T** C**** S**
March 10, 2011
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona
Size : 5 x 44
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder : Honduran
Filler : Aged Dominican
Price : ~$5 each
Striving for the highest quality, Jameson Cigar Co.’s sole strategy is to bring their love and appreciation of cigars and coffee right to the consumer through their product lines.
A few weeks ago, a communication came through the wire: Brad Mayo of Jameson Cigars was inquiring about any interested parties wanting to give a tasting to their private-label coffee line. Being that I am never one to pass up a great chance to try test or beta products, I replied back to the message, informing him that I was also interested in their cigars, as no local B&M’s carry their product. Not only did he send along the coffee, a couple of cigars found their way into the shipment as well.
The look-over on the Jameson Red Label shows their commitment to quality. No imperfections were found on the wrapper and the cigar felt properly rolled throughout its length. The wrapper had a slight feel of oil to it, which I am a fan of. I also detected a slightly sweet aroma to the cigar.
Using a cutter and butane lighter for this cigar, I was welcomed with a quick hit of dull spice right at the onset. The spice did not stick around for more than a few minutes, followed by hints of wood. The cigar smoked straight up medium bodied, balanced perfectly. Nothing harsh to the taste, just pleasant. I didn’t feel the finish to be any longer than normal for a cigar of this strength. If anything, it was a bit on the shorter side.
A great draw for this cigar with my cutter. Open and effortless. It also left a sturdy, gray ash. I never felt like I had to be near the ashtray at all times. The thick smoke from the cigar was also a nice touch. It’s always a bit disappointing for me to smoke a cigar and end up with puny, thin smoke.
It’s a great down-the-middle medium bodied cigar, perfect for a morning smoke with the coffee or something for the evening. The price is very fair for this cigar and I think it’s something that both new smokers and seasoned pros can enjoy. I’ll be buying some of these in the near future.
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