Tuesday, July 23, 2024

10 Must Have “Year of the Dragon” Cigars for your Humidor.

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A Decade of Year of the Dragon Cigars: Celebrating the Legend

Over the past decade, the Year of the Dragon series has become a significant part of the cigar world, bringing together tradition, craftsmanship, and a deep appreciation for the Chinese zodiac. Here’s 10 Year of the Dragon cigars that are a must have for your Humidor.

1. Rocky Patel Year of the Dragon

Rocky Patel joined the dragon celebration with a cigar wrapped in Mexican San Andres and filled with decade-aged Nicaraguan fillers. This blend is noted for its nuanced flavors of spice, earth, and floral notes, offering a unique smoking experience​.

2. VegaFina Year of the Dragon 2024

VegaFina’s Year of the Dragon cigar features a luxurious design with red and gold packaging, embodying good fortune and elegance. This limited edition is known for its fine blend of Ecuadorian, Nicaraguan, and Dominican tobaccos, delivering a medium strength smoke​.

3. Gurkha Year of the Dragon 2024 Series

Gurkha Cigars has been a prominent player in celebrating the Year of the Dragon, releasing five unique cigars in 2024 alone. Collaborations with renowned factories such as El Artista, AJ Fernandez, Tabacalera La Alianza S.A., Oliva, and Oscar Valladares resulted in distinctive blends, each presented in vibrant, dragon-themed boxes​.

4. Plasencia Year of the Dragon

Plasencia Cigars’ tribute to the Year of the Dragon comes in the form of a medium-bodied Nicaraguan puro. The limited edition, released in 2024, is celebrated for its smooth and peppery profile, packaged in beautifully designed boxes​. 

5. Oliva Year of the Dragon

Oliva’s contribution to the series is a Churchill cigar crafted with Nicaraguan tobaccos and a Habano wrapper from Ecuador. This limited edition is exclusive to China Duty Free, making it a rare find for collectors​.

6. Davidoff Year of the Dragon

Davidoff has consistently released premium cigars to commemorate the Year of the Dragon. Known for their meticulous craftsmanship and luxurious packaging, these cigars are a favorite among Enthusiasts.

7. Punch Dragon Fire

Punch’s Dragon Fire, part of their Chinese New Year series, is inspired by fire with a blend that includes Ecuador Connecticut Shade wrapper and fillers from Colombia, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and the U.S.​ 

8. JM Tobacco Española Year of the Dragon

The Española Year of the Dragon is a 6 x 50 toro made up of an Ecuadorian corojo habano wrapper covering a Connecticut broadleaf binder and a filler blend of tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic and Mexico’s San Andrés Valley.

9. Maya Selva Year of the Dragon

Maya Selva’s Year of the Dragon edition is another notable entry, focusing on high-quality blends and elegant designs that pay homage to the cultural significance of the dragon.

10. El Septimo’s Vartan Year of the Dragon 

The retail price for each cigar is $98 and $784 for box of 8,” says Zaya Younan, CEO of El Septimo. Vartan Seferian expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration, stating, “It is a privilege to lend my name to such a magnificent creation. ‘Vartan the Dragon’ represents the pinnacle of cigar craftsmanship and the essence of what we strive to offer at Ambassador Fine Cigars. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history and experience unmatched quality created by the world’s best cigar brand,” says Vartan Seferian.

Each year, these cigars not only celebrate the Chinese zodiac but also exemplify the artistry and tradition of cigar making. The Year of the Dragon series continues to captivate enthusiasts with its blend of cultural homage and exceptional craftsmanship.

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