Named for the illustrious, 19th century U.S. Senator from Kentucky, Henry Clay Brevas Conservas cigars have their origins in Old Havana and were once one of Cuba's leading cigar brands. (A picture of the original Havana factory is on the box) Now made in the Dominican Republic, these peppery, full-bodied cigars are blended with robust Dominican Ligero tobaccos and dark, U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers. Not for beginners, this is a heavy cigar with a long, spicy finish, better suited to more experienced palates.
My go to smoke if I have a bunch in my humidor. Not the prettiest around, but definitely a pleasing smoke. Good medium body cigar if you don't want to break the bank.
The Henry Clay Brevas Conservas is a very good value. It is not the tidiest-looking cigar but I like the looks - sort of a "polished ruggedness". Its mechanics are just fine and its hefty smoke volume is loaded with tons of clean spicy/nutty taste. Definitely approaching the "full" category (which I like) so maybe not a good one for on an empty stomach but elsewise it's great!
Among my cigar afficianado friends "everyday smoke" generally means "something a bit less expensive than my favorite 'special occasion' smokes, but sacrificing quality for quantity." Not Henry Clay Brevas Conservas! Wow! What a heavenly smoke! I like everything about them: the burn, draw, consistancy, powerful aromatic flavor...these are first class all the way. They have redefined my expression of "everyday smokes" and threaten to redefine 'special occasion' smokes. Bravo, Henry Clay!