The epitome of 'boutique.'
A tiny team of one dozen master rollers quietly craft cigars in Nassau, Bahamas under the supervision of Avelino Lara, creator of the original Cuban Cohiba. Using some of the world's finest tobaccos, these rollers produce Graycliff, a luxury handmade brand that essentially defines what a boutique cigar is all about. Among the Graycliff blends produced here is the Espresso series. This blend has been described as "nearly hallucinogenic" by Robb Report magazine....although it is rich and full in flavor it is far from full-bodied. In fact, it's really more of a middleweight in the strength department. Cloaked in a Costa Rican wrapper, a bold combination of Cuban-seed Corojo, Ecuadorian ligero, and Nicaraguan tobaccos is aged 6 years, making the Espresso the fullest of the Graycliffs. Deep, rich notes of chocolate and coffee coat the palate, and are complemented by a robust note of toast and spice on the finish. Simply delicious.