This 5×50 cigar features a dark milk chocolate wrapper with a rough tooth, minimal veins, ragged seams, firm even pack and a rich oily tobacco aroma. First light reveals an extremely loose draw but great smoke output. Flavors are medium bodied with a silky smooth aged tobacco and nut taste on the short finish. The first third shows copious amounts of thick medium-full bodied smoke with creamy wood and light tobacco and pepper flavors. The draw snugged up perfectly after a few draws in and burn is almost razor sharp. 25 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point, flavors shift just a bit, dropping the wood and going to a bright but deep earth especially on the finish and adding a bit of cinnamon at points. Ending at 45 minutes the last third shifted to a very creamy nut, also dropping the pepper. Thank you very much to La Garita Cigar Co for sending this sample for review!
This is a three blade scissor design that used hinged aperture blades to evenly cut the cigar cap from three sides simultaneously with one scissor action. The unit is aluminum and stainless steel with exceptional construction. The blades are razor sharp, the tolerances and finish impeccable. For those that prefer the rigor of cutting their cigars with scissors this may be something you really enjoy using! For those not used to scissors you might find the cuts to be a bit on the ragged side compared to a guillotine. No matter your personal taste in cutter design, this is an inexpensive unit that is sure to cause discussion whenever you bring it out! Thank you very much to Dos Caballos Cigars for sending this sample for review, I greatly appreciate it! Photography by bgpictures.com
This 6.5×53 stick offers a medium brown dry wrapper with tight seams, a smooth firm feel and minimal veins with a slight barnyard aroma. First light reveals very smooth and creamy slightly sweet tobacco, a perfect draw and plenty of rich smoke. The first third (more…)
This 6×52 stick offers a firm box pressed dark chocolate wrapper with terrific sweet tobacco and spicy aromas. Burn was almost razor sharp all the way down with a perfect draw giving just the right amount of resistance for an easy cool draw. Flavors were plentiful to say the least with many transition points throughout from beginning to end. They were all exceptionally well blended together and smooth, including coffee, cream, earth, pepper, sweet tobacco, touches of spice and hints of cocoa at points. Total burn time to the nub was 1:15.
Sir Vin Cigars Premium Royale Silver Lance Cigar Review
This 6×50 box press double maduro stick offers a butter smooth dark chocolate wrapper with a very firm press and double cap. Total burn time to the nub was 1:20 with a perfect draw and almost razor sharp line. Flavors were fairly consistent, holding a core of creamy prominent leather and a long earthy, peppery finish to the last third where a nutty flavor joined in. Smoke was exceptionally rich and smooth, with plenty of maduro oils coating the mouth. Body and strength were medium-full and the leather was especially bright just after the draw. Thank you very much to Sir Vin Cigars for generously donating this stick for review! Photography by BG Pictures.
This 5×50 stick offered a dark chocolate, VERY thick and toothy wrapper with excellent construction. Burn was almost razor sharp all the way down, with the ash holding to the 1/2 way point and a perfect draw. Flavors in the first half were of a medium bodied (more…)
This 6×50 milk chocolate stick offered a slightly toothy but satiny wrapper, with a firm and slightly bumpy construction. Burn was almost razor sharp and the draw was absolutely perfect. Total burn time to the nub was 1:15 where it got hot for me. The second half especially produced great amounts of thick rich smoke, giving flavors of coffee, leather, sweetness on the first half, and a bit of a pepper zing on the short clean finish. A touch of cocoa came through at the 1/2 way point, and the transitions were very nice throughout. Thank you to Shuckins for trading with me for this stick! Photography by BG Pictures.
This 5.75×50 stick offered a tan, textured but firm wrapper, with a nice tobacco aroma. Total burn time was 1:45 just past the band point, and it was almost razor sharp all the way down. The ash was light grey and white, holding on 1 1/2″ at a time. The draw was (more…)