So today we review the Crux Limitada LE (limited edition).
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Sam Ventura at the Crux Cigar Event at the Cigar Humidor in San Antonio, TX.
I had a great time at this event and one of the things that made it really special, was the time I had to discus the Limitada with Sam, and well as smoking some excellent Crux cigars.
I smoked the Limitada and the Maduro, both were cigars that I would like to smoke daily.
Let me tell you a little about it in this cigar review.
Who Is Crux
While Crux, doesn’t tell you much about the company on their website, Sam did share some info about them in our conversation and I also plundered around the internet and was able to find out a little more about their history.
I’m going to put this out there, and maybe some newer manufacturers will hear me.
OK, so you haven’t been around for 100 years with roots in Cuba, but you still have a story to tell of how you came to be, of the vision and the dream that brought you to where you are now and readers like me would like to hear the story!
Well enough of my rant, so here’s what I found out!
Crux started in 2014 by a guy named Jeff Haugen, who owns a cigar lounge in Maple Grove, MN. By the way, I have been to their store a few times, and I love it. (didn’t meet Jeff)
In the early years, Jeff had tow of his cousins, Casey and Tony working for him.
Jeff decided that he wanted to create a cigar brand, because, being in the cigar business, he saw how it brings people together and he though it would be great to meet people all over the country who share the same passion.
He started traveling extensively throughout central America learning the ropes about cigar blending, at the same time Casey took a job in management with a non related company. to learn how to manage a business.
Then in 2014 they launched Crux Cigars and have done extremely well.
Their branding was kind of confusing, said Casey on Cigar Coops, pod cast Prime Time Episode (114), so after doing considerable market research, they re branded last year, with all new bands and packaging.
While the look has changed, Casey assures us and Sam verified that none of the blends have changed.
The Crux Limitada LE
Crux is not real forthcoming with the blending of their cigars, but I was able to find out from Sam a little about what is in their Limitada. By the way, most of their cigars are made by Placensia, except for the Maduro, which is made by A J Fernandez.
Wrapper: Erganoso (exclusive to Crux)
Filler: 5 from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic
Start: 9:38 End: 10:45 Burn Time: 1:07
Smell: Oak, Sweet Cream, Almond, Cinnamon
Cold Draw: Oak, Sweet Cream, Almond, Cinnamon
Constructionn: Nice smooth oily mocha brown wrapper, nice tight wrap, very tiny veins, triple cap
Draw: Clean and Smooth
Burn: Nice consistent, slightly jagged at times, mostly clean and solid
Flavor: Oak, Sweet Cream, Almond, Cinnamon, occasional Pepper. Flavors consistent throughout
I love the flavor profile of this cigar. It is complex, but no one flavor dominates the others. I have smoked four of these in the last couple of day and with each one I smoke, I feel like I can’t wait to smoke the next one.
I would gladly smoke this stick daily!
Well there you have it my review of the Crux Limitada LE. I love doing cigar reviews, but sometime I smoke something and say, Oh yeah, I’m definitely going to review that, cause I think everyone would want to try at least one of these.
I have sung the praises of the Limitada, wait until my next review, where I hammer the Ghurka Ghost!
You won’t want to miss that.
Please feel free to comment, ask questions or make suggestions in the comments section below.
Till next time Cigar Pals, Light em up!