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HC Series White Shade Grown

A whiter shade of HC.


HC Series seemingly has it all when you are looking for a quality cigar for a reasonable price. More recent additions to their portfolio including Corojo Red and Black Maduro take this premise a step further, bypassing boxes and sticking to economical bundle packaging while maintaining that spot-on construction and first-rate flavor that garnered multiple 90+ ratings. Flying off the docks would be an understatement for these super-popular offerings, it’s a constant inventory headache trying to produce enough to fill the demand. But here at CI, we will continue to fight for the rights of your palate!

Now, the time has come for the third addition to this stellar line, a lighter version that’s sure to continue the top-selling trend that is HC Series. Welcome, HC Series White Shade Grown. Aptly-named, White Shade Grown features a Connecticut Shade Grown wrapper giving way to smooth, satisfying nuances of sweet cream, oak, and toffee. Long-fillers from the black, volcanic soils of Nicaragua intertwine in this every day standby’s core, and deliver a firmly rolled gem to add to the HC catalog. Jump on these rich, yet mellow offerings before the rest of the pack snatches them up. 

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Belicoso (6.0"x54)
Pack of 20 In Stock $155.00
save $95.01 61% off
$59.99
Belicoso (6.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $17.00
Churchill (7.0"x48)
Pack of 20 In Stock $150.00
save $95.01 63% off
$54.99
Churchill (7.0"x48)
Pack of 5 In Stock $16.00
Grande (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 20 In Stock $160.00
save $100.01 63% off
$59.99
Grande (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 Backordered $17.00
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 20 Out Of Stock $130.00
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Backordered $15.00
Toro (6.5"x52)
Pack of 20 Out Of Stock $150.00
save $95.01 63% off
$54.99   Notify
Toro (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $16.00
Overall Rating 4.08108108108108 out of 5 Based on 74 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “HC Series White Shade Grown”

