Amidst the sea of choices on the shelf today, you may be asking yourself – what’s so special about Cigar City? In a word – proficiency. They can fill a fermenter with one of the most complex imperial stouts you’ll ever taste, yet at the same time produce an impeccably balanced and refreshing pale ale.
Also of note, is their ability to imbue Floridian culture into their distinctive lineup of beer. Tampa is a city built by tobacco, and with cigar manufacturing came a diverse influx of immigrants who built a vibrant community around them. With the help of Binny’s Cigar Consultant Jen, we’ve selected some cigars to enjoy alongside a freshly poured Cigar City.
It has been a phenomenal year for new cigars. We have seen many new brands throughout the humidor and once again it is time for the Binny’s Top 10 Cigars of the Year. This list is composed of the selections from your local Binny’s Humidor Consultants. Without further ado, here are the top 10 Cigars of the Year.
The new Cohiba Blue is an exciting blend from an established producer. Featuring a Honduran wrapper and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua, this cigar has been blended beautifully. The Cohiba Blue is available in four sizes. It offers the quality and excellence of Cohiba into an approachable price for everyday smokers. Medium in body, this new Cohiba is a great way to try an old world smoking experience with rich and smooth flavors. If you have never picked up a Cohiba let the new Cohiba Blue be your first.
In our efforts to hunt out the best cigars at the best price, we came across PDR cigars. PDR has been producing high quality cigars for years under the watchful eye of Master Blender Abe Flores. Rolled in the true Cubano entubado method, PDR is a mark of quality that has us excited. The 1878 Capa Natural and 1878 Capa Maduro will be available in our walk-in humidors in the robusto and toro sizes. With an attractive look and price point, we are sure these will become a go-to for you.
PDR 1878 Capa Natural Toro
PDR 1878 Capa Natural Robusto
PDR 1878 Capa Maduro Toro
PDR 1878 Capa Maduro Robusto
767 Golf Binny’s Exclusive by Kristoff 5×44
Its getting to that time of year where we pull the golf clubs out of storage and dust off the winter cobwebs on our swings. Oddly enough this cigar has nothing to do with the sport, but a reference to the very first place Binny’s had a humidor. 767 Golf is the address of the very first Binny’s Beverage depot as we know them today and the history behind our humidors starts there. This corona was made for us by the fine folks at Kristoff cigars and is an exemplary example of a premium cigar. Whether you’re going to hit a bucket of balls or relaxing on the porch the 767 golf has you covered.
Our Cigar team recently traveled to Nicaragua for an unforgettable cigar experience with Drew Estates. Our trip started with true Nicaraguan food, which we finished with a Liga Pravada no.9. The roads in Nicaragua are buzzing with car horns, pedestrians and motorcycles. The Drew family shared Ligas, Naturals, Kuba kubas, and Undercrowns on the bumpy ride through mountainous terrains.
The Binny’s Top Ten Cigars are handpicked by our dedicated team of cigar consultants. These guys and gals smoke all year in the pursuit of the flavor, burn, and enjoyment. Presenting our Top Ten Cigars of 2016.
March brings thoughts of green beer, parades, and of course, a barber pole wrapped black market that will make everyone feel Irish. The Filthy Hooligans are back in limited quantities so get them while you can because just like last St. Patricks day these will soon be a distant slightly fuzzy memory.
Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan 6×50
We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 25th anniversary in the cigar business. We’ve had quite a few cigars blended for Binny’s, and each one is a labor of love. When the opportunity arose to do something different we jumped at the chance.
Torano has once again opened the Vault and to our smoking pleasure comes the Torano Vault yellow W-009. From Torano’s vault, the Yellow W-009, available in two sizes. Wrapped in a Jalapa sun grown wrapper, with a Honduran Jamastran binder and filler as well as a touch of La Entrada filler for good measure – this vault release is worth the wait. Come in and see why these were locked away in Toran’s vault.
Torano Vault Yellow Double Robusto
Torano Vault Yellow Toro