And now, for your Memorial Day cigar recommendation. Happy holiday, everyone!
Brand: Black Cat Cigar Company
Line: Prive Rouge
Vitola: Toro 6 x 50
Wrapper: Connecticut sun-grown Honduran
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.)