Indian Motorcycle Cigars isn’t Phil Zanghi’s first cigar brand. It isn’t even Zanghi’s first brand to use the word Indian or be named for the motorcycle company. That would be Indian Tabac Cigar Co. which Zanghi founded during the cigar boom of the 1990s. Shortly after its founding, cigar enthusiast and Hollywood entertainment lawyer Rocky Patel came on as a partner. Together, Zanghi and Patel grew the Indian Tabac brand to be one of the most successful of the mid-1990s. In 2002 Zanghi sold his share of the company to Patel to concentrate on other areas of the cigar industry. Patel would soon change the company’s name to Rocky Patel, and the Indian Tabac lines slowly but surely disappeared from shelves.
In 2012 Zanghi made his return to the world of premium cigars. First, he co-founded Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars. Then he set his eyes on reinventing the Indian brand, but rather than reviving the Indian Tabac name, he secured the tobacco rights for the Indian Motorcycle name and launched Indian Motorcycle Cigars. The line is officially endorsed by the new owners of Indian Motorcycles, Polaris Industries.
The core line of Indian Motorcycle cigars comes in two versions. The Indian Motorcycle Maduro uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper to help deliver a very on-brand flavor note of broken-in leather. Then there’s the Indian Motorcycle Habano, which serves up a spicier experience with the help of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
Please enjoy Indian Motorcycle cigars at your leisure.