This special blend produced as a store exclusive blend is part of a program from Drew Estate to provide select DE lounges with their own slightly unique lines. Each will have a slightly modified blend and size and should be available from all the respective stores for sale. This one is 6 3/8×46 with a small fan tail cap(that broke off), a slightly spongy pack, medium brown color with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, an oily paper bag feel and potent sweet woody aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with plumes of full bodied smoke showing flavors of a zest leather, pepper, black coffee and spices all carried through and joined on the finish by a sweetness. The first third continues with excellent performance, dropping the ash in very short chunks. Flavors change very little, dropping the sweetness, mellowing the zing and adding a touch of creme to the draw. The 1/2 way point comes at 30 minutes still burning quickly but perfectly. Favors are still at full going to a sweet creamy cup of coffee both on the draw and finish. Ending at 1:10 the last third showed no further flavor changes but the burn did slow way down.
All content © 2018 by Bryan Glynn. No content may be used without express permission. Cigar Obsession is a leading premium hand rolled cigar review site blog and video review depository. Holding the world's leading video cigar review collection of brands such as Cohiba, Padron, Drew Estate, Gurkha, Partagas, Macanudo, Arturo Fuente, Ashton, CAO, Oliva, Rocky Patel, etc. new reviews are posted regularly.