The company that created the teardrop-shaped cigar cutter is amping up its burgeoning cigar business, while dropping the name of its highly rated cigar brand. Xikar Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri, has removed the word "Defiance" from its cigar line, and is now selling cigars under the name Xikar HC Series.
Xikar HC Series, which began shipping to cigar stores this month, comes in three varieties: Connecticut Shade, Criollo, and Habano Colorado. The Connecticut, which the company describes as "slightly stronger than the average Connecticut-shade cigar," is the mildest of the three blends, made with a Connecticut-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador, an Indonesian binder and filler from Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Source: Cigar Aficionado