At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, Hammer + Sickle cigars showcased its second blend in its Trademark Series, the Hammer + Sickle Trademark Maduro. The Trademark Series is the new name for the Hammer + Sickle Icon series. The original Hammer + Sickle Trademark provided a mild Connecticut Shade cigar offering. Like the Connecticut Shade offering, the Trademark Maduro is also meant to provide a milder smoke.
The packaging to the Trademark Maduro is similar to the original Trademark Connecticut Shade except it uses black on both the banding and boxes. The original Icon cigar featured a secondary band with the name “Icon”. That secondary band no longer exists on the Connecticut Shade, and is not a part of the Trademark Maduro.
Also significant is the use of a San Andres Maduro wrapper. This is the first on a regular Hammer + Sickle line.
It was a busy year for Hammer + Sickle at this year’s trade show. Klin Tobacco, the parent company of Hammer + Sickle also announced a new line called The Caleanoch, which is a unique peat-fired cigar.
At a glance, here is a look at the Hammer + Sickle Trademark Maduro:
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (TABADOM)
The Trademark Series Maduro comes in the same three sizes as the Connecticut Shade. The cigars are packaged in 20 count boxes.
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 50
Churchill: 7 x 48