LEAF by Oscar Maduro 660 cigars represent perhaps one of the most exciting developments in premium cigar smoking to come along in quite a while. Developed by Oscar Valladares at his boutique factory in Danli, Honduras, each LEAF stogie represents a deep connection between the land on which the tobaccos were grown and the all of the people who contributed to its production. Even the bands are made by a company local to the factory and using organic agave to craft the paper. Inside each stick, carefully cultivated and aged Honduran tobaccos are blended to create a savory profile while a Nicaraguan leaf from Jalapa is applied to the outside to add a syrupy twist.
You might find yourself wondering exactly what you’ve gotten yourself into the very first time you lay your eyes and hands on a LEAF by Oscar 660 cigar. Each 6 x 60 vitola looks like an overstuffed cheroot rolled by some crazed cowboy out on the range. Then after a moment it hits you. Instead of cellophane, the torcedors have laid each stick inside of a leaf of tobacco for aging and protection, and once this is removed you’ll be met with a dark and glistening cigar just begging to be smoked. The flavors present in a lit cigar are familiar to lovers of Honduran cigars; earth, molasses, and pepper with floral notes through the nose, while the Maduro wrapper adds a punch of spice to make this a medium-bodied treat for any hour of the day.
Originally developed by request for one small shop, these excellent smokes are now available to the masses and you can get yours right here at CigarPlace on the cheap. Fans of everything from Alec Bradley to Camacho to Rocky Patel to Zino will find great enjoyment somewhere in the LEAF lineup, so make sure to try them all. While you’re here, might as well start with the LEAF by Oscar Maduro 660.