Tuesday, October 22, 2013

General Grant cigars

General Grant Cigar
I have seen these General Grant cigars at rock-bottom prices online several times but have been unwilling to pull the trigger on a box so far. The other day while making my weekly run to Cigar Train I saw them in stock so I picked up a couple. I wanted to test-drive one of these on the drive home to decide if they were box-worthy. This is what I found...

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5 x 42 Corona
  • Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper:  Sumatra
  • Filler: Central America
  • Price: $2.99 ea. or $29.99 in boxes of 30 online

These General Grant cigars are free-hand rolled and a bit rough looking. However, I didn't let the looks of this cigar scare me off. The cold aromas were earthy and feeling down the cigars body, I found it was loosely packed the entire length.

Once burning the cigar did burn well and the ash held tight for the first third. I found the cigar to be about medium in body with a simple and straight forward flavor profile. In the first half, flavors were a mix of oak and earth then at the mid point a bit of black pepper showed up. After the pepper slipped way the earthy oak came back. In the last couple of inches the earth changed to more of a damp barnyard type flavor.

I'm glad I had the chance to smoke two of these General Grant cigars before spending $30 on a full box. I'll probably pick up one or two of these cigars from time to time as yard gars, but to be honest, I purchase much higher quality and better tasting cigars at lower prices on the auction sites.

Rated: 87