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Cigar Review | Dunhill 1907 Robusto

The Dunhill 1907 Robusto has Hunduran Viso wrapper, a Brazilian and Dominican filler and a Dominican binder.

Dunhill 1907 Robusto Specifications

Strength: Medium
Shape: Robusto
Size: 5 x 52
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: Honduran Viso
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Brazilian, Dominican
Price: $5.50

Dunhill 1907

I contemplated the English accent recently, while enjoying a Dunhill 1907 Robusto. Feeling a little like Sherlock Holmes, I think I may have unlocked a bit of a mystery. Allow me to illustrate…

A few years ago, Madonna discovered that an English accent somehow added to her credibility. Some say that it was that English accent that subsequently sparked her momentary sense of philanthropy, manifesting most notably with the advent of a much-hyped all girls academy in the southeastern African township of Liwonde, Malawi. Nevermind that the school was only a dozen flimsy plastic chairs under a dead tree, or that lunch consisted of dirt cookies each day, the fact that Madonna had her bra on UNDER her blouse and she wanted to do something- anything- to improve humanity, left most of us speechless.

Dunhill 1907

I further suggest that if Benny Hill had not been British, he would have had to register as a sex offender. Every British rock band-ever, was cooler by a factor of at least three simply because of their accent. The color green… suddenly becomes awesome when it’s “British racing green”. Henry VIII, Bear Grylls, overcooked muffins, driving on the wrong side of the road, and most of all- Robin Hood- prancing around Sherwood forest in his tights… all inexplicably made cooler somehow because they are British.

As it turns out, the English accent also seems to add some sort of a wonderful depth and dynamic to cigars. The same workmanship we might associate with the burled walnut dash of an old Jaguar is evident in the construction of the beautifully crafted wrapper and tightly packed blend of tobaccos inside. There is an understated elegance to the Dunhill brand. These cigars evoke a certain sense of class and refinement. There is an almost timeless quality in their appearance, the bands are beautiful, aligned perfectly, peeling off as easily as Elizabeth Hurley’s ballgown slipping off her shoulders.

Dunhill 1907

The cigar has proprietary Dominican Ligero and Brazilian Mata Fina, a Dominican Olor binder, and Honduran Olancho wrapper leaf that give a mix of complex flavors and aromas with some spice on the finish.

These cigars smell like sweet aged tobacco. The appearance is enticing with a natural dark color and matching label. The wrapper almost glistens with oil, and is a beautifully veiny leaf. The cigar is packed tightly but has a surprising loose draw. Hints of earthy hay, white spice, painted against fresh earth, with a strong taste of cinnamon coming from the filler are consistent from beginning to end. It’s a complex well balanced group of flavors. Cool spice on top, short finish.

If you like a change of pace and the flavors of a Brazilian tobacco, you’ll see it elegantly showcased here.

Written as a collaboration between iROBUSTO and LongGone


You can learn more about this cigar here: Dunhill 1907 Robusto at CigarWorld.

Famous Smoke Shop Introduces Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian Cigars

New premium selection will be exclusive to the leading online cigar retailer Famous Smoke Shop for the Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian Cigars.

EASTON, PA – “We have one goal: to give you, the cigar smoker, an unforgettable experience,” says Alec Bradley Cigars president, Alan Rubin. The company behind such critically-acclaimed cigars as Tempus, Prensado, and Black Market, Alec Bradley Cigars has just released the 1600 Brazilian “First Crop” selection, which will be sold exclusively by Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices. The new edition’s numerical moniker represents the year 1600, when tobacco was first grown in Brazil, and each Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian cigar boasts a dark brown Brazilian Habano wrapper from a rare “first crop” harvest that lends an outstanding piquancy to the flavor and aroma.

The core blend consists of Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos from Estelí and Jalapa, Honduran Jamastrán, plus a Costa Rican binder. The result is a well-balanced, full-bodied smoke that reveals layers of earthiness, sweet wood, and a subtle spiciness.

Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian “First Crop” cigars are presented in boxes of 20 in the following popular sizes:

Churchill (7″ x 50)
Gordo (6″ x 60)
Toro (6″ x 52)
Robusto (5″ x 50)

Suggested retail prices range from $118.20 to $148.20 per box, but Famous prices will reflect a measurable discount, and each size will also be available in both 5-packs and as single cigars.

“We’re especially pleased to partner with Alec Bradley for this new selection by including it in our ever-expanding portfolio of high-quality house brands,” said Famous marketing director, John Lamberti. “Cigar smokers drawn to dark, full-flavored cigars will find the Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian selection extremely enjoyable as a solid afternoon or after-dinner smoke.”

Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian “First Crop” Blend Information

Wrapper: Brazilian Habano
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Nicaraguan Estelí, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Honduran Jamastrán

For more information and pricing on Alec Bradley 1600 Brazilian “First Crop” cigars…
visit Famous Smoke Shop.

About Famous Smoke Shop

Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers their customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

Famous Smoke Shop
90 Mort Drive
Easton, PA 18040
800-564-2486

Alec Bradley

Cigar Review | Camacho Ecuador Churchill

It’s Stog o’Clock again with CutLightSmoke! This time around, I take a look at the Camacho Ecuador in the Churchill size. This cigar is 7 inches long with a 48 ring gauge. It has an oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a Brazilian binder and Honduran and Dominican fillers. The cigar appears to be rolled well. I have high hopes for the cigar as I have enjoyed many different Camacho blends and am eager to try some of their new stuff produced under their recent rebranding. This cigar is said to be bold following the brand’s new direction. Game on, I say!

The pre-light draw gives notes of sweet tobacco and a slight fruit. The wrapper has a bold oak smell to it, and the foot gives off a strong berry aroma. The first light blasts my palate with spice, leather, and more bold woody notes. The finish and retro-hale annihilate me with an abundance of spice and black pepper.

The first third burns slow. Spice and leather are the predominant flavors on the tongue, finish, and through the nose. I pick up a bit of a metallic, earthy flavor on top of a floral note. The burn is sufficient, and smoke output is full-bodied and plentiful. The strength is on the high end of full, and I begin to feel it in my head and stomach. So far, the Ecuador is a halfway decent smoke.

Camacho

The second third begins the spiral downward for this cigar. The spice is still very present throughout, and I experience a char flavor on top of the metallic earth. The burn stays sharp, but the cigar absolutely struggles to stay lit. Being that my humidor is maintained at a steady 65%, I attribute this to construction rather than over-humidification, the typical culprit that causes this hardship. The strength and body are still at the full mark. The flavors are simply too harsh to be truly enjoyable.

The final third is a further disappointment. The cigar continues struggling to stay lit, and the flavors are unpleasant. I discover a slight sweet raisin note on the draw, but the overwhelming, bitter spice quickly douses this out after each puff. Through the nose, I pick up more bitter spice. More of the same is found on the very long finish. There is an almost-nauseating acidity that ruins otherwise-enjoyable leather notes. It’s just not doing it for me. The cigar won’t stay lit unless I puff every fifteen seconds at this point, so I throw in the towel after around an hour and forty minutes.

This cigar really let me down. It seems to either be very poorly blended or in need of some serious age in the humidor. I thoroughly enjoy strong, bold, spicy cigars, but this kind of spice and bitterness was off-putting. I always give a cigar a second chance, but at the time of this review and the state of the Camacho Ecuador without age, I cannot recommend it, especially when there are plenty of other phenomenal cigars on the market for the same price or cheaper. There has to be more to a cigar than just cool packaging and modern labels to make it worthwhile. Strike one, Camacho.

Always smoking,

Noah – CutLightSmoke


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