Category Archives: Honduran Cigars

Cigar Review: Raices Cubana Distributed by Alec Bradley

Raices Cubanas 1941 starts with a medium-brown Honduran wrapper that’s glistening with oils. A careful blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran long-fillers lies just beneath, encased in a Nicaraguan binder.

Raices Cubana – Distributed Alec Bradley

The review:  This is the 6X60 size and normally I shy away from that large a ring gauge (with the exception of Padron) but this cigar definitely didn’t disappoint.

Pre-light draw is very raisiny. The initial puffs are nutty and semi-sweet   Black pepper features prominently up front once the cigar gets going.  A good amount of smoke plumes from the foot.

The cigar has a very easy draw for being packed so full of tobaccos.  The burn line started off uneven but I chalk that up to my lighting technique, and a touch up fixed that.

Flavors at the second third include cocoa spice and red pepper. The cigar becomes mellow at this point while maintaining softer flavors wth hints of wood and black pepper.   By now I’m really enjoying the complexity of the cigar.

The final third of the cigar is where it gets interesting.  First, we had that red pepper bit, then black pepper, and finally?  Vanilla Coffee Bean!  YES!  ha!

This is definitely a medium to full bodied smoke though.

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Old World Reserve

This cigar starts off with lighter aromas and flavor than the Patel Bros. and the Decade. With a dark brown wrapper that provides medium flavors of earth and espresso, the draw is tight but there is plenty of aromatic smoke.

I’d say for fans of RP cigars, start off here before hitting the Edge. It’s not an ass kicker of a cigar but it’s definitely delicious 🙂

Thanks to Timothy Wong of Rocky Patel for the smoking experience! Be sure to check out the interview we did with him on Pure Indulgence

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Decade

With a beautiful eye catching Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, the Rocky Patel Decade is a blast of flavor from one of the newer voices in the Cigar Industry. Rocky Patel’s attempt to create a cigar commemorating ten years in this business is one that doesn’t disappoint. Not as full bodied as the Patel Bros, but just as tasty, the Decade starts off with a pleasing aroma of coffee. Flavors that linger on the palate include light earthiness that carry all the way to the nub.

Plenty of smoke emits from this finely constructed cigar. I won’t bother mentioning the glowing reviews this cigar gets but they are present for a reason.

I’m beginning to see some of the trademark tastes of these cigars and the others I smoke. More on that later.