I have had seven 7 of the 2016 Cigar Aficionado s top 25 cigars including the #2 Rocky Patel sun grown maduro. In my opinion the Henry Clay Stalk Cut Toro is the best of the lot.
I saw this made the Top 25 so I wanted to try it. I generally like box presses and the look and feel of this one was great. Although the flavors were excellent I just couldn t get past the tight draw. They may have just packed too much tobacco. The burn was very slow and required some touch-ups. The draw did improve around the mid-point and the flavors developed as well. With a smoother, more consistent draw this stick could be a home run.