ACID Cigars is a brand of naturally infused cigars, owned by Drew Estate. It is the best-selling flavored cigar in the world. Their most popular varieties include Kuba Kuba and ACID Blondie.
With their worldwide popularity, they must be worth a try right? But if you’ve never had a flavored cigar before you might still be on the fence. So to help convince you, this is everything you need to know about ACID Cigars.
Why Are They Called ACID Cigars?
Don’t worry, the brand name says nothing about the actual flavor profile of ACID Cigars. It is the nickname of the main inspiration behind ACID Cigars; Scott ‘Acid’ Chester, a street artist and buddy of the Drew Estate founders, Marvin Samuel and Jonathan Drew.
The three men met when sharing a workspace in NYC. Like the artist, Samuel and Drew wanted to think out of the box and ACID Cigars was born.
They took the premium experience of smoking a traditional cigar and gave it an unexpected yet calmer twist that made smoking cigars more fun. Today, Acids are enjoyed as the laidback cigar, extra smooth and pleasant, even for beginners.
So, if you were expecting an extra low pH tobacco, that’s not what you’ll get. The acidity in these cigars are no different from the regulars. Arguably, they are even less acidic because of their mild flavor.
Are ACID Cigars Natural?
ACID Cigars are naturally flavored. What you taste with each puff isn’t chemicals. Drew Estate uses real botanicals, oils and extracted essences to develop interesting and exciting flavor profiles in their cigars.
Not only that, each stick is handrolled, just like a traditional cigar. They have been made by highly skilled craftsmen in Esteli, Nicaragua, where they are still handmade to this day.
Flavored cigars aren’t always welcomed by aficionados so we want to make it clear that ACID cigars are still very much cigars. The reason why ACIDs are so popular is their careful attention for ingredients and method.
Are ACID Cigars Good for Beginners?
Smoking a cigar is not quite the same as smoking a cigarette. The taste is stronger and you can’t inhale without giving yourself a coughing fit. That’s why cigar beginners build up to stronger smokes.
Since ACID Cigars are generally mild and offer a more familiar flavoring, they are very popular among beginners. It lets you get used to the cigar smoking technique without feeling like you’ve just burned your lungs.
But it’s not just beginners that enjoy them. Peek into the drawers of regular cigar smokers and you might just find a Kuba Kuba.
What Flavor Are ACID Cigars and What Do ACID Cigar Colors Mean?
Drew Estate was created by adventurers and the company encourages you to take on some of the free spirit and experiment with different ACID Cigar flavors.
Of course, we’ve done our fair share of tasting so we can clue you in on which flavors you can expect from which colors. These are some of our favorites.
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|ACID Cigar Name||Flavor Profile|
|Kuba Kuba (blue)||Earthy, woodsy robust with sweetened tip and Sumatra wrapper|
|Blondie (blue)||Creamy vanilla and earthy sweet honey in Connecticut shade wrapper|
|Kong (blue)||Herbaceous red wine as cone-shaped Cameroon wrapper|
|Atom (gold)||Most traditional almost full-bodied Maduro|
|Cold Infusion Tea (gold)||Sipping peach lemonade in a pine forest|
|Liquid (red)||Creamy nuttiness with a sprinkle of spice|
|Extra Ordinary Larry (purple)||Cinnamon, floral and herby wrapped up as a fat boy|
What is the Strongest ACID Cigar?
Do you prefer full-bodied cigars? You can still get your fix with ACID Cigars.
We recommend the ACID Earthiness, a Sumatra wrapper corona, and the Liquid. Both are great stoogies for a longer session.
Just because they are flavored doesn’t mean they are all mild. You would be surprised how big of a punch the ACID Cigars can deliver. Try it before you knock it.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who Owns ACID Cigars?
ACID Cigars is one of the brands owned by Drew Estate. Their cigars are made in Esteli, Nicaragua.
Is ACID a Good Cigar?
ACIDs are extremely popular cigars and their sales volume speaks for itself. If you are looking for a flavored cigar that doesn’t taste like chemicals, this is a good choice.
How Much Nicotine is in an ACID Cigar?
The nicotine content varies depending on the specific type but there are no significant variations in nicotine compared to other cigars, regardless of whether they are flavored or not.