At the time, Spanish royalty prohibited the production of all cigars in these territories while still allowing it at the Sevilla Royal Factory in Spain. Along with this action came a mighty increase in the price of cigars. The reaction was the same as most prohibitions—bootlegging. The Bandolero Traficantes cigars tribute the bandoleros who ran such operations.
These bandoleros would smuggle cigars into the colonies produced in countries, not under the Spanish thumb. Risking severe punishment, they would sell these sticks for a much lower price than the Spanish cigars. This all took place in mysterious hideouts and backroads, and soon the bandoleros were seen as heroes sticking it to the man.
The Bandolero Traficantes features a feisty Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that is sure to bring the complexity with the help of an undisclosed binder cradling a part Nicaraguan, part unknown filler blend. Much like the cigars offered by the bandoleros, this smoke holds an air of mystery due to its secret ingredients. Whatever those secrets are, they’re working, because once you light this full-strength number up, she’ll send you to a rich world of dark chocolate, spice, cedar, pepper, and sweetness.
Make sure to blow a few thick Bandolero Traficantes cigar clouds for the bandoleros. To help the legend live on, we must celebrate their efforts.
Please enjoy Bandolero Traficantes cigars at your leisure.
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Bandolero Traficantes FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Spice, cedar, pepper, dark chocolate, sweetness.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who love good guys working as outlaws to help the oppressed get the goods they need.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
Absolutely. Just don’t go thinking some cigar prohibition is back once it’s gone. You can always order more.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Smoke the United Cigars Bandolero Traficantes cigars with a Lagavulin 16 Year Old scotch, and you’ll pray that the party never ends.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Under a beautiful post-sunset sky as the light turns to dark. Think back on the brave bandoleros and tribute them with each pull.
Just that the strength requires a good meal beforehand, but that’s more of a bonus than a flaw. You’re welcome.