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5 Star
40
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4 Star
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3 out of 5
3 Star
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Showing 1-50 of 74 Reviews
5 out of 5
Great, not perfect.
Outstanding smoke, shape and size. A few sticks didn't burn well but overall a great smoke
5 out of 5
Wonderful mellow cigars that even
Wonderful mellow cigars that even my wife liked, and at a great price!
5 out of 5
A nice cigar!
Always good, always consistent and just a little better than most.
1 out of 5
Not enough flavor
Not enough flavor
5 out of 5
Great price & excellent cigar
Great price & excellent cigar
4 out of 5
HC White
Like them! Have ordered my second bundle. Good construction, nice flavor and draw.
5 out of 5
smooth
I'm new to cigars, but I'll do my best to review this. Straight and to the point. It's a smooth smoke it on the morning with a cup of coffee cigar. I will definitely buy again.
3 out of 5
Hard to draw
Nice and mild, but really hard to draw. I would not buy again.
5 out of 5
Nice cigar!!
Love this cigar. Smooth and great taste.
4 out of 5
HC Shade grande
Very good smoke! Good price! Creamy with a small spice and cedar flavor. Reminds me of a "poor mans" Undercrown Shade. The only difference is the the UC may be a slightly more full bodied but you can't beat the price. Highly recommend as a daily smoker without sacrificing quality.
2 out of 5
Soso
Did not enjoy these. Tasted harsh and dry. Other HC I've had seemed mellow and smooth but not this white shade grown.
5 out of 5
Very good smoke
This is a very good cigar especially for the money. The burn has been perfect on each one I've had so far. The flavor is consistent throughout. I'll definitely purchase more to fill my humidor.
5 out of 5
Nick
Nice, mild everyday smoke
4 out of 5
good smoke
nice for the money. clean burn good flavor.good smoke to passout to your buddys without breakin the bank.
5 out of 5
A really nice cigar!
Always smooth & mild & enjoyable.
5 out of 5
HC Series White Shade Grown Grande
Great light Smoke, with an even burn. My now favorite Conneticut cigar. Gone through 2 bundles without a bad one yet...working on my third (bundle).
5 out of 5
Great stick at at great price
Cigar burns slow and even ,draws easy and the taste is consistent all thru the smoke down to the nub
5 out of 5
An undiscovered gem
I've been smoking these since launch and for flavor they can't be beat. The sun grown are perfect early day smokes while the Habana is a great after dinner choice. A great bang for your buck! Try them and you'll be hooked like I was!
5 out of 5
A definite winner!
My first order and this cigar will definitely go into my smoking rotation! It has an even burn and a very smooth flavor from start to finish and at a great price!
4 out of 5
HC White
Nice smooth smoke.
1 out of 5
Not for me
Not my favorite. Didn't care for the taste.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
HC White Shade Grown
These are now my favorite everyday smoke. Well made, mild cigars that burn beautiful, draw well and satisfy my taste buds...
4 out of 5
White Shade
good cigar for the money
5 out of 5
Great smoke!!
Smooth, satisfying smoke. Not too strong, mild to medium. One bad thing they are ALWAYS on back order. There is such high demand why doesn't CI keep more in stock?
3 out of 5
HC white
Flavor OK, wrapper a little dry
4 out of 5
mild smoking cigar
mild smoking cigar
3 out of 5
Could be better.
This cigar had an average draw with nice smoke, but it needs help in the flavor category. Too much leather taste. If it had some cream and a bit more cedar, it would be something to look forward to. As it is, I don't think I'll order anymore of these.
5 out of 5
These cigars are definitely in
These cigars are definitely in my top two smokes! I will without a doubt order these again. I have recommended these to several fellow smokers.
5 out of 5
Definitely would recommend this!
I got one of these in a sampler was very impressed with the construction. Cap was in good shape after cutting. Never split or frayed. Perfect draw every time with a good amount of smoke. Never canoes or tunnels. Ash didn't fall of until about halfway through which was very nice. Some people complained about the lack of flavor, but I thought it tasted just fine. And yes it was on thebay mild side, but it's supposed to be. Overall I was very impressed with this cigars and would recommend them to anyone to enjoys a milder stick or someone who is just starting to get into smoking. Thanks!
5 out of 5
A great smoke
Smoke true from start to finish,slow easy burn with lots of flavor in a mild conn.wrapper .great cigar for the $price
4 out of 5
Hc white shade
Real decent smoke. Would reorder.
4 out of 5
hc
I liked them , they have a good mild taste that I enjoyed. Would buy again.
4 out of 5
Smooth With Taste
A very consistent draw. No sudden taste changes. Held the ash nicely. Will be in my humidor in the future.
3 out of 5
HC series white shade grown robusto
Disappointed-very mundane
2 out of 5
bad cigar
Not that good of a cigar.ash taste half way down the cigar
5 out of 5
Favorite Smoke 2016
Very pleasant taste and aroma. No bitterness or bite, with a clean hint of fine tobacco the next day.
4 out of 5
Very smooth
Very nice mellow and mild cigar. Good construction and burn.
2 out of 5
HC Series
This is the first batch of cigars that I am not happy with, I have smoked about 6 and all of them have came undone. The rap was lose and the cigars basically fell apart.
5 out of 5
Fine Smoke
Great Value Good smoke easy draw. Very mild great flavor
4 out of 5
Mild Goodness
Very easy mild smoking cigar and a great value. Good cigar to smoke and share along with the neighbor who comes over and wants a cigar but doesn't ever really smoke or buy cigars.
4 out of 5
Good, Mild Taste
Nice mild bread notes beginning to end. Excellently put together. This side of sweetness; prefer "Slow Aged" or "Baccarat" for more "tobacco" overtones. Might try the Maduro, even though it's more than my usual strength. Top-rate productions, flawlessly rolled, VERY even burn.
5 out of 5
Good Mild to Medium Smoke at reasonable cost
