Founded by Graycliff Resort owner, Enrico Garzaroli, the Graycliff Cigar Company has achieved fame worldwide for high-end, handcrafted cigars produced in the lush tropical setting of the prestigious Bahamian resort by the same name. The site of the Graycliff Resort was originally a church built in 1666, one of Nassau's first structures. Known as the "Pride of the Bahamas," this historic site later served as a fort before becoming home to the 5-star resort. Winston Churchill, Aristotle Onassis, Paul Newman, King Constantine, and the Beatles are among the many who have visited over the years. An enthusiastic cigar aficionado, Garzaroli dreamed of producing truly top-shelf cigars to complement the fine wine and cuisine in his first class restaurants, so he partnered with Cuban cigar legend Avelino Lara to create Graycliff Cigar Company. Graycliffs—initially offered as an amenity for guests at the hotel—are handmade in a small area behind the renowned Nassau resort. With an unyielding devotion to superior quality and consistency, Lara oversees the production of each cigar. Operating with just a dozen rollers, only a few hundred are rolled each day. They're known for exceptional body and flavor without being overly harsh. Because of the focus on quality, Graycliff has thrived in spite of entering the premium cigar business in 1998 at the end of the cigar boom. Demand has mushroomed so much that Graycliff has expanded their manufacturing operations to Nicaragua and Honduras, exporting their exacting standards as well. Consistently ranked among the finest cigars in the world, Graycliff is among the most prestigious brands on the market today.
Limitada PGXL is only around for a short time since it had just one production run for this blend. The fragrant dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is thick, oily and toothy which will add to the rich flavor and a pre-light barnyard aroma throughout. In case you are unfamiliar with the term “barnyard aroma” for cigars, it’s a good thing. In fact, 99% of time that means you will get an excellent smoke that will taste extremely good and won’t taste anything like a barnyard when it’s fired up. To add to the rich flavor, this densely packed beauty is full of Nicaraguan and Honduran Habano-seed long-fillers with a Nicaraguan binder. Once lit, your palate will find hints of caramel and a touch of leather. Over time, the cigar will develop a hint a spiciness as well as some Nicaraguan sweetness. As you smoke, the flavors will become fuller, eventually giving you hints of earth, more leather and a touch more spiciness, and overall, with each puff you will find more and more complexity. We think this smoke is best enjoyed with a Rye Whiskey.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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