The newest Henry Clay has begun shipping.

War Hawk pays homage to the man Henry Clay, but is a departure for the Altadis U.S.A. cigar brand. Henry Clay, the cigar brand, is best known for its use of broadleaf wrappers, but the War Hawk’s wrapper is instead an Ecuadorian Connecticut varietal, arguably the direct opposite. Underneath that is a broadleaf binder and Honduran fillers.

  • Henry Clay War Hawk Corona (5 1/2 x 44) — $7
  • Henry Clay War Hawk Robusto (5 x 54) — $7.50
  • Henry Clay War Hawk Toro (6 x 50) — $8

As for the name, it refers to a designation given to the late Henry Clay himself. Clay served in government including as senator, Speaker of the House and Secretary of State. During his time in the Senate in the early 1800s, he earned the reputation for being a “war hawk,” pushing for the country to expand, oftentimes through war.


Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.