Hi and welcome to another Mondays with Mardo! I'm Gerard and this week we're going to go over the five limited cigars that I like. But before I get going, I need you to click on the subscribe button, click on the bell to be notified every single week of Mondays with Mardo.
I put together five cigars here. As of lately, these are my favorite top five limited cigars. I know there's a term limited cigars, but also there's a term that we use "limited production" or hard to get our hands on. So everything that I have here is not necessarily a limited cigar, it's not your "traditional" cigar, but they're definitely harder to get my hands on. Some of them are not in production anymore, so they did a drop and done, so a one and done type of thing. I'm just going to get right to the dirty of it.
So first off we have the Jake Wyatt U.S.I.R Limited Edition, and this is a Figurado. It is a 64 ring gauge at the foot with a 49 ring gauge down at the cap, it does taper. This takes a lot of skill to roll, because this is all done by free hand.
This is a true Barber Pole as a Habano and San Andreas Maduro rapper on it. The reason why I like this cigar is truly elegant. What do I mean by elegant cigar? When I smoke this cigar the amount of smoke, the amount of heat, the amount of flavor that comes to me, it comes like silky smooth on my tongue. The retrohale has a lot of vanilla cake-type characteristics. So the reason why I say that it's so elegant is because the burn is so well-balanced. It does take a delicate process to make this type of blend, making sure that everything's well curated any age, so you get that perfect balance, making it a very elegant smoke.
It doesn't have that pepper-char very offensive, too hot to draw on. Sometimes unbalanced cigars do tend to do that. So truly elegant. One of my favorite limited edition cigars is the Jake Wyatt, U.S.I.R
Next one, this is something new that I have come across and I like a lot is the Liga Privada Year of the Tiger. Not only is this limited edition, it is not even really available in the United States, but you can get your hands on them if you do some research and some by going through the weeds of the internet.
The Year of the Tiger is a Liga Privada. This has a Connecticut Broadleaf on it. As opposed to last year was the Year the Ox, this one is a smaller ring gauge. I want to say that this is a five and three quarters or almost six inches by 48 ring gauge. Why I like this cigar? For me this is like a late night cigar, where I'm sitting down, watching a movie with my friends, and I just want to totally check out. Super complex, very heavy smoke.
There's a lot going on within the changes within the smoke. I have to be very patient. So therefore it kind of makes me slow down my pace with all around me, watching the movie, the way I'm smoking the cigar. I don't chain smoke it. I just really take my time because it is a full-body cigar. It is limited addition, obviously, and that's why I like this right now.
This cigar is really good and I'm very surprised. James, my hat's off to you on this one buddy. This is Sinistro and they made a cigar called "Envy" and the letters are literally N and V. This is the Toro size again, Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, a fantastic mix of fruit, nuts, pepper, cedar, very tingly and tangy, yet it does have that significant amount of smoothness around the black pepper faded flavor.
I really enjoy this cigar. It's always like eating a healthy steak. You know what I mean? Just like your steak and meat and potatoes type of thing. This right here is really up there.
So we're moving along to cigar number four, and this one really rocked me because it's made by AJ Fernandez. Anything that AJ Fernandez has done, I have smoked. I wouldn't say it's my wheelhouse or my type of cigar, but Privada Cigar Club came out with Cigar Clown. At first I was like, what is this clown? I thought it was some kind of joke, but when I smoked it and I was told that it was made by AJ Fernandez, I was really impressed.
I have smoked two of these so far. I am trying to make sure I don't smoke my entire inventory of these things, because I don't think I can get my hands on them again. The Cigar Club by AJ Fernandez through Privada Cigar club, if you can get your hands on them, these are amazing.
And last but not least, this is not considered a limited cigar, but it is limited production is the infamous Opus X. This one is called the Magnum O. Why do I like the Magnum O opposed to many other Opus X's? Well, first off the ring gauge, it's a little bit bigger than a Robusto and it's a stubby little cigar, but the flavors on this thing have a tremendous amount of raisin, cinnamon and super smooth and very creamy.
So that is my top five limited cigar favorites as of right now. Let me know in the comments, what is your favorite limited cigar or limited production? Or whatever I'm trying to say, but I like to see it in a comment.
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