The brainchild of Clint Aaron and Mike Justice, 262 Cigars is a collective of premium cigar brands that have been riding the new wave of boutique cigars into the marketplace since 2010. The name stands for February 1962, the month and year that President John F. Kennedy signed the Cuban Trade Embargo. It also stands for something more than just really good cigars; it stands for a new paradigm and an ideology to which Aaron and Justice have assigned the slogan, "Smoke the Revolution."
No revolution would be complete without a manifesto, and the 262 Manifesto is a call to action for cigar smokers to band together and tell local, state, and federal government officials that they will not stand for excessive tobacco taxation and unconstitutional smoking bans. "I believe in the constitution and fully trust what the founders setup for us," says Mike Justice. "Our Ideologies are the foundations of how we live our lives, the decisions we make, and the people we associate with."
Made in Honduras Paradigm cigars start with Nicaraguan Seco and Ligero tobaccos from Estelí and Jalapa, a Colombian Cuban-seed Cubito leaf, and a Honduran binder wrapped in a luscious Brazilian Mata Fina leaf that pulls everything together to deliver a creamy, complex, and medium-full smoke that exhibits notes of citrus, coffee, pepper, cedar, cocoa and sweet tobacco.
Our Ideologies are what make us who we are, and 262 Ideology cigars represent the passion to create great cigars, the fortitude to transcend the opposition, and the resolve to smoke free. Using a mild 3-nation core blend rolled in flawless Nicaraguan Habano Rosado wrappers, the 262 Ideology will ring home with your palate and remind you what is was about cigars that made you fall in love with them. Their effortless draw offers a toasty, buttery, and creamy-smooth smoke that pledges to put your troubles on "hold" for a most relaxing experience.
During the events leading up to our nation's revolution, Paul Revere was among those who answered the call for freedom with selfless courage, and made his mark on history. That passion is reflected in the 262 Revere cigars selection. If you love the bold taste of Nicaraguan puros, the Revere selection embraces a blend of long-fillers from Estelí, Condega, and Jalapa rolled in a glossy and naturally sweet-tasting Jalapa wrapper. The smoke is full-bodied, offering a multitude of floral and herbal notes with citrus peel, cocoa, and spice in the mix, making the 262 Revere a marvelous choice for lovers of the best Nicaraguan cigars.
While all of the above brands have a cigar revolution theme, 262 Allegiance cigars takes a stronger tone. State by state, town by town, and at the Federal level, too, there is a growing opposition to our cigar culture, and it's time to take a side. So, in an effort to thwart those efforts, Clint Aaron has created a medium-bodied cigar that will appeal to cigar smokers at every level. Made in Estelí, Nicaragua, Allegiance marries Nicaraguan and Honduran long-fillers to an oily Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper for a satisfying smoke with an exotic mix of spice, citrus, and earthy flavors. If you want a cigar made with outstanding quality and taste, turn your allegiance to this selection."