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Hampton Cigar Company makes a very simple statement with their marketing. Quality with an elegant presentation. They breakdown cigar bends into basic categories that are helpful to uneducated cigar smokers and create a narrative that anyone can understand. Most cigar companies paint a much different picture, but Hampton Cigar Company keeps it modern and simple. As a gift Hampton Cigar Company has a great presentation that would be perfect for birthdays and holiday exchanges. The cigars of Hampton Cigar Company in my option are still very rare it find because they cannot be easily found in brick and mortar cigar shops and on major cigar retailers. They can only be purchased on their website at hamptoncigarcompany.com.
Hampton Cigar Company makes three different cigar blends: a Mild bend, a Medium blend and a Full Blend. I sampled all of them and have to honestly say they are all delicious stogies. All of the great looking stogies are box pressed for comfort.
I will start with the mild blend. The Hampton Cigar Company Mild Blend is made up of Dominican wrapper, Honduran binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan filler. The taste is very light and crisp. It gives off hints of hay, dry walnut, earth, and black pepper. Perfect for an early morning tee time or after a large Sunday brunch. The burn is balanced and the ash is fair mix of grey and white. I scored it an overall 8.6.
Next is the Hampton Cigar Company Full Blend. This cigar is made up of a Brazilian wrapper, Honduran binder and a Dominican filler. When I sparked it up I got hints of cedar, pepper, grass/hay, and salted earth. This cigar paired great with Angel’s Envy as an after dinner delight. The ash burned bright white and only began to burn hot towards the very end of the smoke. I scored this cigar an overall 8.3.
On to my favorite of the three blends, the Hampton Cigar Company Medium Blend. The Hampton Cigar Company Medium Blend is made up of a Dominican wrapper, Dominican binder, and a Dominican and Nicaraguan filler. This awesome cigar gave off hints of spice, pepper, dry fresh grass, and wood. The burn is extremely balanced and the ash is a bright white; showing amazing construction and fine detail in the rolling. This cigar would go well any time of the day and is perfect for both experienced cigar smokers and new cigar smokers. The balanced flavor makes this cigar a beautiful smoking experience. I would pair the Hampton Cigar Company Medium Blend cigar with anything from an IPA to a quality bourbon. I scored this cigar an overall 9.
Would I smoke these cigars again? Yes. Hampton Cigar Company has made a solid line up of the full range of cigar blends.
About Hampton Cigar Company Bio
“Our journey began with a call from a friend. He was in the market for a box of premium cigars, but was having a hard time differentiating between the hundreds of brands available. Overwhelmed by his options, he made his selection based on price and packaging and ended up disappointed. We knew there had to be a way to simplify the process and eliminate the guesswork when searching for a great cigar.
Our vision was to create a small family of exceptional cigars and make them available at an honest price. We partnered with renowned artisanal blender Luis Sanchez (La Tradicion Cubana) and set out to develop three unique offerings (mild, medium, and bold) in one consistent size. We sourced the finest all natural ingredients, thoughtfully blended them in small batches, and aged them in cedar trays. Our distinctly square cigars are now available through high end tobacconists, country clubs, and resorts.
We grew up as friends on the east end of Long Island. Our cigar bands pay homage to this coastal region by spelling out the word Hampton in nautical flags. Our cigar blends speak for themselves.” – Taken directly from Hampton Cigar Company website (hamptoncigarcompany.com)