Founded in 1797 and incorporated in 1996, Nolensville, TN is nestled between Nashville and Franklin and is home to one of Cigar Aficionados’ Editor’s Picks for “Where To Smoke” 2015, Battleground Smoke and Spirits. Though the area was not historically known for inclusion, as it was a hotbed for confederate activity in the 1800s, this Brick and Mortar cigar shop and full bar is now a main gathering place in the mid state and the example of diversity in this small Tennessee town.
Quiet and tranquil during the day and bustling and musical at night, Battleground (which is owned and operated by Military Veterans) is host to a slate of events and attractions that draw cigar aficionados and music lovers from several neighboring towns daily. Not only is the venue welcoming and fun for those that love premium tobacco, but also it is one that offers an ambiance suitable for non-smokers and those new to the cigar lifestyle. Whether it’s for sporting events on the 4 large flat screens, comedy concerts or meetings for The Cigar Crew Nashville, this spot keeps its regular and new patrons happy and coming back for more with its offerings.
What are you in the mood for? Fine cigars? Cigar accessories? Premium spirits, wine or high-gravity beers? Lockers to store your stogies? They have it. And the newest edition to the Battleground line-up is its own house blend cigar manufactured by Sosa Family Cigars out of Miami, FL.
The logo for the establishment is also the band for the cigar, complete with two war generals (of different ethnic backgrounds) taking a break from action sitting comfortably, feet up, talking over a cigar…the way it’s supposed to be.
Battleground Smokes and Spirits House Blend
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Filler: Nicaragua (Condega & Esteli)
Vitola for Eval: 5 x 52 Robusto
Dry draw: Oak, cinnamon
1st third: Woodiness, milk/creamy notes
2nd third: – Nutty, nutmeg
Final third: – Floral, slight cocoa and chai tea spice
Overall Impression: Mild body, perfect for a novice and tasty enough for an experienced smoker. The cigar won’t overpower your drink of choice from the bar.
When visiting Middle Tennessee, check out Battleground Smokes & Spirits’ website, on Twitter or Instagram for all of their events and gatherings. And if you can’t make up your mind on which cigar to pick up from the humidor, you can’t go wrong by asking for the new house blend.