Handcrafted in Danlí, Honduras by Oscar Valladeres, who began making premium cigars with his brother Hector, and friend, Bayron Duarte, in 2012. Oscar's career began 9 years earlier working for Rocky Patel, and Bayron's resume included over 20 combined years with General Cigar and Oliva. A year earlier Oscar was running a modest cigar shop in Danlí with a couple of rollers, but at the end of 2011 he, along with Hector and Bayron bought a small factory and made cigars under the Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co. 2012 label. Like his "Leaf by Oscar" cigars, they were presented wrapped in dried tobacco leaves to simulate the ancient Mayan cigars.
Today, the fruits of the partners' labors have paid off with high praise and tasting scores for their cigars, including the 2012 by Oscar cigars that returned to the market in 2017 as a tribute to their first year in business. The cigars, all rolled to a 6" x 52 Toro, are offered in 3 wrapper choices - Connecticut Shade, Sun Grown Corojo, and San Andrés Maduro - each outstanding in their own way.
The Oscar Habano cigars offer you a smooth, complex, full-bodied smoke using fillers and binder from Honduras and Nicaragua and rolled in gorgeous Ecuadorian Habano wrappers; and each cigar is presented inside a dried Candela wrapper. The shapes include a Robusto, a Toro, and a Sixty offered in boxes of 11 cigars and bundles of 20.
If you haven't had the pleasure of Oscar's company, there's no time better than now to add these fine, humidor-worthy cigars to your collection. Do so today by dropping some in your cart.