Tom Lazuka, Kevin Baxter, and Christian Eiroa are the core names involved with Asylum. By the time Lazuka caught the cigar bug and left his career as a restaurant entrepreneur to work sales for Colibri and Camacho, Eiroa had been cranking out 90+ rated blends for Camacho for some time. It’s good to meet people like this on your way to realizing a dream. Eventually, everything came together, and Asylum was born in 2012, a place to push traditional cigar-making limits.
The name Asylum Insidious cigars might seem misleading, but it’s not. Asylum developed this blend to appeal to any cigar lover, no matter their level of experience. It also uses the first Asylum sweetened cap. Both of these are indeed insidious, but not in a sinister or treacherous manner, but in the insidious definitions of being sneak and crafty. (As deceptive as a pink-ish-hued cigar box with a skull?)
Asylum Insidious cigars are the companies first use of an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Beneath this mild and creamy leaf is a Honduran binder cradling high-quality Honduran long-fillers.
On the cold draw, it’s already apparent that the sweet tip is subtle and by no means overboard. There are also grassy, tobacco, and cedar flavors. The sweetness is center stage once the stick is burning. Spice and nuts are also quite prominent. Winding the cigar down and the pepper and cedar have faded. The sweetness, tobacco, earth, and coffee are center stage up until the end.
Please enjoy Asylum Insidious cigars at your leisure.
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Asylum Insidious FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Sweetness, grass, tobacco, cedar, spice, nuts, earth.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Asylum Insidious cigars are excellent entry-level stogies for a new smoker. Experienced smokers who appreciate mild premiums will also enjoy them.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
We don’t think there’s any way to talk you out of it.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Nut Brown Ale by Ithaca Beer Company will pair nicely with the nutty notes of Asylum Insidious cigars.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
If you’re not looking to pair this one with a stiff drink, it’s the perfect early morning cigar. Enjoy the sweet tip with some extra creamer in your coffee.
If you’re a seasoned smoker, this one might lack the strength and complexity you’ve come to favor.