The US used to be home to hundreds of cigar factories and one town, in particular, was home to more than 30 manufacturers - Red Lion, PA. One of their most popular lines was the eponymous Red Lion cigar, and now it's back, restored to its former glory.
Not only do Red Lion Cheroots share their name with a classic brand, it's indicative of the kind of cigar that was commonly made in the late 19th century. These rough-hewn cheroots are hand-rolled in the Dominican Republic and feature US-grown tobaccos. The wrapper is an earthy-sweet Pennsylvania Broadleaf and the filler is fire-cured Kentucky, so even though they're small, they're loaded with flavor, and at just a bit above 80 cents apiece, stocking up on Red Lion Cheroots is a no-brainer.
These are some of the best cigars I have ever had and definitely one of my favorites. First of all, the price cannot be beat. Each one will provide around thirty minutes of great flavor. If you could take beef jerky and roll it up and smoke it, then this is what you would get. They are simply delicious and at this price can't be beat. They are very rugged looking, but for me that only adds to their attractiveness.
Pretty decent smoke. Good flavor, although the description is slightly misleading. The short-filler is a blend that contains fire-cured kentucky. It is most definitely not 100% fire-cured kentucky filler. Consider these a cheaper alternative to the Drew Estate KFC delphinas. Nearly identical in flavor. The PA Broadleaf wrapper is wonderfully thick and tasty and it only has 1 binder layer. At $40 for a box of 60, you can't go wrong.