The Fourth of July marks summer’s biggest holiday. Bring on the patriotism, parades, backyard barbecues, fireworks, and ball games. In between the celebrating, you can make time to relax and take in the lazy days of summer. What better way to do that than in the company of a good cigar?
If you’re looking to enjoy a stogie on the Fourth, show your U.S.A. loyalty by choosing an American made cigar. You can’t go wrong with these brands:
- La Palina Mr. Sam – La Palina is a favorite brand of cigar aficionados who prefer American made cigars. La Palina cigars were founded in 1896 by Sam Paley who was affectionately called Mr. Sam by his workers. The Mr. Sam collection is rolled at the El Titan de Bronze factory, which is located in Miami, Florida. The cigar uses a Nicaraguan binder and filler surrounded by a dark Ecuadorian wrapper to create a beautifully crafted blend rich in flavors. The cold draw of La Palina has a nuance of dried fruit with hints of pepper and cedar, and the aroma exudes a slight hint of cedar and cocoa.
- Padilla Miami Maduro – Padilla is a well-respected brand in the highly competitive cigar market. The Padilla family, persecuted in Cuba for opposing the Castro regime, established a strong foothold in the American tobacco industry. In 2003, the brothers Ernesto and Carlos started the production of high-quality cigars at discount prices in honor of their Cuban family heritage. The Miami Maduro showcases the family’s acumen in producing Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long fillers that are carefully bunched before being wrapped in shimmering dark San Andres.
- Don Pepin Garcia Original – The Don Jose Pepin Garcia’s El Rey de los Habanos is home to the Pepin Original. Garcia is a highly-skilled roller with impressive blending skills. The Don Pepin Blue is a Nicaraguan puro that is blended with Corojo & Criollo long filters. The Corojo lends a bold and peppery flavor.
Show your love of country this Independence Day by lighting up some high-quality American brand cigars.