They’re fraternal twins: premium cigars with the exact same blend, but in round “parejo” and box-pressed versions. We sample 5, to find the specific flavor differences between them.
#Nowsmoking: Highclere Castle Corona
#nowsmoking @famoussmokeshop: A model of royal refinement, the Highclere Castle Corona offers a creamy, earthy, and tangy smoke with a distinct, peppery twist.
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez – Estelí, Nicaragua
Size: 5½” x 46/Corona
Strength: Medium – Full
Wrapper: U.S. Connecticut Shade
Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Ometepe, and proprietary Nicadán hybrid
Base Flavors: Black pepper, earth, orange-lemon citrus, cedar
Where it’s at: Impeccably crafted with a silky Connecticut wrapper. Bold, black pepper notes leap out of the gate. Settles into a creamy, earthy smoke with a long, crisp, peppery finish. A layer of tart fruit enters midstream with a light cedary note. A very refined slam-dunk for smokers who crave spicy cigars.
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