Excalibur cigars are an offshoot of General Cigar's legendary Hoyo de Monterrey cigar line, originally made at Villazon's HATSA factory in Honduras. Like their Hoyo brethren, Excalibur is still made using only the most prime tobaccos. Hoyo de Monterrey's Excalibur selections have expanded to include three line extensions, all of which are bestselling classics.
Excalibur cigars tout a top quality, cedar-aged U.S. Connecticut wrapper atop a mix of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers held together by Connecticut broadleaf binder. The result is a cigar made in the classic Cuban tradition, but smokes a little more mellow.
The Excalibur 1066 Dark Knight debuted in 2000 as a full-bodied premium, rolled in a thick, dark Connecticut-grown Havano Grueso (Spanish for "thick") wrapper that's very much like what's used on the Partagas Black Label. Designed for more experienced cigar smokers who prefer a full-bodied and complex smoke, the secret of the Dark Knight's uber-rich flavor lies in its proprietary Nicaraguan Ometepe leaf combined with potent Dominican ligero.
Excalibur Cameroon cigars also bowed in 2000, replacing the hearty Connecticut leaf on the outside with a savory African Cameroon wrapper; the traditional fillers are traded out in favor of smoother, more extensively aged tobaccos. Still medium to full bodied, this edition of Excalibur premiums smokes with a spicy sweetness, but a very refined character thanks to the core tobaccos' extra rest.
Bottom line: top notch premiums one and all, Excalibur are thick with Honduran flavor - and amazingly, an improvement on what was already a great smoke in Hoyo de Monterrey. Find the one that fits you best and add a box to your cart today!