Size: 6 x 50
Wrapper: Connecticut shade
Binder and Filler: Honduran 5 Year Aged
Price: About $3.00 each
Behind The Stick:
With this cigar, I was actually lucky enough to have it gifted to me from one of my coworkers who actually runs a website himself on tobacco pipes. He does not do reviews or anything in that respect but rather it has been a great asset when attempting to locate history, general information or just trying to grab a quick chuckle or two. Through all his might, he has tried to get me into smoking pipes and although I do have the interest, I just have not been able to sit down and pick up the habit. In the mean time, once we started talking about tobacco and our ‘mild obsession’ I hinted that I was into smoking cigars and started bringing in my portable cigar carrier, quietly but persistently adding cigars to his collection.
Well, it was only a matter of time until he jumped into the cigar world feet first. He is now reading blog sites, subscribed to Cigar Aficionado and made one of his first box purchases which happens to be the 5 Vegas Gold. I have not been able to find too much information on the 5 Vegas Gold so once I am able to locate a bit more of a background I will update.
Beautiful cigar, this one really deserves great pictures although I may not be able to do it justice. This is the type of cigar one may want to put into a glass top humidor where everyone can observe the great quality of the delicate wrapper. Extremely smooth, very fine ‘hairs’ can been seen upon close inspection but the actual feel and aesthetics are top notch. The band did stick to 2 of the 3 cigars that I smoked so I can’t give that a perfect pass although none of the cigars were damaged by the issue. Evenly packed from head to foot, my only complaint (which can not be corrected) was the brittleness of the wrapper.
This is one hell of a great morning smoke. This has been reported as being a mild to medium blend although I would not put this one over mild until the very last portion (well within the last third) where it just ever so slightly reached into the medium range. The smoke was very light and went well with a coffee and had a nice underlying tobacco flavor that was accentuated by a mild wood flavor. The middle and last portion of this cigar is really where I started enjoying the cigar more and more. Leather, mild spice, and earth all coated with a great, smooth and almost cream type smoke that was simply amazing to me. Right at the end, as I had said before, the body picks up just a notch, almost as if it is trying to help ease you out of the chair with your empty cup of coffee ready to start the day.
For right around $3.00 a smoke and in some locations you can locate a box purchase to drop the price down even further, I have to say go out and pick one up. When I had first tried this one, I thought I was going to smoke it as a gift from a coworker and move on my way, but about halfway through the first smoke I decided that not only am I going to go out and buy a few for myself to rest, I also had to pick up a few extra’s for an immediate review. Long story short, out of all the mild cigars I have tried, I know for a fact that I will always turn to these as a great morning smoke, or whenever I’m in the mood for an amazing mild stick.
Every Cigar Has A Story, Every Smoke A Memory