Just like I preface the video I wanted to start out by saying that Jameson Cigars is a long time advertiser and all around great supporter of The Stogie Review. All the Declarations smoked for this video were all provided by Jameson Cigars.
This is my first experience with Jameson Cigars. Walt has previously reviewed the Red Label and Black Label. I first heard about the Declaration at the 2009 IPCPR show. When they were officially released awhile back, it was nice to get a package of the production version from Brad. As you can see in the above image, the band changed slightly.
Video runs 11:47 and I’ll admit that the Declaration by Jameson Cigars is an intriguing cigar. I found its flavor profile very enjoyable and appealing but also fairly familiar. But here is where it got tricky. Normally when a cigar has a familiar or predictable flavor profile, I’m able to name and recommend another cigar thats similar or better. In the case of the Declaration…nothing came to mind. So in a sense, the Declaration by Jameson Cigars is uniquely familiar.
I did have a few draw issues with each one. Nothing that was devastating and the cigars eventually opened up. It could be my new storing conditions using the Cigar Oasis Ultra over humidification beads but thats not the biggest problem I face. The biggest I problem I face is finding these locally to add to my regular rotation. If you haven’t tried the Declaration by Jameson Cigars yet, I think you should and you will probably agree with me and its unique but familiar flavor profile.