By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 07:00 AM CST
As someone who has enjoyed the many events of Bowling Green Pipe and Cigar I also found out, I like Maduro wrap cigars. A darker wrap than most of the cigars on their shelf. Last few times we talked to Chris Abend, co-owner of Bowling Green Pipe and Cigar he gave us a simple lesson on types of cigars. Then he gave us the Favorite Cigars on our next visit. Earlier this month he gave us 5 cigars that you can smoke in under 30 minutes. Perfect for that Lunch break smoke.
Now, Chris Abend is helping those of us who love the Maduro Cigars with a Top 5 Maduro Cigars in no particular order:
Padron 45 Maduro: The Padron Family Reserve #45 is a limited production cigar from Padron. Available in a Maduro wrapper, this cigar is made with tobacco aged for 10 years. Box-pressed, full bodied, and 52 x 6″ in size. Rated 95 and voted “2009 Cigar of the Year” by Cigar Aficionado.
LADC Mi Amor Magnifico: Handmade in small-batch fashion, the Mi Amor features a luscious Cuban-seed wrapper grown in Mexico and a marvelous blend of aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. Medium to full-bodied, these cigars are rich, complex and very well-balanced.
La Flor Dominicana Chisel Maduro: Continuing their trend of blending powerful cigars at LFD with this one. These Babies are amazing. Dominican filler and binder grown on their farm, wrapped in dark Ecuadorian sun grown leaves. Eat before you smoke.
Alec Bradley Tempus Imperator Maduro: Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro offers the same 94 rated Nicaraguan and Honduran blend in a dark, delicious San Andres wrapper. Medium to full bodied, it’s a cigar with more power than traditional Tempus and with its own character.
Oliva G Maduro Perfecto: Serie G Maduro by Oliva is a medium body blend made with Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The unique flavor notes of this wrapper are complimented by the natural richness of Nicaraguan Habano fillers. The Serie G Maduro has hints of cedar and coffee from its Nicaraguan binder and long fillers.
Bang for the Buck: Padron 2000 Maduro- This cigar may be the cigar many maduros will be judged. Padron doesn’t make a bad cigar and this one exceeds that by being a great smoke with the best bang for your buck. One thing they do that set them apart is they grow their own maduro wrapper. This allows the company to hand cultivate and hand pick only the best Cuban seed tobacco leaves in their own field. The Maduro wrappers are then entrusted to their most skilled Cuban trained torcedores. However, before being boxed, the cigars are put aside for a minimum of three years of slow, carefully monitored aging. While there may not be many of the great Padron Maduro cigars, what there are are truly remarkable.
Also, the new beer this month:
Spaten Oktoberfestbier- Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu: Click
Also, If you know someone or love that is in present Active Duty in our Armed Forces, please inquirer about putting their name in the drawing for a package to be sent. You can help brighten the day of these brave men and women and send them a piece of home. Check out Smokes for Soldiers and Bowling Green Pipe and Cigar on facebook. Located at 434 East Main on fountain square you can reach them at 904-2285. Open Monday through Saturday 11:00 am-8:00 pm.