KOTL Cigar Club June 2024

KOTL Cigar Club June 2024

Can you believe June is already here? WTF??? Time is flying by, and I hope you're all enjoying some great smokes! If you're reading this, you're probably a member, so at least we know your packs are filled with quality cigars!

As our membership grows rapidly, it's becoming increasingly challenging to supply the cigars we want to include. We're committed to our motto: boutique, limited, and legacy. Some brands can't keep up with our demand, so we're having to bring in half shipments and wait for the rest. This is all due to the incredible power of our membership base.

This month, we're including a 6th cigar as a special extra. With the 4th of July coming up, we wanted you to have it in time for the celebrations. Our KOTL exclusive cigar for the 4th of July is the Independence Day, a flavorful smoke bomb! This 4x60 Maduro is packed with enough Ligero in the fillers to produce a heavy smoke. It's perfect for Independence Day, so put some smoke in the air with this one, actually you don't have a choice!

We have five more cigars to highlight, and I'll keep it short. We're featuring a PCA exclusive with the Black Label Trading Company called Orthodox, available only to retailers who attended this year's PCA in Las Vegas. We're proud to be the only subscription club offering these to our members as we were able to secure just enough boxes. 

Next up is another exclusive from Punch cigars. Each year, Punch releases a limited Father's Day cigar, and this year's edition, Dad's Home Videos, is a box-pressed 6x50 Habano delight. The packaging on these were fun! It added a nostalgic touch, designed to look like VHS tapes, evoking fond memories.We should have a few boxes for sale by the end of this week. Grab them if you can.

Our next three cigars are nothing short of excellent! The delightful Dougless Habano comes from our friends and Veteran owned, Founders Cigars Company. The amazing Aramas from Ozgener Family Cigars (OFC), and last but not least, La Imperiosa, from one of our favorite brands, The Crowned Heads.

As you can read, We've worked really hard to bring you an awesome pack! For all the great dads out there, Happy Father's Day! Light one up and enjoy that smoke—you deserve it!

As always, detailed information about each cigar awaits you below. Don't miss the opportunity to uncover this month's secret word, granting you an exclusive 15% discount code. Redeem this code at cigardagger.com and kingoftheleaf.com to enjoy savings on your entire order.

Stay connected with us through our QR code links in your monthly packs, exclusively designed for our valued members.

Remember, we are ALL The Kings of the Leaf!


ORTHODOX - Black Label Trading Co (BLTC)

Hand crafted at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua.

ORTHODOX is a small batch release offered to retailers who attended this year’s PCA tradeshow. 

"Orthodox is really about Black Label getting back to its roots. We’ve done a lot over the last 10 years but at our core we are about highlighting the strength & intensity of Nicaraguan tobacco. That’s what I went for with the Orthodox. It’s extremely bold with spice throughout the palate and nose. Its intensity is balanced by flavors of  This cigar is bold but very balanced and extremely complex,” says James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co./Black Works Studio and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

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BLTC

Corona Gorda

5 x 46

Mexico San Andrés

Ecuadorian Habano

Nicaragua

Dark Fruits, Cherries, Raisins, Anise


Dad's Home Movies LE - Punch

Punch DAD'S HOME MOVIES is a 6 x 50 box-pressed toro, featuring an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and a blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua’s Condega, Estelí, and Ometepe regions. This cigar is expertly crafted at STG Danlí in Honduras.

“With the success of Punch Dad Bod for Father’s Day last year, we knew we were on to something special,” said John Hakim, Punch brand manager, in a press release. “This cigar serves three purposes: it shows the Dad in your life how much you care, gives you a playful opportunity to tease him about his age, and lets you both enjoy a fantastic Punch cigar while he reminisces about the good old days.”

