Origin: Danli, Honduras
Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Size Name: Rothschild
Ring Gauge: 50
I was looking through my humidor when I came across the rest of the cigar I received in trade a few weeks back. I thought this would be a good time to check out a Puros Indios – Rothschild.
The impression I got from this cigar was that it was the rough and tumbled type. There were a lot of veins in the wrapper, some of which were deep and the wrapper felt soft overall. I removed the cellophane sheet and started the cutting process.
I had some trouble getting this cigar to cut. The cap was very tight and I was afraid that I would damage it with my plug cutter. After some careful cutting, I got the plug out and checked the draw. The draw was good so I began the lighting process.
The lighting process was quick and easy but resulted in some immediate tunneling. There was a lot of smoke produced that had a dry woodsy flavor. I wasn’t fond of this flavor because it had a harsh aftertaste that was heavy on the pallet.
After a few puffs the flavor settled down and the burn corrected itself somewhat. I was getting a firm light colored ash and a slow burn.
Around the half way point of the smoke, the draw was getting too loose. I was getting more air than smoke. The harshness settled down some more and I could taste some notes of pepper. Aside from the additional pepper flavors the cigars base flavor was very consistent.
With about an inch and a half left the cigar began to pick up in flavor again. After only a few puffs I was overwhelmed by the dry woodsy flavor. I had to put the cigar down and walk away from it.
Overall, I think this could have been a good stick if I had paired it up with a drink that was heavy and creamy in flavor. I think this would have helped with the dry finish that seemed to only amplify the woodsy flavor that I was not fond of.
My review sheet can be found below.