When you see the Initials O.M. on a cigar band, you already know you’re in for a good experience.

 The folks who make them are very aware of this, and they work hard to uphold that reputation. Since 1956, they haven’t done anything halfway, and certainly don’t cut corners. That’s why when I heard, I was finally going to release a cigar with a Habano vuelta arriba wrapper, I could hardly contain myself. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a skid.

The blend for this cigar is, in a word, impressive. Inside, Essential Blend No.1 a veritable feast filled with Dominican criollo 98, Nicaragua Estile & Pennsylvania tobaccos and combined with a special blending technique that draws out the tobaccos natural robust spice and earthy notes. These fillers are dancing beneath a rich, flavorful Piloto Cubano binder. But let’s face it, it’s the wrapper that caught my eye, and for good reason. This beautiful Habano Vuelta arriba grown beneath natural cloud cover yields a lush shea butter body in beldugo appearance. Expect a bounty of Crisp, Clean and Effervescent. Sweet spices nestled into cocoa butter. A citrus finish with a  peppery attachment. An aroma of savory malted leather. Subtle, complex & brightly luxuriant. That’ll go perfect with your morning coffee, or any occasion worth celebrating.