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BLIND Sir Winston Churchill The Late Hour Review

BLIND Sir Winston Churchill The Late Hour Review

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Mexican San Andres Negro

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Vitola: Toro 

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Sir Winston Churchill The Late Hour Review


Summary:  Lighting up, my first few puffs are full of cream and red pepper.  There's a sweet 'n' salty thing going on and I'm about it.  Semi-sweet chocolate.  The ash appears mottled and flaky but has held on regardless.

The chocolate note stuck around for the second third with the addition of mesquite.  I've had to touch up the burn a few times now.

Peanut butter sans jelly in the final third.  Not too shabby.

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Beanies.

Pairing Suggestion: Peanut butter stout.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Fiver.


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Summary:  This cigar brought flavors of cocoa, cream, and cereal grain to start. It reminded me a bit of Cocoa Krispies. Continuing along, the cream note dropped out and was replaced with a very light pepper and dryness. Oak joined in and mostly took over the profile from there.
The draw and burn were both on point; no construction issues to speak of.

It was an enjoyable cigar; not particularly complex, but it did what it did well.

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Smoking a cigar while you watch the game.

Pairing Suggestion: Brandy.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Fiver.


Winston Churchill Late Hour Review



Summary:  The wrapper on this cigar has a nice oily sheen to it and the wrapper is very smooth.  It’s also very light in the hand leading me to believe that this should not be overfilled or have any draw issues. From the cold draw...raisin, bran flakes and bread.

I’m getting a spicy wood mixture with some of that raisin and a decent amount of pepper and bread...imagine sourdough with black pepper crust. There’s a hint of mineral note in the mix but thus far it’s being dominated by all the great flavors.  The room smoke is so nice...they should make a candle scent from it.  I’d buy it.  There’s also a certain “tanginess” in the retro hale smoke.  Not sure what I’m tasting but it’s good.  There’s a nice even burn line as well.

Ok, I am right smack in the middle of this cigar. There about an inch and a half of ash hanging off the end... (Borat voice...very niceah).  There are soft wood notes blended with a creamy mixture of nuts and coffee.  The retro hale is smooth, full of leather and wood flavors and has an underlying wasabi heat which is barely perceptible.  

This is turning into a full-on review, but dang man, this is good.  End portion bringing stronger wood and leather notes including a bit of charred flavor. Earning aces in construction.  This section also features some nice baking spice flavors just a touch of white pepper and it continuously smooth retro hale. 

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Watching the horse you bet on get, and hold, the lead.

Pairing Suggestion: Cold brew coffee.

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Box.


Participants in this blind review were completely unaware of the cigar they were evaluating until all submissions were received and processed. Each participant was asked to answer a summary paragraph, an if/than statement, a pairing suggestion, and a purchase suggestion. Cigars were provided by Small Batch with only the expectations of candid responses. All pictures, information, and formatting were completed by a Coordinator outside of the reviewing process. 


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