Fifth generation master blender and Cuban native Jesus Fuego lives and breathes cigars. Finely tuning his craft in the legendary growing region of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Fuego has been shelling out one hit-maker after another. With the threat of pending legislation against premium cigars looming over the industry for too long, Jesus refused to take it sitting down any longer. In his latest endeavor, Xikar Defiance looks to send a message to the lawmakers that resistance is certainly NOT futile in this fight for freedom!
If the cause wasn't good enough for you, the blend certainly is. A four year aged, beautifully crafted Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper cloaks this gem. Inside, a Nicaraguan shade-grown Corojo binder hugs finely aged Nicaraguan long-fillers. This Nicaraguan puro has already received a 92 rating and #18 Cigar of 2008 honors, boasting a smooth and rich profile ripe with nuances of currant, leather and caramel. A subtle natural sweetness ushers in the final third with a pleasant spice rounding out the finish. Fighting for your right to enjoy a premium cigar has never tasted so good!
“After shampooing my carpet I decided to take a break and sit down with a cigar in tow. I have to say the Defiance is a great tasting cigar. It is on point with the spices to create a nice aroma. I believe I under estimated this one. Now, I cant get enough of it. My hat's off to this tasty cigar. I like it a lot.”
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
“I never write reviews, but these are incredible smokes the construction and draw are a thing of beauty. They are slow burning; a Robusto lasts four 2 hours. The taste is sweet with a hint of spice and pepper. With a price point like this, you would have to be insane to pass on these. My humi will be stocked with these as long as they are available.”