I was very surprised how good this cigar was after smoking my first one. The draw was very easy and a Mild to medium taste. After smoking a couple of more HC's, to make sure they were consistent I ordered another box. A very good smoke for a reasonable price
5 out of 5
A Favorite!
Awesome! nice burn and aroma.
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good Smoke
4 out of 5
Good deck cigar
Got these in a mild sampler pack. Smells great and a nice flavor without being so complex you have to sit and discuss it. A great deck cigar. Uneven burn and firm draw, and after I formed my opinion I went though and read the reviews and found a lot of folks agree with me on those issues. Other people find an easy draw. This makes me concerned that this is an inconsistent cigar manufacturer, but this is such an easy kick-around cigar I plan on ordering more if there's a deal. For comparison, my favorite mellow cigar is 5 Vegas gold. My fav full bodies are Oliva, Rocky Patel sun grown, and Cain all-ligero.
2 out of 5
Very light on flavor.
Very light on flavor.
5 out of 5
Very good
Consistently well made, tasty, mild cigar. An excellent buy for the price.
3 out of 5
HC white shade Review.
Of all the HC series White shade size configurations, I find the Belicoso to be the only one I could recommend. Not a dynamic smoke in flavor but, burn and construction are acceptable for a garage cigar.
5 out of 5
HC white shade
Great cigar for the price. A little bite to start then mellows out. Would buy again
2 out of 5
Disappointed
I just received a five pack in Connecticut sampler, and was not pleased with the HC cigar. Burned unevenly, canoed a couple of times, and really didn't enjoy the taste. I'll let them season in the humidor for a while before trying again. I was expecting more.
2 out of 5
Disappointed with the White shade Series.
My first exposure to the series was the Belicoso on a introductory special. Liking the cigar experience, I ordered the robustos and the experience was a step down in burn and flavor. Later I thought I was reordering the Belicoso but, due to my own fault, I ordered the Toro which has a terrible burn and flavor forcing to set them aside for the day I run out and forced to smoke them. This time the Belicoso was ordered which I found to have a good burn but I find that my cigar smoking pleasure is more suited to the HC Red series and the white's are off the reorder list. As a note, I keep my humidors at 69% utilizing fresh Boveda packets.
5 out of 5
HC Shade Grown
The most recent order's cigars have had an extremely hard draw. Although I liked the first batch, I'm not sure that I would order these again. Too much work!!!
5 out of 5
They are great.Need to get
They are great.Need to get more .
4 out of 5
Very nice smoke
This is a keeper. Smooth draw, great construction and lots of creamy smoke. Will order this cigar again. I still enjoy the larger gordo size a bit more tho.
5 out of 5
Great Customer Service
I ordered HC Series White Shade Grown Robusto's. When they had not arrived three weeks after I ordered them and tracking with UPS and USPS could not locate them, I reached out to Cigar International. They immediately sent me another order that I received within a week. Thank you for great customer service and a very good smoke.
1 out of 5
not much flavor
the cigar does not have a good flavor, just alot of bite
2 out of 5
Less than average
Uneven burn, bitter taste
5 out of 5
Jimbo
I have had many stories over the years and in my humble opinion the HC white shade is one of the best! They burn even,slow and one of the best tasting cigars I have smoked
5 out of 5
dlrbill
great cigar, nice draw ,wellworth the cost
5 out of 5
HC Series White Shade Grown Toro
Found a new favorite smoke. Reasonably priced and just the right strength, an added complement to my humidor.
5 out of 5
HC White Shade Grown
It one smooth,relaxing smoke. This stick has become one that I will keep in my regular rotation of smokes.
4 out of 5
A keeper
This is a terrific cigar. The burn is steady and even, the roll was consistent and no soft spots or lumps. Smoked some right away and am letting some age a tad more. Easy draw, great taste from start to finish. Definitely a keeper.
5 out of 5
Big Shot & Big Flavor!
Want to be a big shot and smoke those enviable torpedoes with the girth that'll make people envy you? The HC White Series Shade Grown Belisico is for YOU! These are tasty cigars good enough fro the Boardroom, Lounge or the Club. Excellent sticks that make you look like a big shot!
1 out of 5
HC White Shade Churchill
Don't know how old they were when you shipped them,but they fall apart bwhen you cut them.. very,very dissipointed in a cigar I smoked for4 a long time,untill they raised their price ..
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Trying a new one out.
Flavorful! A nice mild to medium stogie! Smooth & easy draw. I was pleasantly surprised. I will enjoy the rest of the bunch, no doubt!
3 out of 5
good not great
burned a little uneven
5 out of 5
great deal
these were as good as advertised. smoked one a couple days after getting them and it was excellent. I usually like to let them settle in the humidor for about a month so I haven't tried another one. Sitting a bit should only make them better. Well worth the purchase! I will definitely order more.
2 out of 5
Disappointing
I purchased the HC Maduro and it was a wonderful medium to full cigar. So, when HC came out with a more mild White Shade Grown, I had all the confidence. Unfortunately, every stick burns uneven. So much so, I cannot repair and have to throw half of the remaining away. On top of that, the smoke has no personality. Very disappointing for a Xicar product.
5 out of 5
Great tasting cigar
High on Flavor - low on bite
5 out of 5
A keeper
Excellent mild-medium strength cigar. Well constructed, tasty, no splitting or canoeing. I'll be buying again/
4 out of 5
Must try!
Amazing low medium cigar for the price. Smooth right out of the cello with some body to it. If you enjoy Connecticut wrapped cigars it is definitely worth a try. I plan on trying all sizes.
5 out of 5
HC Series White Shade
This is really a good smoke. Better than some 2x the price. Nice draw, lots of smoke. I try a lot of cigars at this price point and these will be in the top 3, along with Gispert and Room 101 (Camacho), although the last 2 I mention cost a little more.
Adroit