Don Chico Habano By Barreda Cigars

The wrapper had an even color and was oily. It has an even burn, but not razor sharp. Good smoke output and draw. Throughout the stick there were common notes such as bread, wood, and dough, but not very dynamic or complex.

If this stick had more notes than the main three it may have scored better. From my perspective the stick was one dimensional with similar notes. If I had something to pair it with besides a pallet cleanser I may have enjoyed it more. Those notes seemed to dry the palate, and negatively impact the overall experience for me. This could be a cigar that you may enjoy, especially paired properly with a drink to balance the notes.

Founded in 2012, Barreda Cigars traces its origins to Don Francisco Barreda, who developed a passion for tobacco through his friendship with a Cuban family in Estel√≠, Nicaragua. What began as a hobby on his small farm evolved into a thriving business under his grandson, Oscar Barreda. Formerly known as Tabacalera Diamond Cigars, Barreda utilizes tobaccos from some of Nicaragua’s most renowned growing regions.

Wrapper: Habano / Binder: Indonesian / Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitola: Robusto / Size: 5 x 50

Factory: Tabacalera Diamond Cigars / Country: Nicaragua

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John Cardenas

I’m a first generation Cuban American. Cigars remind me of significant events in my life such proposing to my wife and celebrating with friends. I run Johnnys Havana on YouTube and Instagram. I’m located in Salt Lake City Utah.

John Cardenas

I’m a first generation Cuban American. Cigars remind me of significant events in my life such proposing to my wife and celebrating with friends. I run Johnnys Havana on YouTube and Instagram. I’m located in Salt Lake City Utah.