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Nothing says ‘merica like some good BBQ, hanging with the family, and smoking a cigar! To help you celebrate Independence Day the right way, Tony Katz has the perfect cigar recommendations for you.

CAO “America”

“A barber pole design, its Connecticut and Connecticut broadleaf. It’s a fun cigar, very enjoyable. It’s got a nice earth and leather to it.”  

Wrapper: Connecticut  Binder: Brazilian Filler: Dominican, Italian, Nicaraguan, American  Tasting Notes: Cream, Oak


Alec and Bradley “Gatekeeper”

“A freaking fantastic cigar and under $15. It’s perfect, a nice step-up and won’t break the bank. It’s gorgeous. You cannot go wrong with this.”  

Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano) Binder: Nicaragua Filler- Nicargua/DR


Kristoff Cigars “Pistoff Kristoff”

“Big, punch you in the face, ‘God Bless America’ choice…it’s there to do the damage to you- so if you like that in a cigar, it’s perfect!”

Wrapper: San Andres Binder: Indonesian Filler: Nicaraguan Tasting Notes: Nutty, Spice, Toffee, Sweet Finish


AND if you are feeling up for a special cigar, these are the go-to!


Arturo Fuente “Hemingway Maduro”

“If you can find it and spend any amount of money, yes! It’s glorious in flavor, the chocolate you’re going to get, the leather you’ll feel on that.”

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Filler and Binder: Dominican Republic Tasting Notes- Dark Chocolate, Earth, Coffee, Spice


Arturo “Opus X Angel’s Share”

“If you want to play BIG. You’ll find it’s a wonderful smoke!”

Wrapper, Filler, and Binder- Dominican Republic Tasting Notes: Orange Peel, Gingersnap, and Earth


Be sure to check out some of our favorite cigar shops to stock up for this Fourth of July!

Blend Bar Cigar in Indy

Burn by Rocky Patel in Indy

Carmacks in Noblesville

Cigar Haven in Fishers

Final Third Cigar in Ingalls

Mr. B’s in Avon

Nicky Blaines in Indy

Premier Arms in Brownsburg

Smoker’s Choice in Brownsburg

The Cigar Box in Carmel