Highclere Castle Cigars
Globally recognised as the iconic face of the award winning television drama Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle is now producing a cigar reminiscent of those enjoyed at Highclere Castle during the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
When contacted by George Herbert, the current Highclere Castle owner and 8th Earl Carnarvon, Nick Melillo, owner of Foundation Cigar Co, set himself in motion to create a cigar that aptly reflects the early British cigar history. The result was not only a fine smoking experience but also a new cigar company known as the Highclere Cigar Company.
The Highclere Castle Cigar was crafted after hundreds of hours of travel and research throughout Central and South America. Thanks to Nick's relationships with small tobacco growers throughout the region, Highclere Castle Cigar Co have been able to select from very small lots of the finest tobaccos grown by family farms known for their excellent products.
The Cigar is also blended and rolled under the watchful eye of reigning king of Nicaraguan tobacco, AJ Fernandez. Though he's normally known for his feisty Nicaraguan blends, here AJ shows his skills with mellower cigars to appeal to the British Cigar smoker.
The Highclere Castle Cigar is hand rolled in Esteli, Nicaragua, using a connecticut shade wrapper, and both Criollo and Corona from the volcanic soils of Jalapa and the island of Ometepe. The binder is made from Mata Fine, a dark tobacco from Brazil. The blend is finalised with an exclusive hybrid seed the company has named Nicadan.
Each step of the production process is carefully controlled, starting with attentively selecting the tobacco, monitoring the weather and growths year to year, and managing the rolling process. The tobacco is aged for a minimum of three years. Even the cigar boxes are hand made from sustainably grown cedar logs grown on Nicargua's east coast.
This majestic premium cigar is brimming with hearty notes of citrus, pepper, leather, caramel and oak. Just like its namesake, these flawlessly rolled cigars are the epitome of luxury and elegance.
Length - 5"
Ring Gauge - 5
Single Cellophane Wrapped Cigar
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