One of the premium international brands of Habanos cigar that is sold all over the globe, St Luis Rey, is made available from the land where the finest tobaccos come from – Cuba. It has marked its signature name in the world of cigar and tobaccos with its unique full-bodied, highly sophisticated taste, and a highly exceptional aroma giving you nothing but the finest classical Cuban cigar ever existed. While its irresistible smoke coming out of its thick and well wrapped supreme tobacco leaves making it 10.86 grams in weight, and are hundred percent hand-made, is surely something to look forward to by cigar and tobacco lovers!
Another unique thing about Saint Luis Rey cigar brand is the way it burns consistently. It is designed to pro-long the flame of your tobacco. This makes every cigar aficionado experience a different strong taste that will leave a very soothing feeling of satisfaction with every puff. Adding up to its unique original scents are the mild aromas of chocolate and gingerbread that gives a new twist to its signature flavors, to bring a different superb taste out of this tobacco.
The tobacco that is used to make this cigar is allowed to mature for as long as five years, to unveil the true worth of a Saint Luis Rey cigar giving its unique original taste. This is the main secret in making this cigar brand stand out amongst other cigars and tobacco ever existed.
This pre-revolution brand was established somewhere around 1940 and was named after a very popular Thornton Wilder Play ‘The Bridge of San Luis Rey’ although, the brand name was also associated to the town of San Luis at the very heart of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco region, a place well known for the excellent tobacco leaves.
But no matter the origin, or the history of Saint Luis Rey, the quality of these top of the line cigars are out of the hundred percent natural leaves coming from Vuelta Abejo and Semi Vuelta regions while its fillers are totally handmade, 'Totalmente a mano, tripa larga'. These and crafted cigars are made my master cigar rollers, with long experience and acumen in the art of cigar making. They are not those machine made products made amass with poor quality. Each cigar has the feel and touch of manual labor that makes is so unique.
The strong yet very soothing taste of Saint Luis Rey cigars is something unique. It is the only brand name all over Cuba to have such a delightful taste and aroma, and it is also the only brand with a current production of only three handmade vitolas released sometime around 1999. To take care of these premium cigars Habanos SA has also release a very special Siglo XXI Humidor in 2009.
Siglo XXI Humidor was a terrific creation for Saint Luis Rey cigars which are known for the mild and dazzling scents of coffee, the very mellow and sweet taste of chocolate, or the charming aroma of dark honey giving unique flavor to its smoke. Although, Saint Luis Rey could have evolved to a perfect cigar/tobacco if it’s only preserved more for about 3 more years making its tobacco leaves incomparable in taste and in quality – this still stand out tall among all other Habanos that have ever existed.
The fashionable statement box of Saint Luis Rey cigars, with a dark oily cover, is intentionally made with care to match this unique cigar brand. Upon opening it this will give you an enticing and a warm welcoming aroma of chocolate. Its medium body is packed with green tobacco leaves that are rich in flavors which came from a certain group of fields only in Cuba. Its gingerbread taste with a twist of caramel notes are such a remarkable experience making the gingerbread not spicy at all and thus, the smoke will make you feel smoothly as it is puffed and runs through the inside.
Right after lighting a cigar, the taste at the beginning is of a little woody flavor which then slowly transforms into its mild sweet honey and coffee taste. Other flavors of Saint Luis Rey aromas are floral, caramel, chocolate, leather, and pepper spice. Despite of the green leaves used in the composition of this marquee, its unique and remarkable taste and aroma are the only reason why it stands out amongst all other cigars from Cuba making it the most highly recommended cigar /tobacco to all of its aficionados. Another good thing about Saint Luis Rey cigars is that you don’t have to worry of using touchups making this brand name yet the best cigar!
A stick of this very famous brand can take its smokers up to an hour and 45 minutes to finish. Due to its fully compact and well packed tobacco leaves, which makes every stick of it look very attractive and one of a kind in the entire existence of tobaccos, the draw makes it even tighter than the usual where the tobacco leaves are left firm making every smoke that comes out of its stick a moderate volume. combustibility features of this cigar however makes it even more promising together with the different variants of flavors making it run smoothly giving its aficionados different variants aside from the previously mentioned flavors of aroma ranging from hay-horse-stable, compost, creamy vanilla, wood, earthy tobacco, cacao, and other espresso flavors. This slow burning cigar gives its avid loyal users the different kind of level of experience in having a different kind of tastes of aromas within just a single stick and what’s good thing about it, is that it doesn’t compromise the level of strength when it was originally made.
At the beginning, just like the other cigar/tobaccos, the woody flavors then entices everyone right after the cigar is being lit. While its smooth transition to a more herbal and sweet flavors gradually piles up as the medium strength of this cigar remains. Saint Luis Rey cigars have already set its mark with its appealing taste of aroma and superb quality, making it one of the best brands of all times!