Henry Clay cigars used to be a relatively unknown cigar brand with only die-hard fans picking up the cigar, but it mostly collected dust on store shelves. Pete Johnson, of Tatuaje cigars, is a fan of Henry Clay and did a one-off cigar called Henry Clay Tattoo which helped breathe new life into the one-time sleepy brand. This Limited Edition is another rejuvenation and is sure to please both the novice and veterans alike. Made in just one size, this handmade comes dressed in a stunningly oily and smooth Habana 2000 wrapper that holds a Nicaraguan Criollo ‘98 binder and a blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran long-fillers. Smooth and complex, this medium bodied smoke features notes of coffee, cedar, baking spices, and hints of slight sweetness. Our panel loved this smoke and recommended pairing it with your favorite whiskey for cocktail hour.
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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