Cugine Cigars at Famous Smoke Shop
"Celebrity" cigars come and go, but Cugine cigars are here to stay. This week, cigar smokers can pick up any bundle of 20 for just $69.95, and Famous Smoke Shop will throw in a free Arganese 3-cigar sampler (a $15.78 value).
Created by actor/author/chef Joseph R. Gannascoli ("Vito" on The Sopranos), Cugine cigars are manufactured by boutique superstar Gene Arganese, using a blend of prime Dominican longfillers and Honduran Sumatra-seed binders, finished in either buttery Ecuadorian Connecticut or dark Ecuadorian Brazilian-seed wrappers. Both are impeccably constructed with a Cuban-style triple cap.
The Connecticut wrapper reveals a smooth, creamy and medium-bodied smoke, dominated by sweet, woody flavors with just a trace of nutmeg on the finish. The fuller-bodied Brazilian-seed Maduro is richer and spicier, with a note of espresso on a peppery finish.
The only reason these cigars aren't boxed is that they're the original release, intended for use when they made their northeast debut in the Famous Smoke Shop retail store. Pick up a bundle this week and save up to 46% off SRP.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009