Nat Cicco HHB Gold
The HHB Gold is one of their nicer cigars.
The original HHB Classic was made to accomplish the impossible. The mission was to produce a more affordable alternative to the legendary Cohiba Behike. Yes, that Behike – the 97-point 2010 Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year – the $40+ Cuban crusher of a smoke. And did it get the job done? Well, the first HHB was quite an enjoyable cigar, and we’ll leave it at that.
Because the HHB is Nat Cicco’s flagship cigar, they went back to the blending table for the 50th anniversary in 2015 and made a special edition. That’s the HHB Gold – a delicious expansion of one of Nat Cicco’s nicer offerings.
(The name, by the way, is a reference to the initials of a family member of Nat Cicco’s founder.)
In true Nat Cicco fashion, this is a “super-premium cigar at boutique pricing.” You’re getting their best attempt at a luxury smoke without having to break the bank when it comes to pricing. HHB Gold has the same tasty Nicaraguan long-filler blend but ditches the CT shade in favor of a more traditional Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper. Unlike the original, this one brings a more earthy and sweet flavor that is a bit different from what you might think of as a Cubanesque profile. There’s a little spice to go along with that, and still the almond nuttiness of the HHB Classic.
This is a great way to celebrate some company history. It’s a fine smoke with first-class inspiration, and it’s just as enjoyable as the HHB that the company is so proud of. If you’re a Maduro fan, check out this shiny gold – it’s a special smoke with a flavor that should satisfy pretty much any cigar lover.
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Nat Cicco HHB Gold FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Spice, sweetness, and a little almond nuttiness.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Nat Cicco HHB Gold cigars are for fans of Cubanesque smokes who want to try a maduro twist on the classic format.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
It’s pretty tasty!
What’s a good pairing with it?
Want to amp things up? Grab a big IPA like Ommegang’s Neon Neon and you won’t be lacking in flavor.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
50th birthdays and anniversaries.
The Cohiba Behike is still way out of reach, but we’ll take this for now.