These War Hawks come with a slight shift from the legendary series, in that, the familiar Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper has been replaced by a blonde, Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Oh, that savory Broadleaf still plays a role in the blend; it's just moved down a level for use as the binder. Completing the blend is a long-filler core of sweet-spicy Honduran tobaccos. Created in honor of Henry Clay, whose insistence on the United States entering the War of 1812 coined the term "War Hawk," you'd expect a cigar of the same name to be pretty aggressive. Surprisingly, the smoke leans more to the medium-bodied side of the grid, and the result is a dense, creamy smoke teeming with a perfectly-balanced toastiness that reveals flavors of earth, oak, sweet-spice, and an alluring herbal note. That flavor profile earned it the #10 Cigar of the Year for 2020.
Handcrafted in three popular sizes - a 5½" x 44 Corona, a 5" x 54 Robusto, and a 6" x 50 Toro, each presented in boxes of 25 cigars, the Henry Clay War Hawk selection is a rebellious departure from its heartier Stalk Cut and Henry Clay core lines.
Cigar smokers seeking a medium to medium-plus smoke with a complex, full-flavored profile will find the War Hawk a pleasant surprise. Even new cigar smokers will be drawn to this blend for its rich flavor and creamy-smooth character, making this Henry Clay cigar a pleasurable passage into this iconic brand. Add some to your next Famous Smoke Shop cigar order and discover the lighter side of Henry Clay.
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