|Recluse Draconinan Sidewinder – Rounded top
When Iconic Leaf Cigar Company announced their second blend, the Recluse Draconian back in February. they noted that three special vitolas were going to be unveiled at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas. These vitolas are known as the Sidewinders. True to their word, the company did not announce or leak anything prior to the trade show. However, once the show opened, the world got to see not only a unique shape, but a unique concept around this particular shape.
The Sidewinders combine the best of a rounded cigar and a box-press cigar. The company has referred to this as a “side press” cigar. It is rounded on the top and bottom, but box-pressed along the sides. It also has a tapered tip at by the cap.
|Recluse Draconinan Sidewinder – box-press side
As a by-product of the design, the cigar features a cap that does not require clipping. By squeezing the sides, it allows the cap to easily loosen and then can removed rather easily.
|Cap of the Recluse Draconinan Sidewinder
At a glance, we take a full look at the Recluse Draconian Sidewinders:
The wrapper’s origin is described as Ecuadorian. The binder is proprietary while the filler contains a unique leaf called “Iconic Leaf Ligero” developed for Tabaclera Leyendas Cubanas – the factory that makes Iconic Leaf Cigars.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Maduro
Filler: Dominican, Piloto Cubano, Brazilian Hybrid, Iconic Leaf Ligero
All of the Recluse Draconian Sidewinders vitolas are a 57 ring gauge.
Sidewinder #1: 5 x 57
Sidewinder #2: 6 x57
Sidewinder #3: 7 x 57
For completeness, we list the other three vitolas of the Recluse Draconian. These were released to four select retailers last month.
Robusto: 5 x 52
Toro: 6 1/4 x 50
Taranthula2 : 6 x 60