"This was not initially a cigar I would pick out to smoke. The ring gauge was great but the length of the cigar was more than I usually like. The cigar proved to be a flavor bomb for me and along with a great appearance provided a very good smoking experience. The first two-thirds were fantastic and even though the last third dropped off a bit more than I would have preferred, I enjoyed the cigar overall. Take a couple of inches off and make this a shorter toro and I’m in over and over again. " -Diana (ArmyRN)
"Straightforward notes of leather, plum, and black pepper are a good summary of what this cigar offers. It wasn't very exciting, but it wasn't bad either. Solid middle of the road cigar with nothing to really write home to mom about. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"If the end didn't fall a bit flat I'd say this is a very well done cigar. The notes are very classical to me and it smoked effortlessly. I wouldn't recommend running out and buying a box but if I wanted a solid smoke while having a chat or playing a game I think it would do nicely. " -Alan (Eulogy)
"Overall this was a good cigar. Mild in strength and complexity. If you were looking for something to smoke and not be overcome by it this would be good. You could smoke this while doing things or watching something on TV and be happy. On the other hand, you could also sit on the deck and get more into the flavors and find hidden gems like the citrus taste." -Jake P. (Jake P.)
HVC has announced a new regular production line shipping this month: Hot Cake. Hot Cake will begin shipping July 22nd in three vitolas: Corona Gorda (46 x 5 5/8) $7.40, Laguito #5 (54 x 6) $9.00, and Laguito #4 (52 x 4 ½) $8.00.
"I lit this cigar up shortly after dinner and it hit just the right notes for a quality dessert cigar. If that Snickers profile came out anymore while smoking, I'd have been overjoyed. Either way, this is a cigar worth checking out and I would definitely smoke it again." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"This medium to full profiled cigar will give you plenty of strong flavors to keep the most hardened enthusiast interested. Big bodied notes of chocolate, leather, wood, and pepper kept always in play at some level, while It burned on. Burn and construction were top-notch as this cigar slowly burnt and lasted a whole eighty minutes for a Robusto. It was a bit strong for me, but I am sure there are plenty of people who may enjoy this." -John A. (Bostoneo)
"This cigar was Top Notch from start to finish. It looked great prior to lighting it on fire AND it delivered a slew of really nice flavors once the foot was torched. Add in excellent construction from start to finish and this is easily a cigar that will satisfy the majority of smokers out there..." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"Overall, not a bad tasty cigar, definitely slightly above average if smoked correctly, slow and low. The loose draw made this one smoke rather quickly, 55 minutes to be exact, and forced the smoker to slow down and sip this sample. The creamy notes of almonds, leather, peanut shells, and wood complimented each other very nicely and provided a well-balanced experience. I believe this would only be amplified with a better constructed cigar and would be improved immensely. " -John A. (Bostoneo)
Last year, HVC released the 500th Anniversary cigar to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the formation of the city Havana, Cuba. HVC stand for Havana City Cuba. Now, that 500th Anniversary gets two new vitolas. The original "TESOROS" measured 5 7/8 X 52, now they are adding a 4 1/2x52 SHORTS and a 5 5/8x46 SELECTOS. The SHORTS will be exclusive to online stores, and SELECTOS exclusive to brick and mortar. There will only be a combined 1200 boxes made of new sizes.