East India Trading Company Wicked Indie Churchill Cigar Review
This 7×50 cigar features a dark tan wrapper with a couple small veins, tight invisible seams, a smooth slightly toothy feel, even spongy give, double cap and very rich hay aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with thick rich medium-full bodied smoke producing flavors of a sweet wood and pepper combo with a short oily finish. The first third goes way down in body to mild-medium, producing a woody flavor with a bit of zing and pepper, that also carries through the finish. Draw and smoke output are excellent, burn is razor sharp. 30 minutes in starting the 2nd third, flavors were up to a medium body, dropping the pepper and zing, going to just a soft, oily creamy textured wood note that holds through the lengthening finish. Construction is still great, the ash falling off in solid inch chunks. 55 minutes in ending the 2nd third, flavors have transitioned slightly to a sweet creamy wood, with a very dry parched finish. Still perfect construction, solid ash drops, an all flavor, no strength. Ending at 1:30 the last third shifted the sweetness to a toasty caramel, almost a burnt flavor, keeping the creamy wood at the core. Thank you very much to East India Trading Company for sending this for review!