Blanco Above & Beyond Heroes
"Above & Beyond by Blanco Cigars. This series, the first of a planned four, is called “Heroes”. It is a tribute to those that have sacrificed and paid the ultimate price in Civil Service (Police, Fire, EMS) and the Armed Forces. It is also the long-awaited rebranded blend that was used for the American Legion cigar. ALL the Heroes sizes are box-pressed torpedoes. We did this so that the secondary band on the head of the cigar could be cone-shaped as this is meant to symbolize the folded U.S. flag that all Heroes families are presented at the time they are laid to rest." This blend features a Habano Rosado wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos that produces a medium body of flavor. The cigars are boxed pressed so that the American flag sits atop the cap in an homage to the folded flag families receive when fallen soldiers are laid to rest. A portion of the proceeds from these cigars is donated by Blanco to organizations that assist families of fallen or injured military members, a cause that both Cesar and David care a great deal about due to their own service in the U.S. military.