Breathing new life into the formerly moribund brand, and following on the heels of Henry Clay Tattoo comes Henry Clay Stalk Cut. Stalk cutting is a process whereby the entire tobacco plant is cut at the base and hung by its stalk to cure in a barn. This process allows the tobacco to retain the nutrients from the stalk and imparts a richer and earthier flavor profile.
Henry Clay Stalk Cut is crafted by the legendary blending team known as the Grupo de Maestros at the renowned Tabacalera de Garcia in the Dominican Republic. Full-bodied with a robust flavor profile, this blend features all vintage tobaccos. A Connecticut broadleaf wrapper from the 2012 crop hugs a Dominican piloto binder from 2010 and exquisite long-leaf filler consisting of 2012 Dominican olor and piloto, and 2013 Nicaragua criollo. Expect plenty of complexity and nuance, and you’ll be greeted with hearty notes of baking spice, dark chocolate, espresso, hay, and leather. Give this exciting new blend a try, and see for yourself why Henry Clay is becoming a brand to be reckoned with.
#22 Cigar of 2016
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