Cigar of the Week

Cigar of the Week: Black Cat Prive Rouge

And now, for your Memorial Day cigar recommendation. Happy holiday, everyone!

Black Cat Prive Rouge cigar

Brand: Black Cat Cigar Company
Line: Prive Rouge
Vitola: Toro 6 x 50
Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Connecticut sun-grown Honduran
Binder: Honduran
Filler: Honduran
Body: Medium
Strength: Medium
Box Price: $44.95 (Box of 20)

Blended by Julio and Christian Eiroa of — no surprise for CigarJack readers — Camacho, Black Cat’s Prive Rouge cigar is another of the company’s premium lines.

The Prive Rouge has a good prelight draw and a smooth, caramel-colored Connecticut sun-grown wrapper, which gives it an exceptionally smooth scent and flavor, with a touch of sweetness. Once lit, I found it was tangy and sweet, but in the first half of the cigar, the sweetness was joined by a slightly spicy aftertaste, which I enjoyed. Towards the end, I tasted hints of cocoa.

These are well-made cigars I got a very even burn, and good column of grey ash. The draw stayed consistent throughout.

Verdict: A very enjoyable cigar at a great price. When you consider flavor and price, I think it may be the best all-around cigar Black Cat offers.

Similar cigars: The La Fontana Vintage, sans the sweet cap.

(Note: This review originally appeared on CigarJack.)