La Flor de Ynclan cigars (pronounced, een-klahn), is a very special Villiger cigar meticulously crafted by Heinrich Villiger, himself, and Cuban expatriate master blender, Jose Matias Maragoto, in the Dominican Republic. Originally, an obsolete Cuban cigar brand dating back to the early 1990s, Villiger released a small batch of Flor de Ynclan over a decade ago, but unsatisfied with the result, production was halted. This re-booted version is blended with a more balanced recipe of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos, Indonesian binder, and a Colorado-hued Ecuadorian wrapper, which now lives up to this cigar's original promise. Which is why Cigar Aficionado has recognized the Robusto size as the #10 cigar of the year in 2017.
The cigar offers exceptional construction and is full-flavored throughout, offering a superb, complex smoke that issues notes of white pepper, earth, oak, cedar, coffee, leather, almonds, dried fruit and sweet spices. Flor de Ynclan pairs also well with everything from coffee to single malts, but to get the most out of this blend, Villiger suggests pairing it with Zafra 21 year-aged rum, which reveals even more of the fruit and sweet cinnamon notes.
"The La Flor De Ynclan cigar has been an ongoing labor of love for us," said Heinrich Villiger. "There is a difference between a good and great cigar, and Matias and I hope you feel the same." Presented in Robusto, Torpedo and Churchill shapes, add some to your next Famous Smoke Shop order.
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