May 6, 2022
Origin: Dominican Republic
The Voyage is a cigar made for a company called Baracoa. Baracoa has been on and off the cigar scene since 2016 as Danny Vazquez, the owner behind, has been part of different projects. Before he restarted Baracoa in 2021 he was part of Roma Craft which he left in 2020. The original Voyage was made by La Aurora, but this restarted 2021 release is made at Tabacalera Ventura
The band is very distinctive, the wrapper is dry to touch and have couple distinctive veins, firm on touch and shows even few imperfections
Cant keep good ash and keep falling constantly, need relighting once, the burn line is fairly even most of the time. Draw is pretty loose also.
Cold draw is pretty much dry wood and a bit of grassiness.
Not much difference at the first puffs from the cold draw, dry wood, grass, and maybe a little bit of wheat.
Second part moves towards the peppery side, clear black pepper, stronger on a retrohale. Main flavours are chalk and cookie dough, there is slight sweetness at the background.
Last part changes the pepper to be not that sharp and towards white pepper. The wood and the grass are still around. The cigar feels very dry when smoked.
Haven’t seen that cigar outside of the States and the price there is around $10 mark, for that money you can find some more complex robusto cigars. But if you like typical Dominican cigars, won’t be disappointed.
This is the second one I have smoked, and is more mellow and balanced than the first. In my opinion it is the year in the humidor which makes the difference. The cigar has enough strength and enough flavours.
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