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Indian Motorcycle Shade

Indian Motorcycle ShadeBack in the 80’s I remember putting on my leather jacket and letting my long hair out of its pony tail. I would kiss my wife
goodbye as I grabbed my keys off the counter and walk over to my garage. “Daddy’s home” I’d say to myself as I
buttoned my jacket. Good o’l Marsha is what I called my hog, but who cares, I’d take her riding for hours up the mountain side with my hair blowing in the wind… good times… I’m Totally joking, I’m a millennial, but lets dive in to this review!
Indian Motorcycle Cigars was launched in 2015 after Debonaire House co-owner Phil Zanghi re-acquired the rights to
Indian Tabac, a brand he founded with Rocky Patel. Instead of relaunching Indian Tabac at that time, he chose to enter
into a licensing agreement with Polaris, the owner of Indian Motorcycles, to create an all-new cigar brand. The Indian
Motorcycle brand of cigars followed that year with the release of the Indian Motorcycle Habano and Indian Motorcycle
Maduro.
At a glance it looks like your typical Connecticut wrapper. Light brown, slight oil sheen and visible seams. The foot has a sweet hay aroma, earthy tones play a part in creating an overall pleasant scent. Per usual a straight cut was my weapon of choice. Cold draw kinda hits you with a curve ball, notes of cedar and toasted almonds greet you with open arms then they invite you in and introduces you to Mr. wood and Mrs cream .. what a beautiful family, ok I’ll stop. Did I Forgot to mention this bad boys rocking a perfect triple cap as well.
The first third has a bit of white Pepper and hints of Toast. The Retro hale was a breeze like with most Connecticut cigars and pretty much ties everything together. To me nothing pairs with a Connecticut better then a espresso, so I did just that. Pretty much a match made in heaven to say the least. The burn is razor sharp and the ash is well constructed. The smoke output is medium and to some that doesn’t matter but I don’t enjoy smoking a cigar that has more smoke spewing off the tip then a 12yr old with his new vape mod.
The second third takes a bit of a turn, Cream notes are more prominent and a slight malty flavor starts to come in. The burn remains sharp and at this point I roll the ash off to see whats happening underneath the hood. A blunt tipped cherry is front and center maintaining the beautiful burn. *Titanic song plays in the background*
In the final third stronger flavors build up masking most of the subtle notes that were once front and center. Burn was very consistent through out the smoke. Overall a solid smoke for even a new FOTL to enjoy. Espresso was the drink of choice but if coffees not your thing id recommend a light beer or even a cider.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: De Los Reyes S.A.
Price: $9.00 – $11.00
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 pints
Article by Andy Melo

Debonaire House & Indian Motorcycle Announces the Indian Motorcycle Shade Worldwide Release

 Indian Motorcycle Cigars ShadeDebonaire House & Indian Motorcycle® Announces the Indian Motorcycle® Shade, worldwide launch at the IPCPR 2019. Read our review HERE.
Re- introduced into the premium cigar market in 2015, Indian Motorcycle Cigars is a licensed product between Debonaire House & Indian Motorcycle / Polaris. The core line of Indian Motorcycle Cigars has been extended and packaged in a 20ct box boasting a lighter leather top than its counterparts.
•Indian Motorcycle® Shade Robusto – 5”x50
•Indian Motorcycle® Shade Toro – 6”x52
Philip S. Zanghi III, founder of Debonaire House, commented: “We are excited to announce that our first line extension of Indian Motorcycle Cigars Shade is going to be released for worldwide distribution at this year’s IPCPR 2019 booth 2449. This new cigar is very special to us and I think after the release in Canada, the rest of the world will really enjoy what we have
to offer. It’s a different blend than the core line of Indian Motorcycle Cigars that was specifically fitted to match this two year old aged Ecuadorian Shade Wrapper. It’s a true medium cigar that can be enjoyed any time of the day; and once again, thank you to everyone out there who supports us, I look forward to seeing you soon.” About Debonaire House: Debonaire House was founded in 2012 and is the culmination of over 25 years of premium tobacco experience. Debonaire House creates ultra premium cigars fit for traditional cigar idealism, but fashioned toward new, welcoming sophistication and enjoyment. Included in the Debonaire House portfolio of products is Indian Motorcycle® Cigars, a premium cigar produced under a licensing partnership between Debonaire House & Indian Motorcycle, as well as Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars.
To learn more, please visit  / @indiancigars & @debonairecigars
About Indian Motorcycle®: Indian Motorcycle is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship.

 

Debonaire Takes Over US Distribution Early

Debonaire CigarsDebonaire House was poised to take over distribution, sales and marketing of its products in the U.S. at the beginning of next year. Yesterday I get a message from Phil saying he’s has decided to do so a bit earlier, as in right now kind of earlier.

In a press release the company announced that it would end its U.S. distribution agreement with Drew Estate effective Jan. 1, 2019, choosing to distribute cigars out of a facility in the Dominican Republic. For distribution Debonaire will now be using the United Parcel Service (UPS) Cigars Direct shipping meathod, which will allow the company to ship cigars directly from its factory in the Dominican Republic to its tobacco retailers in the U.S.

In the press release Phill Zanghi III (President of Debonaire) said this about working with the DE team. “Working with the great team at Drew Estate over the past two and a half years has been a rewarding experience, I am blessed and humbled by the successful partnership our companies have enjoyed together, and likewise blessed by a twenty-year plus friendship with Jonathan Drew. Many blessings to Jonathan and Drew Estate for their partnership and support over the years.”

“Debonaire House has now reached the point where we need to possess captive distribution for our Debonaire Ultra Premium, Indian Motorcycle and Debonaire House brands, and today’s announcement is an important milestone in the ongoing evolution of our company. We are very excited about the future of the Debonaire Ideal and look forward to the next chapter in our company’s journey.”

From the Drew Estate side Jonathan Drew, President of Drew Estate had this to say “The relationship of Debonaire House and Drew Estate goes back over 20 years. We are super excited to have played a role in bringing Debonaire House Products to Market and being part of the Debonaire Ideal journey.”

Glenn Wolfson, ceo of Drew Estate also had positive words about this change in distribution. “Drew Estate will continue working with Phil and his team to help them prepare for a successful launch of their new business operations after the first of the year. Phil is a great friend, a truly honorable businessman, and he will always remain part of our Drew Estate family. I have no doubt that he and his team will be very successful in their new business venture, and we wish Debonaire House all the best.”

Debonaires catalog consists of Debonaire Ultra Premium, Indian Motorcycle and Debonaire House brands and are produced by De Los Reyes in the Dominican Republic. For more information on their lines be sure to check out some of the previous articles such as Debonaire Sagita Petite Lancero, Debonaire Daybreak Toro, Debonaire Habano Belicoso, or visit their website at www.debonairehouse.com