The Top 6 Cigars for Summer

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The summer is a time of year when most people in the UK look forward to relaxing, taking a holiday, and spending time with family and friends in the sun and by the sea. It brings us that sense of freedom and independence to do the things we enjoy most while the weather is on our side..most of the time. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy a nice cigar. Summer means meeting up with friends, having parties in the garden, soaking up rays outside the pub, enjoying outdoor sports, and having BBQs. The warm weather has arrived and we'll need to relish it, as it's never long before it changes in the UK. Summer cigars have a special fragrance and aroma as the tobacco leaf is kept and burned in its ideal conditions of hot weather, similar to Cuba. When a cigar is lit in summer, it will release its full potential of flavours. Summer cigars preferably are light to medium strength. Taylors Tobacconists recommend the following premium Cuban cigars: 1.

1. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2

When cigar connoisseurs head out to the golf course or meet for drinks with their friends, this is one of the first blends they reach for. It's a mild creamy cigar loaded with a luscious taste and aroma. The Epicure delivers a silky and rich taste with a touch of spice. The finish mesmerises without being overwhelming. In addition, Hoyo de Monterrey cigars are ideal for weddings this summer, whether the cigars are for the groomsmen or the wedding reception. 2.

2. Montecristo Eagle

World-renowned Montecristo blends the legendary portfolio of Premium Cuban cigars. It delivers an elegant profile, ideal with an ice-cold lager or cocktails. 3.

3. H Upmann Magnum 54

This cigar is outstanding not only for its creamy taste but also for its versatility and approachability. Despite its richness, the blend isn't overpowering or spicy. As a whole, this medium cigar has a lot to offer with a perfect draw. 4.

4. Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

A great purchase for aficionados who want value and quality. The blend delivers a creamy, spicy and nutty-tasting note. This is the perfect companion for a round of golf or for heading to the beach with buddies and a cooler full of cold beers or cocktails. 5.

5. Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchill

This is the “everyman” cigar for summertime. It's easy to find and easy to smoke, especially for new cigar lovers who smoke a cigar once in a blue moon. Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchill won’t overpower the palate with too much strength and complexity. Instead, it delivers a mild, smooth and original experience. 6.

6. Davidoff Yamasa

Davidoff has introduced to the cigar connoisseur one of the most unique cigar brands, "Yamasa," in four prestigious sizes:

  • Toro measuring 6 inches by 52 ring gauge
  • Piramides 6 1/8 inches by 52 ring gauge
  • Robusto 5 inches by 50 ring gauge
  • Petit Churchill 4 inches by 48 ring gauge

The Davidoff Yamasa is a great looking cigar. This cigar has a perfect draw with spicy, earthy, and creamy notes. Taylors Tobacconists recommends the Davidoff Yamasa Robusto Cigar from New World Cigar, which strikes all the right notes this summer.

Which Cigar will you choose this summer?

During social gatherings or special events, smoking cigars with friends outdoors in the warm weather adds a special touch. Summer is the ideal season to smoke cigars because smoking outside maximises our opportunities to enjoy them especially as not everyone has access to a cigar-friendly man cave or a quality cigar lounge when the weather is uncooperative. It is easier to smoke a cigar in the summer since there is more freedom of where to do it. As with everything else in life, a moderate amount of cigar smoking can bring you joy and brightness. In fact, the indigenous people of South America associated a cigar smoked outdoors in the summer nights with good luck and healing powers. While we can’t promise these powers, we’re sure you’ll find a cigar for your perfect summer in our range.

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