A Connecticut done Man O' War style.
The most recent release in the Man O' War line, Virtue brings a milder, tamer yet full-flavored blend to the Man O' War portfolio.
Man O’ War was developed by Abdel "AJ" Fernandez, a Cuban-born cigar maker continuing three generations of tobacco mastery. After spending most of his life working working with premium tobacco in Cuba, Abdel Fernandez moved to Nicaragua to begin producing his own cigars. After only 6 years, Abdel currently produces Rocky Patel’s Fusion, Indian Tabac 10th Anniversary, Padilla Habano, and Sol Cubano Cuban Cabinet. However, of all the cigars produced at Abdel’s factory, he personally considers Man O’ War to be his best blend.
Virtue is one of the smoothest cigars on the market, and easily one of the smoothest concoctions ever created by A.J. Fernandez. It contains just the right amount of Nicaragua ligero to give it a light punch to keep all you full-bodied Man O' War fans satisfied while also utilizing Nicaraguan seco and viso tobaccos for medium-bodied experience that remains smooth and creamy from start to finish. A.J. wrapped this beauty with a limited Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut leaf cultivated in 2002 and its thick gauge creates a hearty complexity with a mellow finish.
Over 130 years of heritage.
The renowned Romeo y Julieta is one of the world’s best-selling brands. This classic version is medium-bodied with a smooth and crisp aroma.
Romeo y Julieta is a big name in cigars. With a rich history in Cuba, the Dominican version of today lives up to its Cuban heritage. A favorite of celebrities and politicians, the Romeo y Julieta has a momentum that just won’t quit. The reblended non- Cuban version of this cigar is medium-bodied with a distinctively smooth flavor and pleasant aroma. The cigar has a short and concise finish. One of the best aspects of this cigar is that it is made in virtually every shape you can imagine. From tubed to untubed there is a cigar shape that will appeal to any fine cigar enthusiast.
Since its introduction into the US, Romeo y Julieta has seen such success, that many line extensions have since debuted, but nothing has been able to top the classic line. Romeo y Julieta 1875 draws its unique aroma from the rich wrapper that finishes each cigar. This leaf adds a tangy and lightly spicy twist to the wood notes that are present in the cigar. As one of the most recognizable names, Romeo y Julieta is truly timeless and is the preferred cigar of enthusiasts everywhere.
Xikar, now dipping its feet into cigars.
Xikar has been a titan in the cigar accessories business and it seemed like only a matter time before they got into making cigars themselves. So far, Xikar's foray into the cigar end of things has gone fairly well. Xikar HC Series earned '91' and '92' ratings from Cigar Aficionado and earned Top 25 Best Cigar accolades for 2008 and 2009. Not a bad start, huh?
While the HC Series set the table for the burgeoning cigar line, their expansion to the Habano2 is what will propel them to stardom. Handcrafted in Nicaragua, the blend features Sumatran, Nicaraguan, and Honduran fillers that make a smooth, medium to full-bodied blend. A rare Habano 2000 wrapper is then applied over the savory fillers that add a much-needed richness to the blend. Once complete, the blend exudes flavors of rich pepper with notes of leather and cedar.