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SAGA Cigar Reviews

Below are some SAGA cigar reviews from our team members:


SAGA Short Tales No. 6 - Review by Justin

"The wrapper was dark, a little oily and it burned evenly. Cigar was firm. It burned steady, slow and evenly. On the palate were hints of dark chocolate, wood, hazelnuts and a small hint of spice. As the cigar got half to 3/4 of the way through, there was a hint of cream. I enjoyed this cigar as it was medium to full in body."


SAGA Solaz Gordo - Review by Vince

"At first glance, the Solaz has a premium construction to it. The Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper looks mellow and inviting. I was surprised to find that at first light up, it provided much spice which I would attribute to its Dominican binder and filler. The draw was a little too loose and took effort to provide a bellowing smoke. The burn was consistent with a premium cigar. After the first third of the cigar was done, the spice took a back seat and paved the way for the creaminess that I was originally expecting. For the rest of the smoke, it seemed very consistent with the creamy mild to medium flavors and I seemed to pick up on some notes of wood and cedar. Overall, it was a very good cigar and I rated it at 89."


Don Julio Robusto - Review by Vince

"The Don Julio’s appearance is phenomenal; from the band to the rich leaf. The wrapper possesses a medium to dark brown color with a hint of reddish cinnamon and gave me the impression of a rich and complex smoke. Upon lighting up, I was invited with a peppery taste with some hints of cedar and citrus. The draw was open but not too loose which allowed minimal effort to bellow smoke. Burn was a little inconsistent and the cigar seemed to want to canoe despite my best efforts to keep it consistent. The next third of the cigar yielded a creamy and chocolatey duet as the pepper slowly took a back seat. Finishing, the cream and chocolate persisted and notes of espresso and tobacco entered the equation. Overall, a fantastic stick and very complex. I rated the Don Julio a 94."


SAGA Solaz - Review by Jordon

"Incredibly cool and easy on the palate, and mild from beginning to end--qualities of the cigar's claro shade grown wrapper. Grassiness, cedar and a hint of black pepper predominate the initial lighting of the cigar, with the pepper giving way to more unusual herbal and mineral notes that appear in intervals to the end. A spring cigar, light and airy, a touch of cream, and perfect for anyone wanting an unobtrusive experience."

April Specials & Raffle

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May Cigar Specials!

May 1, 2021 - May 28, 2021

20% OFF 

All Micallef, SAGA, Balmoral & Foundry Cigars!

Plus receive 1 raffle ticket for each Micallef, SAGA, Balmoral or Foundry cigar purchased!


Raffle items include humidors, ashtrays, Macanudo chairs,

plus the GRAND PRIZE will be a Masterbuild Pro Series MES 230/G Bluetooth Digital Electric Smoker! 

Raffle will be held on Memorial Day (May 31st). Must be 21+ to participate.

Boyd's Is Hiring!



ALEC BRADLEY BLACK MARKET FILTHY HOOLIGAN: Limited Release! Only 2,000 boxes made! The Filthy Hooligan 2021 is a 6 x 50 barberpole with two wrappers: Candela and Nicaraguan Jalapa. It sits over an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and fillers from Honduras and Panama.

ALEC BRADLEY BLACK MARKET FILTHY HOOLIGAN SHAMROCK: Limited Release! Only 1,500 boxes made! Every year for the last seven years, Alec Bradley has released a St. Patrick's Day inspired cigar in limited quantities, called the Black Market Filthy Hooligan. Most years have been barber-polese using two different wrappers. But the Shamrock kicks it up a notch by adding not just two, but three wrapper leaves, just like the three leaves on an Irish shamrock. 

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Part-time Retail Sales position available at Boyd's Tobacco & Elegant Gifts! 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
Customer Service
Cash/Check/Credit Payment Processing
Maintain Sales Records
Place Special Orders
Arrange and Display Merchandise
Open/Close Operations
Daily Cleaning Duties
Monitor Security Issues

Education and Experience: 
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
Minimum 5-years customer service experience
Knowledge of cigars and/or cigar smoker preferred
Experience in retail or sales environment 
Basic business administration knowledge

Must have good communication skills, integrity, and willing to work nights and weekends with a flexible schedule. 

Must at least be 21 years of age.

Please email cover letter and resume to  

Boyd's Has the #1 Cigar of 2020!

Cigar Aficionado's #1 Cigar of 2020, the E.P. Carrillo Pledge, is now available at Boyd's! 

Pledge Prequel

The Perez-Carrillo family and E.P. Carrillo Cigar Co. are honored to receive Cigar Aficionado’s 2020 #1 Cigar of the Year. The Pledge, is the third release in the Perez-Carrillo Series, following Encore (2018 #1 Cigar of the Year) and La Historia (2014 #2 Cigar of the Year). Rated 98 points, a Classic by Cigar Aficionado standards, gives Pledge the highest ever rating for a No. 1 Cigar of the Year. E.P. Carrillo has received the top spot 2 out of the past 3 years.

"On its own, the E.P. Carrillo Pledge is a delicious smoke that delivers flavor in bold, zesty parcels of spicy oak, licorice, black cherry and black pepper. Baking spices sing like a holiday chorus, and when you think you've tasted all the cigar has to offer, a warm, familiar note of baked apple settles across the palate."