November is a very special time for us at The Cigar Renaissance. While we are thankful for a hearty meal, good company, and of course, some great cigars, our thoughts turn to our existing members. Recipients of the November monthly shipment represent our most cherished group of club members. Your support over the year has helped shape The Cigar Renaissance into the nation’s most respected cigar club. Furthermore, your feedback has rendered a better program for you and all future members.
If you’d like to take a look back at what the year had to offer, feel free to visit us online at
. Here, you’ll find all the featured selections during the past year as well as helpful information on all of our products and services. And be sure to sign into our Guest Book if you haven’t done so already.
On behalf of all of us at The Cigar Renaissance, we’d like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season. Enjoy this very special November selection of smokes. Hope to see you all again in the new year!
In the honor of innovative cigar-making, we bring you the world’s first Habana2000 Maduro cigar from Consolidated Cigar Corp. Previously a low-profile brand wrapped with Mexican leaf, Cabañas are the first cigars to be wrapped in an H2000 wrapper dark enough to be called maduro. The wrapper is grown by Central American cigarmaker, Nestor Plasencia, in Esteli, Nicaragua. Many of you may recall the industry buzz earlier this year over this new crossbreed of Cuban-seed tobacco and Connecticut shade that was first developed in Cuba, and then grown in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ecuador. The notion of being the "next great wrapper" is now becoming a reality as it joins other brands such as Montecristo, H. Upmann, and Henry Clay with the H2000 mark of distinction. Cabañas was founded in Cuba in 1733, making it the oldest brand of Cuban origin that’s still being made today (Cabañas is defunct in Cuba). Manufactured in the Dominican Republic, this month’s
Cabañas No. 2 Habano Maduro
torpedo is a medium to full-bodied smoke with elegant coffee bean flavors, wood, and light spice notes.
Got the Y2K blues? Well, we’ve got the perfect solution. The
H. Upmann 2000 Torbusto
was made just for the Millennium. Presented in a stunning finished wood humidor box of 40, the Torbusto is yet another innovation in cigar making combining the H2000 wrapper, torpedo and robusto sizes, and the celebration of the millennium all into one cigar. Legendary is the only way to describe H. Upmann. Originating in Cuba over a century and a half ago, H. Upmann hit the U.S. market with a Dominican version in 1975 combining first-class construction and consistency. Since then it has just become an old dependable as well as a favorite for long-time aficionados.
We appreciate great marketing as much as the next guy, but there’s something to be said for down-right outstanding quality. Nick’s Cigar Company screams just that. Guys like Consolidated and General do a great marketing job with their deep pockets full of cash, but Nick’s Cigar Company is the boutique cigar factory based in Miami that understands how to make a great cigar before anything else. While "back-ordered" is a term of the past for most cigar manufacturers, Nick’s rarely has significant stock of anything they produce. The truth of the matter is that they’re just too good to limit featuring in our cigar club because of brand repetition. This means you’ll be seeing them again soon. The makers of the highly acclaimed La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve X have pumped out a new line that’s name is so long, it’s got to be good. Introducing the
La Tradicion Cabinet Series "Perdomo Reserve" No. 1 Maduro
- better than any box of chocolates!
Our fourth feature of the month is a strong comeback from León Jimenes. Introduced in the 1970’s, León Jimenes produces their cigars in the Dominican Republic and perfects their creation with the prized US Connecticut Shade Wrapper. This month’s
León Jimenes No. 3
Lonsdale exhibits exceptional earthy character with a blend of toastiness, nuts and wood.
Finally a cigar with just one name: Torcedor! It means "cigar-roller" in Spanish. We should all love at least one cigar with just one name. Ahh, but you’re thinking, "Yah, but look at the size of this thing." Well, our last feature actually has a second name: it’s General and we saved him for last. You may do the same, but understand that the General should not be denied. Please find the time for the recently 89 rated
. We promise you’ll enjoy it to the knub!