H. Upmann The Banker

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano / Binder: Nicaragua / Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican Republic

Vitola: Toro / Size: 6 x 52

Hay, grass, barnyard

Light chocolate, hay

Musty, hay, grass

First light left much to be desired, with the draw being almost too tight to smoke. I can only pick up on a few subtle notes. Light citrus, mustiness, hay and a light chocolate hint is all I can force outa this cigar at the moment.

The second third the draw has gotten maybe 5 % better. Citrus, hay, light chocolate and a mustiness remain while a leather note has come out as well.

Final third was really a let down, I had high hopes that the draw issue would disappear somewhere throughout the smoke and I would be able to give this stick a fair shake, but it did not. Flavors were consistent, burn was a razor all the way through but that draw really killed this cigar.

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Alec Myers

I’m a tradesman by day in the boating industry specifically in the body work side of things. I work with my hands every day to build some the finest sport yachts in the industry so I can definitely understand the blood sweat and tears that go into the craft of cigars and that is something I appreciate. The culture, experiences and the friends I’ve made along the way are priceless, and I am so thankful to have this opportunity.