The 2018 Black Friday was a cigar I was very much looking forward to smoking for a few reasons. 1. It was my very first HVC cigar and 2. There was quite a bit of underground buzz around this particular smoke. Unfortunately the experience fell short of the intrigue.
Looking over the cigar I noticed the the top cap and the sub cap were both peeling up and off center, which really showed that the cigar was rushed in the production process. The cigar itself was firm but didn't feel very dense which I think lead to a pretty loose draw, but still maintained a high volume of smoke production, which was appreciated.
The flavor of this cigar was fairly one dimensional as well. Heavy spice upfront was pretty overwhelming but tapers off quickly into a fairly simple flavor that remains through the rest of the cigar. You won't be out of pocket much as this cigar will only set you back $7.50 each. For that, it may be worth picking up just to try.
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Founded in 2011 by Reinier Lorenzo. Started as a way of paying homage to Havana City, where he lived for most of his life. Our goal is to keep the Cuban tradition of hand-made cigars alive and well. Our products are inspired by the cigar tradition of Cuba, specifically Havana City, while incorporating the customs of our adopted U.S. home. HVC is committed to providing the finest leaves from Nicaragua for your enjoyment. Each cigar is a unique experience in and of itself.