A stalwart in an ever-changing industry.
La Flor de la Isabela, the first and oldest cigar factory in Asia, has been shelling out premium Filipino-grown handmades since 1881. But the company can trace its root back even further. Cuban tobacco seeds first found their way to the fertile soils of the Philippines in the latter half of the 17th century. Cultivated by Spanish missionaries, the tobacco plant flourished for the next century and eventually kick started the Asian cigar industry. Named for Queen Isabella of Spain, La Flor de la Isabela continues to deliver, and Alhambra is no exception.
Offering a timeless mellow-bodied profile, Alhambra has been a fan favorite for decades. Utilizing an Indonesian Java wrapper leaf atop Filipino filler tobaccos, coveted for their impeccable burning qualities and white ash, Alhambra hits all the right notes. With a light and floral aroma, this mainstay doesn’t beat around the bush and delivers straight forward notes of cream, and sweet spice. Not overly complex, but with excellent balance and top-notch construction, Alhambra’s loyal following has proven to stand the test of time.