Never overwhelmingly strong, Henry Clay has a unique and rich flavor.
Henry Clay cigars are named for the famous American politician by the same name (U.S. senator from Kentucky 1806-07, 1810-11, 1831-42, 1849-52; U.S. representative and Speaker of the House 1811-14, 1815-21, 1823-25; U.S. Secretary of State 1825-29) and have a cult-like following. This cigar is a favorite of aficionados with a more refined palate who find it unique for its flavorful Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. This wrapper gives the cigar a medium body and a robust aroma.
The smoke from Henry Clay has a chewy texture with strong, earthy aromas and light spices. It's a great maduro cigar with a moderate price point. The old Henry Clay factory in Cuba is still featured on each box of Henry Clay cigars. Ever since the embargo, Henry Clay cigars have been produced in the Dominican Republic by the finest rollers at the Altadis factory.
I look at these cigars as "sleepers". Used to smoke them when they were stocked in a local shop's humidor. It's a simple, better than average, straightforward smoke. Medium body but tending toward the stronger side. Not a lot of "nuance" here, just a rich maduro flavor that favors slower smoking. Well constructed. Nice pricepoint. I'm not an Altadis fan but they've got something here worth a look.