From the Ezra Zion HQ:
“Merry Christmas Y'all!
UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER 2021 is the 7th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater release. It has become one of the most anticipated Ezra Zion releases by our amazing fans!
We feel like this is our Christmas gift from us to you! We spared absolutely no expense and pulled-out-all-the-stops to make this the most breathtaking cigar we possibly could. (And just like Grandma...it's made with a whole lotta love!)
UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER 2021 is an intense cigar! The flavors are supremely complex—and layer over and over each other perfectly. The balance is absolute precision—and the body is overwhelmingly rich!
UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER 2021 is a full-bodied, full-strength 6x48 toro. The wrapper is a silky 9-year-aged Sumatra Rosado leaf. Fillers are secret...but are all aged between 7-13 years!
First light is a wave of dark brown sugar, cocoa, buttercream, and black pepper. Immediately following are vanilla, nutmeg, cedarwood, and walnut. The finish adds a lingering creamy richness. The retrohale brings a strong cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, aged leather, graham cracker, and honey appear. The blend rounds out with notes of heavy whipping cream, all-spice, and sugar cane.
Halfway, the blend gets even richer—borderline unbelievable! Espresso beans, candied almonds, white chocolate, and red pepper are added to the mix. Hints of Tootsie Roll, bourbon, and cashews wash over the palate on the very long finish.
The last third everything crescendos! Mocha, yellow cake, and cloves emerge. Flavors of black tea, cocoa powder, aged leather, and the "barnyard" notes (that we love so much) make the complexity hard to even describe! All I can say is "Wow!"
UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER 2021 is an utter masterpiece! Whether you’re on the Nice List or the Naughty List...you are gonna be totally captivated by it! Without a doubt, this is one of our best releases of 2021!"
Ezra Zion/Nomad releases are not eligible for the 6 or more DIY Sampler discount.