By Cigar Chronicles Staff
If you’re shopping for the cigar lover on your holiday gift list, whether it’s for your husband, boyfriend, or your cigar smoking buddies, here are several great, mostly inexpensive items that we know we would enjoy receiving.
These are all from General Cigar, which produces several premium cigar brands including Partagas, Punch, Macanudo, CAO, La Gloria Cubana, and Cohiba amongst many others.
There are some great items with a wide range of prices that have just hit store shelves. They are available in limited quantities while supplies last, so shop soon so you don’t miss out on these wonderful cigar lover gifts.
Partagas Black Label with Rocks Glass Collection
What’s better than smoking a Partagas Black Label cigar while enjoying your favorite beverage? Now you can do both in style with this five pack from the Partagas powerhouse. Five handcrafted, Partagas Black Label cigars are accompanied by a handsome, etched rocks glass making this offering the perfect companion for every cigar occasion. This special collection will be available beginning in November for an SRP of $32.99.
Punch Grand Cru Maduro Rocks Glass Collection
Punch Grand Cru Maduro was endorsed by Cigar Aficionado as one of the "top 25 cigars of the year" (2010). The magazine’s rave review highlighted the cigar’s "coffee bean, cocoa and sweet wood" nuances, which are the ideal compliments to the enjoyment of a fine spirit. To make the pairing of these critically-acclaimed Honduran beauties even more special, we are releasing the first-ever Punch Grand Cru Maduro gift pack. With a window display to whet the appetite, this pack showcases not only the etched rocks glass, but also the five cigars contained inside. Accessibly priced at $32.99, this pack is sure to lend a little cheer to any cigar smoking occasion. Debuting in November.
Macanudo Cru Royale Collection with Lighter
Since its launch last year, Macanudo Cru Royale has won a loyal following. This keepsake tin offers a windowed view of the popular, medium-bodied collection known for its unrivaled flavor, impeccable construction and unbeatable price. Containing six "Celebramos" cigars, a frontmark which will only be available in this special pack, the deal gets even hotter with a one-of-a-kind triple torch lighter, complete with fuel window and cigar punch. The Macanudo Cru Royale will be available beginning in November, for an SRP of $44.99
Partagas Collection with Lighter
Partagas cigars are renowned for their signature taste and model construction. To highlight the venerable brand, General Cigar has created a Toro-sized cigar only available as part of this unique offering. Also included is a custom-branded Partagas triple torch lighter, complete with fuel window and cigar punch, all protected in a souvenir tin which pays homage to the original Partagas factory. The Partagas Collection will be available beginning in November, for an SRP of $44.99.
CAO Brazilia Collection with Coffee
CAO Brazilia has built a devoted fan base of those who favor a rich, full cigar blended to perfection with the finest Brazilian tobacco. We’ve taken this opportunity to highlight two great blends by pairing this fine cigar with a dark roasted, whole bean bag of single-origin Brazilian coffee. Both the tobacco and beans share the same growing conditions and are handled with equal care by craftsmen farmers a world away. Savoring a cup of joe with a CAO Brazilia is enhanced by the one-time issuance of the "Ristretto" frontmark made exclusively for this limited time offering. With an SRP of $49.99, this pack will be a hit with the cigar connoisseur and the holiday gift giver alike. Available beginning in November.
CAO Italia Collection with Coffee
CAO Italia offers you a rich cigar, blended to perfection with some of the world’s finest tobaccos, including rare Italian leaf. We’ve taken this opportunity to pair this fine cigar with a dark roasted, whole bean bag of Italian Roast coffee. Enjoying a cup of Italian roast coffee never tasted so good, for we’re including six, never-before-released Ristretto cigars created exclusively for this pack. With an unbeatable SRP of $49.99, the only thing that’s missing is a cannoli. Available beginning in November.
La Traviata Limited Amatista Jar Collection
La Traviata has received high praise from cigar media and is firmly placed in the smoking repertoires of tenured smokers the world over. In time for holiday gift giving, we’re pleased to give consumers a chance to purchase a souvenir Amatista jar with seven Fabuloso –sized cigars made solely for this special offering. This limited edition offering will be available beginning in November for an SRP of $49.99.
Macanudo Café Collection with Ashtray
As America’s top-selling premium cigar brand, Macanudo Café is universally appealing to those devoted to premium, handcrafted cigars. This year, Macanudo is proud to present a keepsake accoutrement like no other. Expertly crafted in the General Cigar Dominicana box factory, this handsome wooden ashtray features a compartment filled with classic Macanudo Café cigars. The clever design allows the connoisseur to smoke the cigars while protecting cutters and lighters. A fantastic value at $49.99, this unique offering will make its retail debut in November.
La Gloria Cubana Domino Collection
La Gloria Cubana fans are sure to spark envy when they pull out the brand’s custom Domino pack, available exclusively for the 2011 holiday season. The pack features ten La Gloria Cubana cigars and contains a set of branded, tournament sized dominoes, complete with a spinner. This unique pack will carry an SRP of $59.99 and will be available beginning in November.
Partagas Benji Master Series Collection
Benji Menendez is a true a legend whose storied career in the premium cigar business spans more than 50 years. The 2009 limited release of his namesake Master Series earned the cigar a spot in Cigar Aficionado’s coveted Top 25 cigars of the year and depleted the supply from tobacconists’ humidors. In honor of the industry’s most beloved cigar master, General Cigar proudly presents a one-time issuance of the "Toro" frontmark, protected in a handsome "book" box to add to the discerning cigar smoker’s collection. This special offering will be unveiled in November, for a suggested retail price of $124.99.
Cohiba Black and Red Humidor
This striking and sturdy Cohiba Black and Red humidor screams of substance and style. Destined to be a collector’s item, this substantial black lacquered humidor protects a total of 12 limited-edition Cohiba Red Dot and Cohiba Black cigars in the "Celebramos" size. Discriminating, well-heeled cigar enthusiasts are sure to procure the Cohiba Black and Red humidor for their collections. This handsome humidor will be available in November, for a suggested retail price of $139.99.