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HC Series Criollo


The HC Criollo is a bowl full of porridge that’s just right - not too full, not too mellow. Well-balanced and medium-bodied, HC Criollo features a dark and eye-catching Nicaraguan Shade Grown wrapper that's been aged for 5 long years. Jam-packed with Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, chewy flavors of leather, nuts, and tobacco generously coat the palate. 

Still need more encouragement? The HC Criollo received a well-deserved 91 rating noting: “Large and thick, this cigar draws well, though burns a touch unevenly. It’s nutty and woody with a salty, leathery note. Pleasant and consistent with no harshness or acidity.”

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Box of 20 + Lighter In Stock $235.00
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Belicoso (6.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $38.75
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Box of 20 + Lighter In Stock $230.00
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Churchill (7.0"x48)
Pack of 5 In Stock $37.50
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Box of 20 + Lighter In Stock $240.00
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Grande (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 In Stock $40.00
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Box of 20 + Lighter In Stock $220.00
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Lonsdale (Lancero/Panatela) (6.0"x46)
Pack of 5 In Stock $35.00
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Box of 20 + Lighter Backordered $190.00
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Petit Corona (4.5"x44)
Pack of 5 Backordered $27.50
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Box of 20 + Lighter In Stock $210.00
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $32.50
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Box of 20 + Lighter In Stock $230.00
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Toro (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $37.50
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Overall Rating 4.4375 out of 5 Based on 16 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “HC Series Criollo”

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5 out of 5
HC Criollo for Christmas
I shared a couple of the HC Criollo Toro's with friends for a Christmas celebration. Praises for great cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Stick
Excellent cigar, good burn,great flavor.
4 out of 5
Great Smoke to Keep, Great Smoke to Share
Purchased this box, and others, for my wedding. I was looking for a medium cigar first time smokers and BOTL can enjoy (and handle); and this was perfect. Sweet cedar, nutty taste with a balance of leather/earth peaking thru had the first time smokers talking and everyone enjoying.
2 out of 5
bolder next time
This cigar is very mild, too mild for me.
5 out of 5
HC is soooo underrated
Still one of the best smokes I've ever had. Firm, with a perfect draw, nice aromas and flavor, lots of smoke, gorgeous burn, and never stalls out. If only every cigar was like this!
5 out of 5
HC Series Criollo Belicoso
Based on enjoying the HC Series Criollo Toros, I got a box of the Belicosos. I like the slightly larger ring size and really like the torpedo-shaped head. I’m half-way throughout the box and have encountered only a few hard spots restricting the draw - each in the first or second third. The last third is always a real delight!
3 out of 5
OK, Hot with 1/3 to
OK, Hot with 1/3 to go.
5 out of 5
Great cigar !
If you are a "mild" cigar smoker, try this for a little more flavor ! Nice alternative without harshness.
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar!!
I received this in a sampler and immediately ordered 2 boxes, definitely one of my favorite cigars. I get a wonderful anise and leather taste and a nice spice through the retrohale. I often pair my cigars with scotch, bourbon and tequila but with this I absolutely love it with a spicy bloody mary. Though an occasional touch-up might be needed it is still an excellent cigar.
3 out of 5
Not Bad
Had several cigars with big knotted pieces of tobacco that gave the cigar a bitter taste. The others were a nice smoke in the medium range.Usually have good luck with HC, not this box.
5 out of 5
Consistently Excellent.
Great smoke. Easy draw, great price. Consistently excellent.
5 out of 5
Great smoke ! Smooth, burns evenly and at a great price. My go to smoke now.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
A great example of the quality of all the HC Series Cigars. I love the tons of creamy, spicy smoke this cigar puts out. They are a lot better than most cigars costing a lot more. Grab some on one of CI's special promotions and give them a try, you won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
You guys keep putting up the best cigars for sale......keep it up Dave Feltes LeRoy, NY
4 out of 5
HC Series Criollo
Needed a new humidor, been wanting to try the "HC" collection. Picked up Humidor with 20 Cigars. Humidor was excellent quality. In fact its the first one I have bought that the lock and evferything functioned correctly. Cigars received "5 pack Crillo, 5 Pack Conneticut, 5 Pack Black, 5 Pack Habano Colorado. All Cigars were good Quality. For my tatste I enjoyed the Crillo the best. Like I said though all were good cigars. Esp when I got a 100ct humi and a box of gars too.
5 out of 5
HC Tailgater
I recently purchased a few HC Series Criollo Petit Corona cigars because I have a cigar holder flask, and these cigars are the size needed. Once I received them, I let them settle in my humidor for a couple weeks. When the smoke time came, I noticed how well made these are. This is a firm cigar that is easily punched. I lit one up, nice draw, full bodied but subtle. The more I smoked the cigar, the more the taste matured. I noticed hints of black pepper, a taste of leather, Worchester, and good straight tobacco. This is a low maintenance cigar. It has a nice, even burn. It stays lit. The ash behaves. It does what a cigar is supposed to do. This is a very enjoyable cigar. I highly recommend these, and I look forward to my next one.
Customer Testimonials
This is my new Favorite stick! You guys don't need to worry about picking these up... leave them all for me! lol Seriously though, I love these!
The flavor improves the longer you smoke it, but it's a little too mild for me. Overall it's a good cigar and burns evenly.

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