Ambrosia Clove Tiki is a flavored cigar for those looking for something that combines fun and elegance. In this recent offering from Jonathan Drew and company, every size has a different blend, a different wrapper, and different flavor characteristics. These sticks are infused with a vast array of European and Southeast Asian spices, aged for 4 months, and then placed in cedar cabinets for the rest of the aging period. This allows the cigars to develop a very interesting flavor profile while they smooth out in the aging process. As the smallest cigar in the lineup, the Clove Tiki is a 4” x 32 Nicaraguan treat ideal for those 15-20 minute smoke breaks.
Drew Estate may produce unique cigars, but that doesn’t take from the quality of construction. Ambrosia is rolled brilliantly to produce an easy draw and huge plumes of heavy smoke. Though an infused cigar, Ambrosia Clove Tiki is so rich that it doesn’t seem like a heavily flavored blend, at least not compared to its milder counterparts. Hearty and rich, Ambrosia begins with a blast of Nicaraguan pepper and a thick cedar note. As the cigar progresses, notes of black pepper, cherry, cinnamon, and incense speckle the flavor profile, along with a dark, earthy base. A sweet, yet spicy finish completes the package. For an infused stick, Ambrosia makes for quite a luxurious experience.
If you’ve dipped your toes in the waters of infused cigars, but were never really impressed, you may want to give Ambrosia a try. It’s medium-bodied, rich, and unique, and is built to please more experienced smokers. Ambrosia Clove Tiki pairs well with herbal tea, black coffee, or dark beer and is best enjoyed after a hefty meal. While you grab an Ambrosia Spice, you may want to pick up some of its full-bodied Drew Estate counterparts such as Nica Rustica, MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured, or Liga Undercrown. If you think all infused cigars are somewhat similar to Drew Estate’s Acid line, you should most definitely try Ambrosia Clove Tiki. Chances are, it’ll broaden your horizon considerably.