Humo Jaguar cigar brand was created for the Humo Jaguar Festival held in Honduras every year. At this event blenders from all over the world create their own blends in a competition against other blenders, this blends are rated by over 200 judges who smoke all of the blends and then decide on a winner for the festival. The Humo Jaguar won as best cigar, the blend was created and made by the “Don of Tobacco,” Nestor Plasencia for La Aurora and Miami Cigar Company. It seems there is some miss information regarding the winner, as it was also announced that Rocky Patel also took first prize for his blend.
Either way, both are outstanding cigars and until we hear more information on which was actually the winner we will say it’s a two way tie for first place, what can we say, cigar manufacturers! Humo Jaguar is hand-made using 100% Honduran tobaccos, starting with aged Honduran fillers bound together with a La Ermita binder from the Talanga valley. The finishing touches on this cigar are a dark oily Honduran Viso Oscuro wrapper grown in Jamastran. The result is a full bodied cigar loaded with complex flavors, starts at with hefty amounts of black pepper which transitions into a smooth rich smoke about 1/3 into the cigar. The flavors really start to shine, with hints of chocolate notes coming from the wrapper are picked up. The cigar is very well balanced at this point and continues to deliver a long chewy flavorful finish. The Humo Jaguar blend is not your father’s Honduran cigar and I think those customers who are not Honduran fans may be very impressed.