SOURCE: Cigar Advisor

Cigar Advisor

April 27, 2016 06:00 ET

Recent Cigar Releases to Hit the Market: The Best (Almost) Full Bodied Cigars

EASTON, PA--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) -  Cigar Advisor, the nation's premier online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. Among the magazine's newest releases is their "2016 CA Report: Nine Best (Almost) Full Bodied Cigars," written by Managing Editor John Pullo. By surveying the most recently released products to the premium cigar market, he's identified a noticeable shift in characteristics of flavor and intensity among new cigars. Pullo has also reviewed nine of these nearly-full bodied cigars, compiling a buying guide for cigar enthusiasts looking for "a more savory experience from start to finish."

"Trend, maybe…more like almost-trend," says Cigar Advisor Managing Editor John Pullo, "where flavor intensity has shifted." He's compiled the newly-released 2016 CA Report: Nine Best (Almost) Full Bodied Cigars. The basis for John's thinking came from his review of the more recent releases to the premium tobacco market, including cigars from Cohiba, CAO, Henry Clay, Crowned Heads Cigars and Alec Bradley; he also factored in limited edition releases from Hoyo de Monterrey and Punch. "Many of these cigar brands have historically had a reputation for producing full bodied fare. But lately it would seem that, based on what they've brought to market, cigar makers are backing their foot off the gas pedal a little bit. They're better defining the gray area between medium and full bodied cigars that is commonly called 'medium-full' -- creating cigars like these nine, that are much more approachable for cigar smokers that haven't been interested in stepping up to the strongest smokes out there."

John notes that's a noticeable change. "Previously, full bodied cigars had been winning the day when it comes to availability and selection. And while experienced smokers will still call each of these a 'real' cigar, the nine in our report focus on the shift away from bowling the smoker over with strength, and rewarding him or her with more intensity of flavor."

The Cigar Advisor editor also explains how cigar makers are able to blend strong, more potent cigars: "Ligero, primarily. It's not a type of leaf that blenders add to their mix, but the name for the leaves that come from the particular part of the tobacco plant -- pretty much any tobacco plant -- that's exposed to more vitamins, nutrients and sunshine throughout its growth."

To see the nine "almost" full bodied cigars that made it into this new April report," and to read more about this perceived trend within the premium cigar industry - go to CigarAdvisor.com.

About Cigar Advisor Magazine:

Cigar Advisor magazine is a digital publication created by, and for, real cigar enthusiasts. The Editors strive every day to accomplish three goals: welcome novices to the hobby of cigar smoking with advice and open arms; share their tobacco-rich lifestyle with good friends and veteran smokers alike; and profess their love for a good smoke with cigar enthusiasts of all stripes, from around the world. Cigar smokers are a passionate bunch -- and whether it is food, drink, sports or cigars they're fanatical about, Cigar Advisor shares those passions with a razor-sharp edge. Find that passion and more on display at www.CigarAdvisor.com.

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