We recently reviewed the new Factory 57 here on The Cigar Authority, as well as ran the press release. Here you can listen to Kurt Kendall talk about the cigar with Mr. Jonathan at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The name “Factory 57″ refers to the US federal government’s official designation of 7-20-4 as a licensed and taxed manufacturer of premium cigars. The tax amounted to 20 cents per box of 20 premium cigars.
Factory 57 is a medium-to-full-bodied cigar. Kendall describes the flavor profile as “bold, full, yet very smooth, with distinct creaminess. The filler consists of a high-primed Jalapa (Nicaragua) Habano wrapper leaf, whose upper location on the plant produces a more resinous tobacco. The binder is from the Costa Rican fields of tobacco giant Nestor Plasencia, while the filler blend is Honduran, Nicaraguan, San Andreas (Mexican) and Colombian. Three years of tobacco aging and six months of cigar aging can be credited for the mellow and harmonious smoking experience.