Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lancero

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1 review for Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lancero

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    Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lancero. Like all names in the Hiram & Solomon portfolio, this cigar gets his name from the freemason world as well. The ‘traveling man’ name stems from the ancient masonry. Master masons were often required to move from job to job over long distances. And when in a new area, local masons or the local lodge would vouch for such a ‘traveling man’. Fouad Kashouty and George Dakrat use the Plasencia Cigars factory in Esteli, Nicaragua for all the Hiram & Solomon lines. That includes this traveling man, the online Hiram & Solomon line with a Lancero in the line-up

    This blend is made with tobaccos from four countries. The wrapper and binder are from South East Asia. From Indonesia. And if you want to get even more precise, from Sumatra where the Dutch introduced tobacco over four centuries ago. And later, the Sumatra seeds would be introduced into Cameroon to become the legendary Cameroon tobacco. The filler comes from the Dominican Republic and Brazil. Arapiraca from Brazil is used. Habano from Nicaragua is the last component in the blend. The Nicaraguan tobacco comes from Jalapa near the Honduran border and the volcanic island of Ometepe. The lancero is 7×38, but last year we reviewed the 6×60 Gran Toro.

    Name: Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man Lancero
    Country: Nicaragua
    Factory: Plasencia Cigars
    Size: 7×38
    Vitola: Lancero
    Wrapper: Indonesia
    Binder: Indonesia
    Filler: Brazil, Nicaragua, Dominican
    Price: € 9.50
    Cutter: Xikar X2
    Lighter: single flame
    Smoke conditions: indoors with ventilator
    Smoke time: two hours fifteen 

    The review

    Just because of the vitola, this cigar looks elegant. Skinny, long, a lancero is always beautiful. Add a purple, silver, and black ring and you have a cigar that stands out. The wrapper is a Colorado colored Indonesian Sumatra wrapper. To the eye and the touch, the wrapper is dry. The veins are thin. The cigar feels well constructed. The aroma is of charred wood, medium in strength.

    The cold draw is a bit tight. It leaves a spicy raw tobacco flavor on top of the palate. Once lit, the cigar releases sweetness, floral notes, and cedar. There is also some spice. The spice slowly gets stronger. Nutmeg and a little pepper, but all covered in a very nice sweetness. Slowly leather and soil join the party, with the return of cedar. The floral flavors are still around. Everything is well balanced and smooth. At the end of the first third, there is also some chocolate. Milk chocolate to be more precise. With the leather, spice, and pepper. But all subtle. The second third also brings a faint vanilla flavor with a little freshness. A little later a fresh, green, grassy flavor is noticeable. The pepper gets a little stronger without overpowering the other flavors. It all remains very balanced and subtle. 

    The draw is very good. The length of the cigar cools the smoke down, making it very pleasant to smoke. The burn is straight. The ash is almost white. But due to the small ring gauge, the ash breaks easily. The cigar is smooth and balanced. The cigar has depth and nice complexity. The smoke time is two hours fifteen minutes.

    Strength: medium
    Flavor: full

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    • David Blanco

      So happy you enjoyed the Traveling Man Lancero. It was a pleasure making it for Hiram & Solomon. I, like you, prefer this ring gauge and is why I paid special attention while blending it. It can be difficult adjusting the ratios while still maintaining the balance. However, it is apparent by your review that you believe I was successful in this endeavor. Thank you for your kind words and compliments. I look forward to seeing more reviews of other cigars I have blended in the future.

      To answer your question about the box count; it comes in 30 count boxes. For distribution information in Holland contact Kelch Trading in Eindhoven.

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Cigar Region Nicaragua
Length 7
Ring Gauge 38
Vitola Lancero
Construction Hand Made
Filler Brazil, Nicaragua, Dominican
Wrapper Indonesian Sumatra
Binder Indonesia