- Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata is an homage of sorts to Honduras, from the blend to the packaging. The blend is 100 percent Honduran tobacco, as both the round and box-pressed versions are covered with fourth- and fifth-priming Corojo wrapper that was grown on brand owner Christian Eiroa's Corojo Farm, while the binder and filler are both Honduran. A wonderful new edition to the Asylum 13 line.
- 6 x 52
- Toro (Some Round, some Box-Pressed)
Asylum 13 is one of the newer cigar brands out on the market, but they are quite delicious and flavorful, especially for coming out of nowhere like they have. They are great smokes, and though some of the vitolas follow strange naming conventions, you need not worry that you are going to be less than satisfied with any cigar that you purchase.
Asylum cigars are made with the help of the Eiroa family, a name that has been in the cigar business for quite some time, having come to the Americas to make cigars from their time and their experiences in Cuba. What this means is that when you’re looking for a good cigar, you need not worry that Asylum is going to let you down.
Asylum seems to like to make a lot of puros, cigars that are made entirely in one place, with tobacco grown in one nation, and the Medulla Oblongota is no different. It is a Honduran puro, a cigar made entirely with tobacco from Honduras, and it is impressive, if oddly named after parts of the brain that does things like regulate heartbeat and the like.
This cigar can be best described as bold and zesty, owing to it's Honduran Corojo wrapper. It is medium bodied and smooth, however, and comes either box-pressed or in a round parejo shape. The two styles of rolling translate into the marketing of the stogie, as the round vitola is labeled Medulla and the box pressing is marked Oblongota. It’s an innovative cigar, one that has notes of chocolate, cedar, earth, and spice, and that will, if given the chance, knock your socks off. Very tasty!