Go all in on XO
Balmoral Anejo has a simple mission statement: use the top 5% of select, premium tobaccos available and deliver meticulously crafted, sophisticated cigars. Sounds simple, right? Well, when you’re a 4th generation CEO of a large tobacco company, and own your own boutique factory in the Dominican Republic, it’s certainly attainable. But don’t take my word for it: the proof is in the pudding. And each Balmoral release that hits the shelves keeps flying off and receiving tons of industry praise.
Today, I’m taking a look at the fullest-bodied blend in the Balmoral profile, the Anejo XO Oscuro. Crowned with a Sun-Grown, Stalk-Cut Mexican San Andres wrapper leaf, the Anejo XO Oscuro also features a Dominican Olor binder overtop Dominican, Nicaraguan, and stalk-cut Brazilian Mata Norte long-fillers. The result is a complex blend of dark chocolate, espresso and black pepper with a smooth, sweet finish.