Member's Cigars of the Month January 2023

1. Oliva Serie V Double Robusto

On the outside, a beautiful oily Habano Sun Grown wrapper covers the Double Robusto. Inside this impressive leaf, a powerful, yet smooth blend of aged Nicaraguan ligero from Nicaragua completes the package. This Oliva Serie V cigar is full-bodied and offers layers of coffee, spice, and dark chocolate flavors.

2. Leaf by Oscar Corojo Toro

At first glance, The Leaf by Oscar Corojo is a very ugly premium cigar, because instead of the traditional cello, the cigar comes encased in a thick tobacco leaf. After peeling off this top layer of tobacco, you will find a beautifully constructed stick covered with a seamless, oily, Corojo wrapper from Honduras. Once lit, you will experience mellow to medium-bodied flavors of toasted almond, coffee, cream, some floral tones, and subtle hints of chocolate.

3. Gatekeeper Robusto by Alec Bradley

Alan Rubin’s sons Alec & Bradley have followed closely in their fathers’ famous footsteps with their hot new line of Alec Bradley Gatekeeper cigars. Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto cigars are collaboration between the Rubin brothers and cigarmaking legend Ernesto Carrillo. The cigars are expertly rolled at Ernesto’s factory in the Dominican Republic with long filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic held together by a Nicaraguan binder and a stunning Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Its smooth, rich, medium bodied profile provides sweet tobacco top notes, backed by nuances of cedar, cashews, cocoa, and leather. This cigar is the result of a great cigarmaker passing along his wealth of knowledge and skill to the next generation. And, with Gatekeeper being named the #7 Cigar of 2020 with a 95-rating, it’s obvious that he taught his sons very well!

4. Joya de Nicaragua Gran Reserva Grand Robusto

The premium Joya de Nicaragua Antano Gran Reserva Belicoso cigar takes the original Antano 1970 to new heights of full-bodied flavor and refinement. This stunning-looking Nicaraguan puro features double Ligero fillers that have been aged for 5 years, resting beneath a luscious, Nicaraguan Habana Corojo leaf wrapper. The result is a very robust and spicy smoke accented with balanced notes of coffee, leather, and creamy caramel.