H.R. Claro by La Familia Robaina

The taste of Cuba brought legally to the U.S.

Cory Allen
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The Breakdown
Ecuadorian Habano Claro
Vitola (Size)
Toro (6x52)
Price (USD)

H.R. for Hiroshi Robaina, the man, the myth, the legend set out to create a cigar that exaggerates “cuban like” characteristics through the making of the H.R. Claro and there is no doubt that this cigar is made in line with the highest standards. Only under a microscope would you be able to really point out any flaws. Even the way the caps were set, was a thing of art. 

Unfortunately I had multiple challenges with the burn. From the onset, this cigar started to run a bit and at multiple points this smoke went out abruptly without any precautionary signs or warnings. All these flaws weren’t fatal but certainly disrupting to the experience overall. 

The flavor intended to be “cubanesque” really came out quickly in this cigar, showing off mild and sweet undertones, shrouded in a creaminess that I can only describe as “like eating a cloud”, if we could do such a thing. It exudes a simplicity that is truly admirable. 

$10.50 is the average price paid, which I feel is appropriate but walking a tightrope of an unbalanced value. Either way it’s certainly worth a try if you like a cuban style cigar with some extra flair. 



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La Familia Robaina

The Robaina family has been growing tobacco on the same farm near Pinar Del Rio, Cuba since 1845. In
2010 the Robaina’s expanded their operation by partnering with growers in Nicaragua and Ecuador. The
family is known for growing some of the best tobacco in the world.

Cory Allen
Host of The Hot Ticket Podcast. Cory isn’t your prototypical cigar smoker. He’s a testament to today’s modern smoker. Having smoked his first cigar at the age 18, he immediately gained an affinity for this seemingly exclusive pastime, and specifically one that is not popular amongst those categorized as "Millennials" Today, Cory continues to indulge in some of the most highly rated and regarded cigars in the industry and is always seeking to get his grubby little hands on the next great smoke.