HVC Hot Cake

  • Origin Nicaragua
  • Wrapper Mexican San Andres
  • Binder Nicaragua
  • Filler Nicaragua
  • Strength Full

There’s something exciting about watching a young cigar company hustle. They’ve got the vision and the drive; they usually have some angle to work; and hopefully they have the tobaccos and cigars to back it all up. Luckily for Reinier Lorenzo he did. In 2011 he founded HVC as a way of paying homage to Havana City where he lived for most of his life. He was inspired by his upbringing to keep the Cuban tradition of hand-made cigars alive and well. His focus is mainly on outstanding, small-crop Nicaraguan tobaccos that remind him of home. Each cigar in the HVC portfolio is a unique experience that in some way or another pays homage to his hometown. We jumped on the HVC band wagon early on, and it has been a pleasure to watch this outstanding upstart company gain traction and attention.

The HVC Hot Cake was released as a follow up to the company’s Pan Caliente line. Pan Caliente (also meaning Hot Cakes) was designed to be a well-balanced, medium strength cigar. Lorenzo fielded many calls to produce something was a bit edgier, but still had balance. His answer is the HVC Hot Cake, and boy, did he turn it up! Hot Cake starts with a core of 3 distinct varieties of Corojo 2006 Maduro tobaccos, Aganorsa-grown Jalapa Corojo 99, and Aganorsa-grown Esteli Corojo 98 for the binder and filler. Topping this heavy hitting blend is a deep, dark San Andreas Maduro wrapper leaf. This cigar is bold but balanced. You’ll taste notes of leather, pepper, and earthy woods with hints of dark berries, cocoa, anise and a slight raisin sweetness. These excellent, full flavored cigars will keep you coming back for more.

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