Some Of My Favorites – Check Em Out

Today I thought that I would go back and review some of my favorites, since I have been doing this blog post.

Probably the hardest thing about this, is that, most of the cigars I reviewed, I really like, which made it a challenge to pic the ones that I want to post here.

I will endeavor to persevere and keep the list to a manageable size.

So Here They are, check em out!

Charter Oak

I just finisher reviewing this stick, so you haven’t seen this before, but I smoke these on a regular basis.

This is a creation of Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigars.

(the two paragraphs below taken from Charter Oaks site)

Charter Oak Cigars hail from the same fertile valley in Connecticut that native son and Master Blender Nick R Agua aka Nick Melillo was born and raised. Charter Oak Cigars feature some of the most prized and sought after Cuban seed leaf varieties from the exquisite Esteli and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua.

The cigars are then wrapped in a silky, beautiful Connecticut Shade wrapper and a Sumatran binder for a balanced medium bodied smoke. Or if one prefers a hearty and rich Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, leaving you with the perfect every day and every occasion cigar.

I prefer the Broadleaf, maduro

Construction: Dark Oily wrapper some veins, tight wrap, double cap

Flavor: Earth, Chocolate, cinamon

Draw: Very nice, lots of Smoke

Complexity: Not real complex, but smooth

Notes: Nice $5 stick, all the ingredients of a good cigar at half the price. I highly recomend this stick

CAO Orellana

Probably one of my very favorites, I really love this stick.

The Orellana is the fourth in the Amazon series, which interestingly comprises tobacco grown deep in the Amazon rain forest.

The name Orellana is named after the Spanish Explorer, Francisco De Orellana, who was the first to navigate the Amazon River between 1539 and 1542.

What’s in it:

Wrapper – Brazilian Cubra

Binder – Nicaraguan

Filler – Brazilian Braganca, Fuma Em Corda, Dominican, and Columbian

My Review:

Started off a little Peppery, but smoothed out quickly.

This stick is very earthy, with hints of cocoa and cinnamon, what I was most impressed with was the finish which was consitantly sweet, almost fruity.

The flavor was smooth throughout almost creamy.

The draw was excellent and the burn purfect

This is a cigar that I think everyone should try!

Very slow burn (about an hour and a half, which is pretty long for a toro)

E P Carrillo Dusk

This is another stick, that I rarely pass up when I see it.

I don’t have notes dating back to this review, but will give you a little info.

What’s Inside:

Wrapper: USA Connecticut Broad leaf

Binder: Ecuador

Filler: Nicaragua

I found this to be a smooth stick with a good bit of complexity to it. Ceder, leather and a sweet (probably chocolate) flavors.

The ash held on forever, even though I attempted to knock it off at one point!

I highly recomend it, and look forward to my next one

Sin Compromiso

Last on my short list, but certainly not leas, is Steve Saka’s Sin Compromiso.

I discovered this beauty when I was working in Florida last year and have been singing its praises ever since.

I actually have a half a box now!

(This is what Steve says)

Sin Compromiso, without compromise, is our company mantra and the guiding ethos for everything we do here at Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust.

Creating a cigar brand to manifest this expression into a tangible reality was an incredibly challenging task as this cigar simply had to be beyond exceptional. From the cultivation of distinct and unique tobaccos to the careful working of these prized leaves to allowing only the very best torcedors to hand craft each cigar. Even the box which contains these vitolas had to be extra special – in short, this cigar is the absolute best of everything.

What’s in it:

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres

Binder: Ecuadorian

Filler: Nicaraguan

Flavor: Smooth creamy, cedar, expresso, chocolate, pepper

This is a pricey stick, but one of the few with a higher price tag that I can get behind.

If you have the opportunity and the cash, you should give this stick a try, it might spoil you though!

This is my short list

This is a short list of some of my favorites. There are many more that I would and have recomended

I will give honorable mention to: Cattle Baron, Protocol Themis, Aging Room Quatro   and War Fighter just to name a few. Check em out!

As always, feel free to make comments or ask questions in the section below.

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