This Father’s Day, make your dad feel like royalty by gifting him the one-two punch of Ron Barceló Imperial Onyx, a rum filtered through onyx stones with unprecedented intensity, Highclere Castle Cigars, a Nicaraguan cigar using the flavor profiles the Earls of Highclere Castle have always loved. We also think dad might like some cigarware from Margaritaville and LandShark.
Highclere Castle Cigars
Launched in 2017 to acclaimed worldwide reviews, Highclere Castle Cigar Company has positioned itself as the leading cigar house that evokes the aristocratic ambiance of England during the turn of the century. In collaboration with Highclere Castle, which is also known as the home of award-winning television drama series, Downtown Abbey, the estate’s love affair with cigars dates back to 1862 in tandem with the introduction of cigars in the Commonwealth.
The tradition at the estate has always been to retire to the library after dinner for a cigar and whiskey. Lord Carnarvon, the current 8th Earl of Carnovan, is the owner of Highclere Castle and the farmer of the 5,000-acre estate, is an active partner in the endeavor.
“While in Nicaragua in the tobacco fields and factory, I have gained a deep appreciation for the passion and skill that goes into making a super-premium cigar,” Lord Carnarvon said. “Like wine, there is a direct correlation with the soil, weather and artisan craft of the cigar maker,” he said.
Ron Barceló Imperial Onyx
Ron Barceló is one of our favorite rums here at Cigars & Leisure because it’s so smooth and sweet. The reason for this is that it is the only rum from the Dominican Republic distilled from the juice of sugar cane and not from molasses, the typical ingredient.
This rum is a blend of premium rums that are aged for 10 years in bourbon casks and then filtered through onyx stones. From what we can gather, onyx stones are crystals that were used many, many years ago and were believed to stamp out negative thoughts and fear. Ron Barceló says it uses the stones to give the Imperial Onyx an added mysticism; however, they don’t affect its taste.
Margaritaville and LandShark Cigarware
The Lotus Group and Vertigo by Lotus, in partnership with Lifestyle Brands, LLC, will make a splash at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association convention this July with a new line of co-branded Margaritaville and LandShark cigarware. As the exclusive global licensee for Margaritaville and LandShark cigarware, the company will debut pocket, table, waterproof and extendable lighters, cigar cutters and ashtrays that include lyrics from Jimmy Buffett.
This cigarware is shipping now and available at many tobacconist shops across the United States. Read more about it here.
Light ‘em up and bottoms up.
We’ll have a full story and review on Highclere Cigar Company soon!