The story behind those Joe Burrow victory cigars and how to get one of your own

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When it comes to celebratory cigars for the Bengals, it's actually Joe Mixon that does most of the buying.

And he's been known to pick them up at the Party Source, the Covington, Kentucky, destination for all things beer, wine, spirits, cigars and more.

Nick Douglas, the director of humidor operations at the Party Source, said the Bengals running back is typically the one coming into the store to get "most of the smokes."

Mixon seems to be a big fan of the Drew Estate Tabak Especial flavored cigar, which is handmade in Nicaragua and is coffee-flavored with a bit of sweetness. An individual cigar costs about $9.

Drew Estate is a company started by "two frat brothers from New York," as described on its website, and began making cigars in 1996.

Those are still available at the moment at the Party Source, Douglas said.

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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow smokes a cigar after defeating Clemson in the national championship game on Jan. 13.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow smokes a cigar after defeating Clemson in the national championship game on Jan. 13.

What cigar does Joe Burrow smoke?

It's a little harder to get your hands on quarterback Joe Burrow's preferred cigars: He's been known to smoke a few different brands.

When the Bengals won the AFC North by beating the Chiefs, Burrow smoked a La Flor Dominicana Mysterio cigar. Douglas said that particular type is currently out of stock at the Party Source, although there are plenty of other LFDs available. Why be picky? When they're in stock, the Dominicana Mysterio is around $15.50 for an individual stick.

When Burrow, playing for Louisiana State University, won the 2020 National Championship Game against Clemson, he smoked a cigar custom made by La Aurora for NBA legend Karl Malone.

After that 2020 win, Forbes did some digging and identified the La Aurora cigars, which come in four sizes: a 5 by 50 Robusto; a 7 by 47 Churchill; a 6 1/4 by 52 Belicoso, and a 5 3/4 by 54 Sumo Toro. An individual cigar costs roughly $10.

As a brand, La Aurora was founded in 1903 and was the first cigar crafted in the Dominican Republic. Today, they are now sold in more than 60 countries on five continents.

Those, Douglas said, are still in stock at the Party Source.

If you're looking to join the puff-puff celebrations, it's probably best to call and see what they still have in stock or check around at your neighborhood smoke shop and see what they might have. The Party Source number is 859-291-4007. It is located at 95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: What cigars do Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon smoke? We have answers.

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