind. Take your time with it as there is a very deep and robust smoke behind that 54 ring gauge. 

La Aurora 107 Lancero
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sungrown
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Size: 6 7/8 x 40
$8.00 – 11.00

As a huge fan of the La Aurora 107 series I personally can’t wait to get my hands on this cigar. Smoker’s across the country contacted La Aurora on twitter and requested this vitola (size) for this line and their wishes were fulfilled. My experience with the Belicoso great. It was full of great flavor and burned flawlessly. La Aurora never planned to make the Lancero so they only produced 300 boxes. I have heard nothing but amazing things on the Lancero so if you can find it be sure to snatch a couple to keep in the humidor.

Avo Classic No. 2 Toro
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Size: 6 x 50
$10.00 – 12.00

Produced by Davidoff, the Avo No. 2 Toro is a unmistakeably smooth cigar. This stick lands in a mild body zone and has a uniform creamy flavor. These might lack complexity to a veteran smoker but it is still a good compliment to a nice cup of coffee after all the leftovers have been put away and the house is quiet. This stick is a little on the pricey side but it does have the superior Davidoff construction so there should be no worries on that end.


If you decided on a different Thanksgiving cigar let me know how you made out. Enjoy.


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    • Lx on November 25, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    definitely great cigars. Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Five nice smokes, indeed. Do the Connecticuts early in the day and others to follow. I too dig the 107’s.

    1. Hey Tommy,

      Any feedback you can share with the 107 Lancero?

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