H. Upmann 1844 Churchill Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, October 17, 2012
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H. Upmann 1844 Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×50 stick has been in my humidor about 4 years and used to be a regular smoke for me, I want to see how it has changed since the last time I had one was about the time I put the rest of a box away for aging. It features a dark brown dry smooth wrapper with a few small veins, even slightly spongy pack, double cap and very pungent rich cedar aroma, mainly from sitting in a humidor so long. First light reveals a pretty snug draw with good smoke output, medium-full body flavors of a very rich slightly sweet aged tobacco with a fairly short clean smooth finish. The first third stays steady with a rich, oily smooth aged tobacco and a creamy textured smooth leather with the same through the long finish. The tiny bit of extra smoothness is the only thing different over the years aging that I can detect. 50 minutes in starting the last third everything continues as normal, the ash falls off again in a solid chunk and it’s burning perfectly. Ending at 1:15 the whole stick proved to be the same as I remembered it as far as the flavors and overall experience. It just goes to show you that you have no idea what will happen to any given cigar over extended periods of time, ‘aging’ in a humidor. Just try it for yourself!

  • Dexterous

    I miss the background music 🙁

  • kprichardson7

    great review, have you ever had the gurkha platinum triad??? Why in the heck is that such an expensive cigar?! Do you think it could honestly be THAT good?

  • bryan122

    Bryan,

    Really enjoy your website and videos. The reviews are always enjoyable to watch and I love learning about new cigars and brands that I’m not familiar with. Was curious about the cigars that JR cigars sells. Not sure if you are familiar with them but they have a bunch of their own branded cigars which are apparently knock-offs of the most popular brands sold for much less. Have you ever tried and, if so, are they comparable? Thanks Bryan!

    Keep up the good work.

    • I’ve had some that are ok. No they are not comparable.

  • paales01

    Hello Bryan, Greetings from Panama. I am new to cigars, and wanted to know what sort of clues should I look for when in a B&M in order to know the “model” of the cigar. For example if I am smoking a Romeo y Julieta, just by the band I can’t tell anything else but the brand.

    I know that I have to ask the store manager, but here it happens that sometimes they leave untrained people behind the counter who just don’t know anything. And also, sometimes I just want to go in for a quick browse and leave.

    Thank you for all the help. Cheers.

  • mrdaveii

    Just bought a 5 pack of these…. Excited to try one once they have a “rest”.

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