The Forge – A Premium Beauty from Excalibur

January 24, 2017

The popular Excalibur series consists of a premium line of world-class cigars that include such favorites as the original Excalibur line, the Dark Knight, and the Cameroon.  Hand-rolled by the same makers as the famous Hoyo De Monterrey brand, the Excalibur line, originally launched decades ago, was fashioned to offer Hoyo enthusiasts a mellower alternative to this full flavored smoke. Today, the brand has taken on a life of its own with unique and exciting recipes that offer a variety of top-quality tobaccos and various flavor strengths. And, now joining this  prestigious portfolio  is the Excalibur Forge a stunning medium to full bodied cigar made exclusively for yours truly— JR Cigar!

Produced by the renowned General Cigar Company in their factory in Honduras, Excalibur Forge starts with a rare reddish-brown OSA Viso Sol wrapper that is oily, seamless, and silky to the feel. In addition, this exquisite leaf is grown in Olancho, San Agustin, a fertile valley of Honduras surrounded by tree-covered mountains and a sparkling clear river that feeds the sun-nurtured tobaccos with pure spring waters to enhance the soil and provide the wrapper with an exceptionally rich taste. A sturdy Connecticut Habano binder, and aged long filler tobaccos Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic  complete this savory one-of – a kind recipe.


One of the boldest Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur blends, the Forge displays outstanding construction, and a slow even burn that holds a solid sturdy white ash.  Elegantly presented in gray wooden 20-count dress boxes with matching bands, these luxury cigars look as good as they taste . Upon lighting, a peppery tang quickly takes a back seat to a tapestry of smooth complex notes that include, chocolate, leather, coffee bean, caramel and subtle hints of spice on the exhale. A long creamy finish and a smoky sweet aroma punctuate this highly enjoyable cigar.


Sold in four popular big ring sizes, the Forge is an exciting new JR brand that should be a slam-dunk purchase for every Excalibur fan, and every other aficionado looking for top-quality Cuban-style flavor at an affordable price.


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