At the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada Klin Group’s Hammer and Sickle line launched a new cigar called the Hammer and Sickle Icon Series. This cigar is geared specifically with the mild cigar enthusiast in mind.
The Hammer and Sickle Icon Series becomes the sixth cigar blend to be released in the Hammer and Sickle line. While the company has primarily focused on Dominican based blends, last year Hammer and Sickle launched the Hermitage No. 1 which was a Nicaraguan blend made in Honduras. For the Hammer and Sickle Icon Series, the company goes back to a primarily Dominican blend made in the Dominican Republic.
Hammer and Sickle already has an Connecticut Shade offering with its Tradicion Serie, but as opposed to using an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, the Icon uses a U.S. Connecticut shade wrapper. The Icon Series is intended to be more of a milder offering in terms of strength and body than the Tradicion Serie.
A few years ago, the Hammer and Sickle cigar line was launched as a cross-over product line from the company’s famed Vodka line. While the Vodka is made in Russia, the cigars are not.
At a glance, here is a look at the Hammer and Sickle Icon Series
In addition to a Connecticut Shade wrapper, the Hammer and Sickle Icon Series uses proprietary Dominican tobaccos. The cigar is made at the TabaDom manufactory in the Dominican Republic.
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
The Hammer and Sickle Icon Series has been launched in three sizes:
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 50
Churchill: 7 x 48