Agile Cigar Reviews replace what we termed “Assessment Updates”. The concept is the same, but the name is different. Agile Cigar Reviews use a lightweight, shorter format. These will never take the place of our comprehensive reviews. They are only used on blends we have previously assessed. This might be a blend we are re-scoring or providing a score for a first time. It might be a blend we are looking at in a different size. Today we look at the Indian Motorcycle Habano Toro This is a cigar we previously did an assessment in the Robusto size back in November, 2015.
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Binder: Dominican San Vincente
Filler: HVA Ligero, Nicaraguan Seco, Piloto Cubano
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (De Los Reyes)
Toro: 6 x 52
In 2014, Phil Zanghi’s Debonaire House launched a new brand called Indian Motorcycle Ultra Premium Cigars that pays homage to the iconic American-made motorbike. Late in 2014, Zanghi re-acquired the rights to the Indian Tabac trademark (Indian Tabac was originally a partnership between Zanghi and Rocky Patel. Instead of bringing back Indian Tabac, Zanghi opted to go in a different direction and launch the Indian Motorcycle Ultra Premium Cigars brand. Two blends were released, a Habano and a Maduro. The Habano Robusto cigar landed at #22 on the 2015 Cigar Coop Cigar of the Year Countdown. Today, we take a look at the Habano Toro size.
The Indian Motorcycle Habano features a multinational blend including a Habano Ecuador wrapper, a Dominican San Vincente binder, and fillers from both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The Toro is a classic 6 x 52 size. The cigars are produced at the De Los Reyes factory.
The Toro size delivered a mix of natural tobacco, nut, earth, and red pepper. In particular, the nut and natural tobacco flavors shine during the early stages. Throughout the smoking experience, there was a creamy undertone that delivered a nice smoothness. Whether it was additional aging time and / or the Toro size, I found the Habano Toro to deliver a medium strength and medium-bodied smoke – slightly dialed back from the Habano Robusto. This worked nicely in flavor of this brand.
The Indian Motorcycle Habano has proven to be one of the gems in Zanghi’s portfolio. This is a a cigar that is as good as cigars that might cost twice the price. Overall a cigar I could recommend to a novice or experienced cigar enthusiast. As for myself, this is a cigar I’d smoke again and it earns a box worthy rating.
Assessment: 4.0-Box Worthy
Original Assessment: Indian Motorcycle Habano Robusto
News: Spotlight on Debonaire and Indian Motorcycle Ultra Premium Cigars
Source: Cigars Provided by Manufacturer *
Stogie Geeks Podcast: Episode 158
Stogie Feed: Indian Motorcycle Habano Toro
Brand Reference: Debonaire
* Debonaire Cigars / Indian Motorcycle Ultra Premium Cigars is a sponsor of Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks.