$10.00 – $200.00
Hand made in the Dominican Republic at Tabacalera El Hoyito, these cigars incorporate well-aged Dominican Piloto Cubano in the Ligero, Filler and Binder with an aged Ecuadorean Habano or Mexican San Andreas wrapper. Working towards a stronger flavor profile than the first line we knew San Andreas had to play an important role. With some experimentation, we were able to find a Dominican binder that burned well underneath the San Andreas and created a cigar that is unique to our brand. Named after a famous bull that no one could ride, these cigars are definitely Strong and Free.
Medium+ Body/Medium+ Strength – Pre-light this cigar is impressive with a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper that is noticeably lighter in color than many that you see. The refined aging process that creates this lighter Maduro wrapper also smooths out strong flavors inherent in San Andrés tobacco. The following tasting notes include input from Tobaccology customers during a live define the blend event. At first light, you’ll be hit by “umph!” on the front and “coffee, earth and Forest Floor”. These flavors will build as you burn towards the second third where they begin to work in harmony to increase the body of the cigar. The cigar’s strength is also starting to show itself. There is some “sweetness” or as another customer picked out “molasses” in the background at this stage. As you get into the final third the body and strength intensify and you are left with, as a customer described it “a darkness that overwhelms you” another customer described the final third as “It’s Freaking Amazing!” If you are a Scotch fan lean towards an Islay. If you prefer an American whiskey choose something over 90 proof, or your favorite Rye. This is a bit much for most beer but pairs well with stout and porter.