Bahia Gold Churchill

Bahia Gold Churchill

BahiaOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Churchill
Size : 175 x 19 mm (6 7/8 x 48)
Ring : 48
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$9-10 each
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Bahia Gold cigars are made in Nicaragua by Tony Borhani using an aged (4 years) Ecuadorian sumatra wrapper as well as a filler/binder from Dominican Republic. After being rolled, they undergo additional twelve months of aging. Don't expect to find more information on their website which is very incomplete.
I purchased a box of Bahia Gold Churchills a few years ago and have been smoking one every 2-3 months. I decided it was time to post a review when I reached for the last one.

Appearance : ★★★★☆
A quite dark wrapper, oily and flawless. I found this churchill to be well packed, the box-pressed vitola is very pleasant to the touch. Unlit, it has a mild floral aroma.
 
Construction : ★★★★½
Consistent construction from one cigar to another - as far as I remember, I was able to get effortless draw and regular burn on each and every stick. The ash is moderately stable. Good job by Tony.

Flavor : ★★★½☆
I appreciate the almost-Cuban spice in the beginning, the smoke is ample thanks to the easy draw. In the second third, the flavors are mostly nutty with a hint of chocolate. It is rather medium-bodied and not aggressive at all. I like pairing it up with a single malt. As it's a Churchill, expect to spend at least 75 minutes. I noticed some bitterness in the last third which randomly appeared on some specimens, regardless of the smoking rhythm.

Value : ★★★☆☆
I'm not really comfortable with the $8-9 price range - I'd buy those again though if I manage to find a good deal online.

Overall Rating : ★★★★☆
It was always with pleasure that I took a Bahia Gold Churchill from my humidor. Perfect to sit outside with a book, when the weather allows it, sipping some whisky. However, for those who expect a lot of complexity, this stick might lack evolution, especially in the second half.

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2 Comments on “Bahia Gold Churchill”

  1. For the $ I did not enjoy–if they were less maybe—I can think of many more I enjoy for the same price tag–not a bad smoke but one that I can walk by if something else was available.

  2. Bahia gold I finally found a store that has it in north miami cigar cigar. I had this cigar in 1999 after graduating in georgetown. The stick brought me back memories i had to google the reviewed at afficionado because its a complex cigar. This cigar got all my senses in tone from taste, odor and looks. The salesmen told me Bahia its ciming back strong hope it does. This its how cigar it should be made

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