The next cigar I am going to try as part of my cigar challenge is from the Henry Clay cigar brand, I will be smoking the War Hawk Rebellious Limited Edition.
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of origin: Nicaragua
Julián Álvarez Granda created this cigar brand in the 1840’s.
Granda named it after Henry Clay of Kentucky, an American politician and a Secretary of State during the 1800’s.
Clay’s nickname was ‘War hawks’ as he was one of those guys that always wanted to go to war… especially using force against the British 🤦♂️ I’m no historian, so if you want to learn more about Henry Clay it’s probably worth checking out this documentary ‘Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union‘…
The Henry Clay War Hawk series of cigars were released in 2019/2020 by cigar manufacturer and distributor Altadis. This was the result of a collaboration with Nicaraguan cigar maker A.J. Fernandez.
More info @ https://www.altadisusa.com/cigars/henry-clay
This Henry Clay cigar looks great in size and shape. The band reminds me of a Romeo Y Julieta. Upon lighting, it was quite spicy and there was definitely a peppery vibe to it, but that seemed to ease throughout the smoke.
If I’m honest, I got really bored of this cigar. It was quite dry, maybe due to the way I’ve stored it in my humidor?! The wrapper split too which made it quite an uneven smoke. It wasn’t terrible though.
My rating: 6 out of 10
Next up… a Hoyo de Monterrey cigar!