Hands down, this is one of my favorite cigars.
Not because it uses irish Whiskey, which it does.
Not because of the irish label, which it has.
I can sum it up in one word: Flavor.
It is an excellent mild to medium smoke, which has held a position in my personal humidor for over three years.
Each year I buy about two boxes of these, one for myself, and one for OfficerT (a close friend and sometimes reader/writer both here and at Techography). We have usually ran through at least one entire box by the middle of the year.
I always save one that is at least a year old for St Patrick’s Day, but we also bring’em out come football and rugby season.
As a infused cigar, they aren’t typically popular with the puritan cigar crowd. While I love my non-infused cigars, there is something about these that just makes you want to kick back on your porch with a glass of Green Spot on the rocks and vegetate.
- The flavor is consistent from start to finish, and leaves a light slightly whiskey flavored taste upon ones lips.
- The cigar is mild, to not quite medium in flavor.
- The cigar is slightly spongy, but not weak in structure.
- It lights easy, and stays lit well
- It leaves a mild after taste that gives one a nutty flavor, like hazelnut almost
- Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador.
- Dominican Republic Filler
I typically get these in the Toro size, 6 by 50. The Churchill is nice, but I’m not a big fan of 47 ring gauge personally. your tastes may vary
If your looking for a good conversational smoke with some friends over, I think this is a masterpiece cigar. Not too strong, not too light, but made for enjoying time with friends or family.