Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Custom Robusto
Size : 6.5 x 54
Ring : 54
Wrapper : Dark Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler : Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$5.00-$6.00 each
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This review is submitted by Michael A.K.A. @Se7en_Vandalay, our good friend and cigar aficionado. Enjoy!
Late last week I received two samples of the ORTSAC 1962 from Victor Vitale of The Cigar Agency. From the product literature and their website, I learned that "The Cigar Agency is a manufacturer, importer and distributor of premium of cigars and cigar accessories." The ORTSAC 1962 is listed as their premier brand. It has been aged for five years and is hand rolled in the Dominican Republic. They are distributed in cedar sleeve of 72 inside a U.S. Army ammunition box, which can be used as a humidor. (Imagine packing that to your next herf. HOOAH!)
The ORTSAC 1962 has a very nice Chocolaty Corojo wrapper. Each sample had some prominent veins but nothing excessive. Both were fairly spongy to the touch with only one distinct hard spot on the second. The wrappers felt very stout/thick. It was similar to a light velvet pelt. The band is straight forward and placed at the foot of the cigar.
These are very well constructed cigars. The triple cap is well placed and came off with ease with my Xikar Xi cutter. The draw had near perfect medium resistance. The ash was remarkably firm and solid and remained a beautiful ash-white. I had more than 2" going on the second sample before I decided to tap it. The initial light was without issue using my table lighter. The burn was very consistent and sharp.
The pre-light flavors were indistinct, other than tobacco. Once lit I had a burst of sweet spice which quickly faded. Through the first and second thirds the flavors were earthy and cedar wood. Then like a switch had been flipped the sweet spice came back with full force through the remaining third. The spice really kicks up and lingers on the front of the tongue. As for body, I'd say it was mostly medium to mild.
The price of these cigars is right on. Although not highly complex, the experience is well worth the purchase.
Overall Rating :
The ORTSAC 1962 really impressed me. There's always some trepidation in house or personal company blends, but this is a great cigar and one that deserves a high recommendation. I would gladly pick these up again and would encourage others to do the same.