Welcome to the first edition of Clock’s Monthly Burn! This newsletter is based on the top 5% of cigars from my personal notes dating back to 2010. Each month, I’ll release a list of four cigars you can’t miss. Cigars that range from “wow, that was phenomenal” to a moment of zen.
No ads. No caveats. No “so-so” cigars. Just four cigars you should drop everything to smoke (and where to get them).
CLOCK’S MONTHLY BURN
Davidoff Yamasa Toro
Tasting notes: The closest thing I’ve had to a religious experience with a cigar in years. Notes of charred oak, pepper, and smoked salmon abound. Full bodied but smooth as silk. In the second half the wood-smoked flavor draws back revealing a semi-sweet chocolate that is balanced with pepper.
Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac
Tasting notes: What. The. Hell. I don’t remember the last time a new boutique brand knocked my socks off like Daddy Mac. Opens full of charisma with cinnamon, coffee cake, cedar, and grass. Unbelievably complex throughout, moving to almonds, milk chocolate, and spice. Buy wherever you can.
Tasting notes: A breath of fresh air from Montecristo. Traditional notes of wood and hay, with additional cocoa and light pepper notes. The warmth, smoothness, and dynamism of this blend make it a must-buy. Check out my top three favorites from Montecristo in my post on the best Montecristo cigars.
Avo Classic Covers Vol. 3
Tasting notes: I was warned by a staff member at Davidoff Brookfield Place that this cigar would be highly complex, but I wasn’t prepared for what I experienced. Exceedingly cool smoke brings with it notes of cedar, black pepper, and herbal notes. A feast. Buy it.