Henry’s Back… Back Again
For years, the Henry Clay brand sat, collecting dust on shelves and making the rounds of the cigar blogs, always listed as one of the most underrated blends on the market. Then, a few years back, Pete Johnson of Tatuaje fame declared his love for the brand, and breathed life back into it. Today, we look at another rejuvenation of this classic, Cuban-roots best-seller: the Henry Clay Limited Edition ’18.
Crafted in a single, perfected vitola, this 5.7”x52 Perfecto is guaranteed to get you grinning from ear to ear. Up top, you’ll find a gorgeously oily and smooth Habana 2000 wrapper leaf overtop handpicked Criollo ’98 binder and Honduran and Nicaraguan long-fillers. The resulting profile is overtly smooth and uniquely complex, delivering notes of sweet cream backed by roasted coffee and cedar. Cubanesque to a t, this LE from Henry Clay delivers loads of flavor while never nudging above a medium to full-bodied offering.