Byron 19th Century
Originally a Cuban brand from the mid 19th century, the Lord Byron cigars were created by two cousins who owned a humble cigar factory near Havana. The original Lord Byron cigars were a hit, and the brand enjoyed success for generations, eventually the grandson of one of the cousins, Ricardo Alfonzo, experienced severe financial hardships with the brand and was forced to sell. Roughly ninety years later, Ricardo Alfonzo’s great-grandson, Nelson Alfonso, resurrected the brand through his Selected Tobacco Company. The Byron 19th Century cigar features a chocolate brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, an undisclosed binder and filler tobacco from Nicaraguan and an undisclosed location. A little pepper, spice and cedar notes with an intense bread flavor on the palate, the Byron 19th Century cigar is a chewy, complex smoke exuding notes of cocoa and cream to balance out the pepper and spice.