Red Lion is a delicious, high-end, boutique handmade that never quite caught on in the marketplace for one reason or another. It's a shame. This well-made premium is blended and rolled by AJ Fernandez in Nicaragua, and was previously distributed by the big-name giant known as Davidoff. Maybe it was the price, maybe it was the packaging. One thing's for sure, it wasn't the blends.
Red Lion Maduro hails from the Tabacalera Fernandez Factory - home of San Lotano, Diesel, and Man O' War - some of Nicaragua's finest boutique blends. And rest assured Red Lion Maduro is no different. To craft Red Lion Maduro, a bold, long-leaf blend of aged Cuban-seed tobaccos from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican is carefully selected. Then, a zesty Brazilian binder secures these tasty tobaccos, for added depth and character. Finally, a dark, sultry Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper is draped over the outside, sealing the deal quite nicely. But the journey doesn't stop there. Each box of Red Lion Maduro is then set down for a long nap in the cedar aging rooms. The end result is medium to full-bodied smoke, producing a spicy-sweet profile layered with earth, oak, and espresso.