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.
A full-flavored, boutique from AJ Fernandez.
Produced in the same factory as Man O' War Ruination, Rocky Patel Fusion, and Sol Cubano Cuban Cabinet, La Herencia Cubana stems from master blender AJ Fernandez. The name itself means “Cuban heritage” and for good reason; the blend is similar in flavor and complexity to those originating from Cuba's glory days.
Inside you'll find a unique, full-bodied, complex filler brimming with ligero tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras mixed with broadleaf from Pennsylvania. Outside, you'll see an aged Ecuadorian Habano ligero wrapper brimming with oils. Expect a bold array of creamy smoke while a plethora of earthy-rich tobacco flavors overwhelm your senses. Relax as a solid finish of toasted ligeros warms your soul and melts you to the core.
The intersection of quality and affordability
You may know Ernesto Padilla from his plenitude of highly rated and widely sought after blends. His portfolio is simply stunning, stacked with best-selling blends such as Miami, Signature 1932, and Serie 1968, and now he turns his focus to crafting a superb, yet absurdly affordable everyday cigar.
Padilla Cazadores is a wallet-friendly, medium-bodied blend from Honduras that erupts with premium flavors. Featuring a dark and oily Ecuador Habano wrapper nestling a blend of long leaf tobaccos sourced throughout Nicaragua’s main growing regions, this cigar is perfectly constructed and emits clouds of pleasing aromas. Expect flavors of coffee, chocolate, cream, and subtle baking spices that will please your palate and have you longing to revisit this blend over and over again.