The 262 Allegiance was release in 2014 as another extension to the 262 portfolio. The Allegiance was blended to have a broader appeal to cigars smokers by having a mild-medium body. The name of the line came from the struggle we as cigar smokers deal with daily. This is from the 262 website:
The Allegiance name, while stirring many connotations for many people, is 262’s official “line in the sand” campaign. While all of their previous brands have been named in support of their overall cigar revolution theme, Allegiance is meant to take on a stronger tone. State by state, town by town, and at the Federal level too, we are seeing a growing opposition to our cigar culture. Attacks are being made on all sides; industry, tradition, and art. Their intentions are clear, the line has been drawn, and it’s time to declare a side. Inaction does not excuse you from siding with the enemy. So, where does your allegiance lie?
Let’s take a look at the specs:
- Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua and Honduras
- MSRP: $8.50
Upon lighting the cigar, I got notes of cedar, leather, earth, spices, nuts and black pepper with mild-medium body. As the cigar burned down, it opened up more and I got more distinct flavors. The nutty flavor developed into an almond flavor and the spice flavor developed into black liquorice flavor. Near the end, the earth, black pepper, black liquorice and leather dominated the the cigar and got more into the medium range. Overall I think this cigar is approachable by many cigar smokers as the body is in the medium range with great flavor. I really enjoyed the cigar and I look forward to getting more.