Given the continued success of Altadis USA’s surprise hit Henry Clay War Hawk blend, the company has announced the addition of a 7? x 56 Churchill size to the line.
The Henry Clay War Hawk was first introduced in 2019, going on to be placed as Cigar Aficionado’s No. 10 Cigar of the Year for 2020. It has also proved to be a hit on Dojoverse, ranking as the No. 11 all-time cigar, having over 1,500 checkins and a 99% rating.
It’s only fitting that a “Churchill” is next for this brand – especially given this cigar’s heritage. First released in 2019 by Altadis U.S.A., the Henry Clay War Hawk pays homage to its namesake, Henry Clay, who rose to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1800s and was the leading voice in boldly applying pressure on President James Madison to defend the young nation. The term “War Hawk” was coined and is still used today in political circles. Winston Churchill, for whom the Churchill-cigar size is named, is a more modern-day example of a fierce competitor who never gives up.
Differing from Henry Clay’s known use of Broadleaf maduro wrappers, the War Hawk places Broadleaf in the binder, instead opting for a light Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper leaf and all-Honduran fillers. The War Hawk Churchill is fatter than the conventional size, being rolled in a 7? x 56 format. The cigar will ship later this month, being packaged in boxes of 25 cigars and priced at $9 per cigar MSRP.
Originally posted on December 14, 2022 @ 10:17 am