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Punch

Toro Box-Pressed

6 x 50

Ecuadorian Habano

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

White Pepper, Earth, Roasted Nuts, Coffee


Aramas A52 - Ozgener Family Cigars (OFC)

The Ozgener Aramas cigar was crafted as a tribute to legendary cigar crafter Cano Ozgener, founder of CAO cigars. According to Tim Ozgener, Cano’s son and founder of Ozgener Family Cigars, the cigar’s name is a reference to Mount Ararat, which is an inactive volcano located in Turkey but closely borders Armenia, Ararat is the national symbol for Armenia, which is Tim’s ancestral homeland. It is referred to as Masis by Armenians. The cigar’s name is a combination of the words Ararat and Masis.

Tim worked with cigar legend Ernesto Perez-Carrillo of EPC Cigars to create the blend for the Aramas, which consists of a Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper, an Ecuadorian Habano binder, and a Nicaraguan, Dominican, and USA Connecticut Broadleaf filler. It is a well-balanced, medium-bodied cigar with a deep complexity and an excellent construction.

The cigars are handmade at Ernesto’s Tabacalera La Alianza in the Dominican Republic.

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Ozgener Family Cigars

Robusto

5 x 52

Mexican San Andrés

Ecuadorian Sumatra

Nicaragua, DR, USA 

Black Pepper, Earth, Espresso, Salted Pretzels


La Imperiosa - The Crowned Heads 

Originally a Cuban brand from the early 1900’s, La Imperiosa translates to ‘the imperative,’ or, “..that which is absolutely necessary or required.” The La Imperiosa artwork and band were inspired by the original Cuban vista and band of years gone by.

La Imperiosa is available in (4) classic Cuban vitolas. This cigar has an Ecuadorian habano oscuro wrapper covering binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. The demand was set and now everyone can rejoice. The La Imperiosa by Crowned Heads is here to stay.

Opens big with a burst of red pepper, before easing off the throttle and settling onto the palate with dense and multi-layered notes of dark fruit, earth, and charred meat. The flavor is at once dense and approachable, with a massively-brooding muscular structure.

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The Crowned Heads

Rothschild

4 1/2 x 50

Ecuador Habano Oscuro

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan

Red Pepper, Cedar, Black Cherry, Aged Leather, Nuts


Douglas Habano - Founders Cigar Company

Named for the famous orator and abolitionist, our Douglass Habano honors America’s restless appetite for freedom. Founders Cigar Company is a veteran owned cigar brand located in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis.

The Douglass Habano is wrapped in an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a blend of aged Nicaraguan Estelí & Condega and Dominican fillers and Ecuadorian Habano 2000 binder. 

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Founders Cigar Co.

Toro

6x52

Ecuadorian Habano

Ecuadorian Habano 2000

Nicaragua, DR, Condega

White Pepper, Walnuts, Cedar, Caramel, Black Coffee


Independence Day - KOTL

Get ready for a smoke bomb! This short but Gordo cigar is sure to light up your 4th of July in more ways than one. Introducing the KOTL Exclusive cigar for the 4th of July: Independence Day.

This Limited Edition exclusive is our 5th custom blend for King of the Leaf Cigar Club members. Included as a 6th FREE cigar, it’s our way of thanking you for your steadfast support.

The 4x60 Short Gordo delivers a massive punch of smoke, with enough Ligero leaf to make your neighbors think about calling the fire department. Independence Day may not be as spicy as it looks, but it's potent in flavor.

Aged for 12 months and limited to only 2,000 cigars, Independence Day will be sent to every KOTL subscription club member. Any remaining cigars will be sold in 5 and 10 packs until they’re gone.

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KOTL

Short Gordo

4x60

Ecuadorian Ligero Shade

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Espresso, Black Cherry, Tart, Earth, Anise


Member Code

Your KOTL Members Code Word for June 2024 is CIGARDADS

Use this code for the month of May for 15% off site wide at both cigardagger.com and here on kingoftheleaf.com

THIS CODE WORKS ON TOP OF ANY SALE PRICES, SO YOUR SAVINGS COULD BE MUCH MORE!

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