The first Friday of each new month brings with it a highly anticipated drop from the Limited Cigar Association. The last LCA day of 2022 begins at Midnight EST and will consist of two limited edition offerings, the featured LCA cigar for the month as well as an LCA+ selection. Find out more about the blends below, and check out their store locator to find the closest retailer.
The featured cigar for December is the Corporal Napoleon. This unique 6×52 Toro utilizes tobaccos from four different countries. The Corporal Napoleon showcases a Stalk-Cut San Andres wrapper (Mexico), and a Corojo Viso binder (Nicaragua). A combination of San Vicente Ligero (Dominican Republic), Condega Corojo (Nicaragua), Jalapa (Nicaragua), and Habano Viso (Costa Rica) was chosen for the filler. The LCA shares that one can expect tasting notes of dried fruits, black pepper, cream, chocolate, and molasses.
Napoleon’s impact on cigars is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about the historical figure, but that doesn’t diminish its importance. The troops on the ground during his invasion and occupation of the Iberian Peninsula took something back home with them. Upon returning to places like France and Great Britain, troops who had spent part of the early 1800’s in what would be called “The Peninsula War” spread the interest in cigars they’d developed while stationed abroad. In the years that followed, cigar smoking spread through Europe at a rate that had not been seen before. This special cigar was rolled at Tabacalera Las Villas in Nicaragua and will be available at an MSRP of $12.
The LCA+ selection for December pays homage to one of the most iconic stories about Christmas ever committed to film. The 5 x 50 Red Ryder Robusto was rolled at Tabacalera Annex in Nicaragua. The blend features an Indonesian Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan Criollo binder, and Nicaraguan fillers. Privada Cigar Club and the LCA have gone to impressive lengths in order to create a band that matches the style of the original inspiration for the Red Ryder BB Gun, a western themed comic strip that began being published in 1938. Best of all – aside from the $10.25 MSRP – this Red Ryder can be enjoyed without any risk of shooting your eye out.
What are your favorite movies to watch this time of year? Do you have a local LCA or do you get yours online? Let everyone know in the comments below! The LCA suggests the following @ mentions and hashtags for enthusiasts to use when posting about the December’s cigars:
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