Barber pole blends are a little flashy and this one is no exception; the contrast pops and it’s eye catching, but that isn’t the only thing this cigar has to provide. This cigar was a pleasure to smoke, it had a nice balanced flavor profile and, unlike some barber pole blends, it burned great. The flavor profile does not transition much, but what is there works together very well and is balanced.
The mint I smelled on the body stayed with me and meshed well with the sugar cane note; that being said, this barber pole would go great with a mojito! If it’s the peanut note that you want to pull out, an imperial or milk stout would go great with this blend as well.
Founded by Kerry “Kerr Viajante” Horney in 2019, Stogie Road Cigars quickly attracted an underground following. Launching with just one blend, demand required the addition of three more core offerings Stogie Road’s second year in business. Known by many for their distinct barber pole style wrappers, the Edición XXXV is the cigar blend that started it all, back when the brand was little more than a garage and a dream. Originally crafted under the direction and mentorship of Dr. Gaby Kafie at what was then known as Tabacalera Kafie in Honduras, production was moved to Tabacalera Nuevo Nica, specialists in the barber pole format, in the middle of 2021. Nuevo Nica is owned by Chris Weber of Veritas Cigars.
Wrapper: Habano Maduro & Ecuador Connecticut Shade / Binder: Nicaragua / Filler: Dominican Republic and Jalapa Ligero from Nicaragua
Vitola: Toro / Size: 6 x 50
Factory: Tabacalera Nuevo Nica S.A. / Country: Nicaragua
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