Helix Blue Tubular cigars are made in Honduras by the General Cigar Company. This cigar contains Honduran, Brazilian and Dominican filler tobaccos, bunched inside a Mexican binder tobacco leaf and wrapped in a Connecticut shade wrapper. The Helix Tubular cigar measures 5 inches long with a ring gauge of 50. Remove the cigar from the tube if aging in a humidor, but keep the tube for later use if you decide to smoke the cigar away from home.
The Helix Tubular cigar has a very enjoyable mild flavor, and is also mild in strength. This cigar would be a great choice for a beginner cigar smoker, or for an experienced smoker who enjoys an occasional mild cigar, especially with a lighter beverage. The cigar is not at all overpowering, and has some similar flavor characteristics as the more popular Macanudo (read review), which is also made by General Cigar with a Mexican binder and Connecticut shade wrapper. I enjoyed this cigar enough to smoke it all the way down to 1 ½ inches remaining, which is ½ inch beyond my normal stopping point of two inches.
Draw and Construction
The Helix Tubular cigar is very well made, has a nice and easy draw, and burns evenly. The cigar did not require any relights, and as with its flavor, the construction of this cigar is impeccable like the Macanudo. I smoked this cigar for 45 minutes without experiencing any negative construction issues.
Helix Tubular cigars are available in boxes of 20 for about $55, and as singles for about $4. This is a good price for a quality mild cigar, but when compared to the Macanudo, the Helix brand is an excellent value. I recommend this cigar to beginner cigar smokers, and to more seasoned cigar smokers who enjoy an occasional mild cigar.