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It’s Thanksgiving, and you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey, pie, cranberry sauce… the works. It’s time to bring out the cigars and put up those feet as you regale each other with stories and anecdotes; what’s better than a satisfying puff full of flavor and richness to end a rich and decadent Thanksgiving feast. 

So, here is our pick of the 8 best cigars for after Thanksgiving so that you can end the festivities puffing in style. 

8 Best Cigars for After Thanksgiving

Choose from our list of premium, all-time favorite cigars for a good old-fashioned smoke after Thanksgiving. There’s no better way to end a feast than sharing the finest blends with family and friends.

#1 Ashton

Loved by cigar aficionados, Ashton is among the top-rated brands. Handcrafted at the Arturo Fuente factory, it is a mild, creamy cigar with delicious notes of coffee beans, cashews, almonds, and cedar. It has a lovely silky finish that pairs well with white wine or craft beer, making it one of the best Thanksgiving cigars out there

Its smooth, golden-brown Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf features a premium aged binder and filler tobaccos sourced from the Dominican Republic. The cigar comes in a variety of shapes such as Magnum (Robusto), Double Magnum (Toro), Prime Minister (Churchill), and Corona, among others, to suit different tastes and preferences.

Country: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Strength: Mild

#2 Arturo Fuente Hemingway

Another celebrated classic from the Dominican Republic, Arturo Fuente Hemingway is perfect, post a hearty Thanksgiving meal. Rich notes of woody spices, walnuts, brown sugar, and molasses help you unwind with your kith and kin after a fiesta fit for a king or queen

The medium-bodied stogie blended by master cigar-maker Carlito Fuente comes in an award-winning portfolio of gorgeous Figurado shapes like Signature and Short Story. Its rich, well-fermented Cameroon wrapper leaf combines the finest vintage Dominican binder and filler tobaccos.

It comes in both short and long shapes, making it easy to pick one depending on whether you want to have just a few puffs after dinner or enjoy a cigar at your own pace. 

Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Cameroon
Strength: Medium

#3 Montecristo

One of the world’s most well-loved Cuban heritage brands, Montecristo is the benchmark for handcrafted premium cigars. Blended in the Dominican Republic and now also in their more modern, state-of-the-art factories in Honduras and Nicaragua, the cigars blend the choicest Dominican binder and filler tobaccos in a honey-colored Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf.

Its mild, balanced flavor profile floods your palate with notes of blonde roast coffee, hazelnuts, sweet grasses, and a hint of pepper. If you’re looking to relax with a mild cigar post-dinner, Montecristo is just what you need.

Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Strength: Mild

#4 Romeo Y Julieta 1875

Originally a Cuban cigar, now also produced in the Dominican Republic, Romeo Y Julieta 1875 has a strong, toasty aroma with notes of oak, leather, coffee beans, pistachios, almonds, black pepper, and cayenne. It is a great cigar to pair with a glass of pinot noir, chardonnay, or a cup of strong coffee. 

Romeo Y Julieta 1875 has a slightly oily, caramel-hued Indonesian wrapper leaf that envelopes the Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. It comes in various sizes, letting you choose from Belicoso to Churchill and Short Churchill to Corona, Robusto Larga, and Magnum, among others.

Country: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Indonesian

Strength: Mild-Medium

#5 Oliva Serie V

Oliva Serie V is a full-bodied, spicy cigar handcrafted from premium Nicaraguan long-fillers and the finest Ecuador Habano wrappers. It has a lovely, creamy, chocolatey aroma balanced with notes of molasses, earth, and leather. These heady flavors and excellent construction have made the Serie V a best-seller and a great choice among the top cigars after meals.

Pair it with a good scotch or other hard drink of your choice and enjoy it at a leisurely pace to savor its intense flavors.

Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Strength: Full

#6 Perdomo Habano Maduro

A full-bodied, bold cigar, Perdomo Habano Maduro is blended at the Tabacalera Perdomo facility in Estelí, Nicaragua. The cigar is handcrafted from pure Nicaraguan tobacco. It is rolled with a well-fermented chocolate-colored Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper leaf. The leaves are stored in empty bourbon barrels to give the cigar a richer flavor profile.

Notes of cocoa powder, black pepper, oak, and cedar first hit the palate when you light it up, followed by notes of bell peppers, beans, and dried bitter cherries. The complexity of flavors makes it one of the top Thanksgiving cigars to enjoy post-dinner.

Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Strength: Medium to Full-Bodied

#7 Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas

Handmade in Rocky Patel’s Nicaraguan factory, the Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas boasts an 11-year-old Mexican wrapper leaf from San Andrés with Nicaraguan fillers and a Connecticut Broadleaf binder. It has an exquisite bouquet of flavor profiles with notes of earth, wood, leather, caramel, chocolate, coffee, pie, and spice. 

The Vintage 2006 San Andreas cigar comes in four different sizes: Robusto, Churchill, Toro, and Sixty.

Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Strength: Medium to Full-Bodied

#8 Partagas Black Label

The full-bodied Partagas Black Label from the Dominican Republic features a proprietary, oily Connecticut Medio Tiempo wrapper and a strong blend of Nicaraguan and Cuban-seed Ligero fillers. Its rich body, immaculate construction, and robust flavor profile make it one of the top cigars after meals

Partagas Black Label has a herbal, earthy, and nutty taste that pairs well with bourbons, rye, Irish whiskey, and single-malts. Light one on Thanksgiving for an indulgent, relaxing experience. 

Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Medio Tiempo
Strength: Full

Unwind with a Premium Cigar

Whether you choose an Ashton or a Montecristo, or any other cigar from our list, we can assure you that you’ve selected from among the best cigars for after Thanksgiving. Cigars are meant for indulgences, and Thanksgiving is the time to indulge the senses. So, savor the flavors as you relax and reminisce after a sumptuous Thanksgiving repast. 

Smokers ETC offers a fine selection of premium smokes at our store and lounge in Stow, Ohio. Our experts also help first-time smokers discover cigars that suit their individual tastes and needs. Call us on 330-945-4531 so that we can guide you in your cigar journey.