Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meet the Man Behind Gurkha!

This Friday, June 1st, Corona Cigar Co will be having a Gurkha event at the Heathrow location from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Meet and chat with Kaizad Hansotia, the owner and founder of Gurkha. You've never seen specials like the ones for this event!

Gurkha is known world wide as a premium cigar brand that makes boutique blends of cigars. Kaizad travels around the globe searching for unique tobacco to make very special cigars.  

One of his newest lines, the Cellar Reserve is an excellent example of Kaizad’s blending prowess. With two different tobaccos over a decade aged, you can expect great things. The wrapper is a 1998 Criollo, and the filler has 15 year old Dominican tobacco. On the first puff you know this cigar is going it be superb, with notes of vanilla and nut.  The smoke is smooth and creamy and leaves your palate constantly wanting another puff.  The Cellar Reserve is a strategic addition to Gurkha’s arsenal of cigars, adding a medium-full bodied and full flavored cigar to their repertoire. If full bodied strength isn't your thing, then the earthy medium bodied Seduction, or the mild-medium and creamy Royal Challenge might be up your alley.

Make sure to come in this weekend, June 1st, at the Heathrow location to take advantage of the great deals, and to try out the newest Gurkha cigars with Gurkha’s own mastermind, Kaizad Hansotia!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Celebrate this Memorial Day with Corona Cigar Co

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, I felt like I should be smoking a patriotic cigar. To celebrate the freedoms our troops have fought for I grabbed a CAO America and a House Resolution.

The CAO America is a very well rounded cigar. The medium bodied, full flavored cigar is perfect for a relaxing evening with your friends and family this weekend. Now don't get shy when you see the barber pole wrapper on this cigar, the wrappers are a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and a Connecticut shade wrapper. The flavors profile is creamy with hints of wood.

For any of you getting ready for a barbecue, the House Resolution is perfect for the occasion. The sun grown San Andres maduro wrapper adds a hint of spice, to a smooth smoke that finishes with a leathery undertone. The flavor profile pairs perfectly with the aroma of a barbecue, so grab a box of House Resolutions so you and your friends can have a great time this weekend!

Don't forget to pick these cigars up at your local Corona Cigar Co as we are open on Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Diamond Crowns - A Taste for Every Palate

Diamond Crown Classic:  A gorgeous Connecticut shade wrapper envelops Dominican binder and filler on this cigar.  The classic Diamond Crown is a mild cigar which still touts a robust flavor profile.  The natural cigar has a creamy texture to the smoke, which enhances the smoothness of the cigar.  There is a little bit of spice, with earth undertones.  The classic is definitely a top of the line cigar, that is great for new comers to cigars or to those looking for a step down strength wise.  The Macallan 12 is a great addition to this cigar, the slight cinnamon from the Macallan adds well to the earth and spice from the Diamond Crown.

Diamond Crown Julius Caesar:  Featuring a Cuban-seed Ecuadorian wrapper and a mixture of Central American tobaccos in the filler and binder.  This cigar is medium bodied and offers a complex blend of flavors, including leather, a sweet hint of cedar, and a light floral on rolling through your nose.  This cigar is perfect for any smoker of mild or medium cigars who enjoys a bit of complexity behind a well constructed cigar, add a round of Macallan 21 to compliment the sweet and floral notes, and you have yourself a great pair!

Diamond Crown Maximus:  The Maximus boasts an Ecuadorian Sungrown wrapper with Dominican filler and binder.  Strength wise the Maximus is a full bodied cigar.  The flavor notes offer hints of spice, dark chocolate, and nut.  The spice and chocolate stay throughout the entire cigar, especially through the roll, while the nut comes to the palate less often.  The Maximus is perfect to pair with a glass of scotch, in particular Macallan 18, as the nuts and spice in the cigar match the same flavors in the Macallan.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Diamond Crown Red Carpet Event!

There’s another special event coming to Corona Cigar Co! We will be hosting the Diamond Crown Red Carpet Event at our Downtown and Sand Lake locations. It’s a perfect chance to meet both Newman brothers!  There will be a new cigar that they'll debut at the event, the Diamond Crown 1895, which was made in small batches in honor of their 110th anniversary at Diamond Crown.  This cigar is only available at Diamond Crown Lounges.

We will also be having specials on all Diamond Crown cigars:  Buy 3 singles: get an 1895 for free.  You can also buy a box of Diamond Crown cigars and get 5 Diamond Crown 1895’s, a Diamond Crown hat, and a 3 cigar sampler that comes in a leather case which include a DC Maximus, a DC Classic, and a special DC Cameroon cigar.
The event will be held at our Downtown location on Friday, May 18th from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM, and Saturday at our Sand Lake location from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Make sure to stop by for your chance to pick one of the limited cigars up, and have a great time with the Newmans!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Corona Presents: A Cigar Seminar with La Aroma de Cuba’s Rex

La Aroma de Cuba cigars are always a delight to smoke.  Whether you are picking up an award winning Mi Amor Belicoso or a delectable Edicion Especial, you know the experience is going to be extraordinary. For those of you who haven’t smoked a La Aroma, it’s never too late, and what better way to first smoke a cigar than with a proper tasting event!

We will be having a series of seminars with Rex, one at each location in the next month and a half.  Rex will be introducing you to the La Aroma family of cigars, and teaching proper tasting techniques along with beverage pairings for his cigars.  Even a seasoned smoker leaves with more smoking knowledge each time they go to a seminar with Rex. You can expect to see plenty of Corona Cigar employees there learning from one of the best and having a great time.

There will be plenty of specials on La Aroma cigars, so make sure to buy your ticket in advance for the date that best suits you! Rex will be at the Heathrow store Wednesday, May 9th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Sand Lake May 23rd from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; and Downtown June 13th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.