• Ben Balliro

Crux Guild Robusto

Updated: Nov 4

I haven’t written a cigar review in a while. I tend to buy what I think are “everyday” cigars. Cigars I purchase by the box and keep on hand for, well everyday purposes. Every once in a while I run across of a slew of advertisements for a particular brand. So naturally I like the photo and move on. But if it continues to capture my attention then I am forced to satisfy my curiosity and give this new brand a try. As I learn more about tobacco it’s important that I do not pigeon hole my views on certain brands and sizes. Trying new things and expanding your horizons is just part of job I don’t get paid to do.

Anyway, the newest brand to add to my collection is called Crux. According to the video on their website, each cigar takes at least 4 years to make. So already we’re on the right track for quality and commitment. I like their packaging, their style, and most importantly their

cigars. I purchased a Crux variety pack and tonight I’m trying the Crux Guild Robusto. It‘s blended with an exquisite combination of Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper, and Nicaraguan binder and filler. Crux cigars won the Best in Show award at the 2019 ICPR Show. That’s no easy task, I don’t think. (I haven’t won any awards at the IPCPR show so what do I know, but still that’s impressive).

This Crux Robusto is straight up delicious. It has a molasses sweetness with a hint of cedar wood. I think that has to do with the Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. I would put this in the box-worthy category, and I particularly favor their marketing and distribution strategy. They start you off with singles, then 5 packs, then boxes. So they guide you into trying their cigars first without making the big investment for a box. It’s like sampling in a cigar lounge. I know they are not the only ones to do this, but they way they do it is unique. Their packaging is bright, colorful, and almost entertaining to look at on the shelf. If you are near a cigar shop, stop in and ask if they carry Crux. I’ve only tried one of their smokes and already, we have a good thing going. Go out and buy one……….Now! Go! Don’t just sit there!!

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