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.