Ugly Christmas Sweater 2016 is our last new release of 2016. It's been an incredible year of cigar making (Brass Knuckles, Rookie Cards, Chocolate Porter, just to name a few).
But...we've saved the best for last! Believe me!
This beauty is wrapped in a luxurious 7-year aged Pennsylvania Broadleaf maduro sourced from a private estate. It is a prensado box-pressed toro with a rustic shaggy foot.
First light is complexity like we've never tasted before! Big dark chocolate and coffee flavors flood the mouth instantly. Heavy creamy begins to come to the forefront. A woodsy blast follows that I can only describe as a charred oak bourbon barrel after a batch of bourbon has been poured from it after 15 years. The retrohale is a long burn of cayenne spice and a cinnamon warmth.
An inch in, vanilla bean and candy sweetness linger long on the finish. Gentle notes of clove emerge on the edges of the tongue. The wood flavors round off into the overall blend spectacularly, creating a deep, rich and sophisticated smoking experience.
Halfway, the chocolate notes become increasingly dominate. Sweeter overtones grow stronger as a hint of anise is added to the mix. The burn is a razor's edge.
The last third, a robust cognac essence appears in the blend. (Smacking the lips to aerate the palate will intensify this flavor even more!)
Down to the nub this cigar picks up steam, adding flavor upon flavor like a symphony adding harmonies to the score.
Ugly Christmas Sweater 2016 is unimaginably smooth. Full bodied and med/full strength, the balance is perfect from light to finger-burning end.
Since we can't come to each of your homes for Christmas, exchange gifts with you, and have a cigar...we made you Ugly Christmas Sweater. This is our gift to you Ezra Zion Nation! We love you and we appreciate you! Thanks for a great 2016!
Total Production: 920
*Each 5 Pack will come with a personalized tag made out to the purchaser unless otherwise stated in the notes section of the shopping cart.
**For our Jewish friends, we've made Ugly Hanukkah Sweater 2016. Same blend, but will come with blue Hanukkah packing. Choose in drop down menu above.