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A bolder Griffin.Made by Davidoff, The Griffin’s cigars are held in the same esteem as super-premium brands such as AVO, Ashton, and Diamond Crown. Known for their Connecticut and Maduro offerings, The Griffin’s Nicaragua marks the first time the renowned brand ventured into using tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras.The Griffin’s Nicaragua comes draped in a Nicaragua Habano wrapper concealing Dominican, Honduras, and Nicaragua long-leaves. Towing the line between medium and full-bodied, leaning closer to full, this blend is perfectly constructed and echoes with rich and decadent flavors. You’ll be greeted with notes of spice and pepper off the bat, with cedar, cream, earth, and coffee rounding out the experience. The Griffin’s Nicaragua is a welcome change of pace for the high end brand, and you should definitely pick these up if you enjoy impeccable medium to full-bodied premium cigars.
A More Powerful Creature
I’ve always been a fan of The Griffin’s. When you’re in the mood for a reliable morning or mid-day mellow cigar, they never let you down. So when I heard that Davidoff was releasing The Griffin’s Nicaragua, I knew I had to try one. True to Nicaraguan form, it is a complete departure from the original Connecticut offering. In fact, the only thing they have in common was the superior construction. The Griffin’s Nicaraguan packs quite a punch right from the start, especially the Short Torpedo size. Wasting no time, you are immediately hit with a bold spice up front along with notes of chocolate, leather, and cedar in the background. I did detect a slight bitterness on the tongue on the finish towards the end of the cigar but nothing that made the cigar any less enjoyable. This is a well-blended, medium to full-bodied cigar that brings The Griffin’s brand into a whole new realm for fans of full-bodied, Nicaraguan tobacco. And despite all its boldness, a hint of that signature Dominican tobacco in the filler still lingers.