Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Red Witch XO From East India Trading Company

Red Witch Cigar
This East India Trading Company (Gurkha Cigars), Red Witch XO came from Cigar Train on my last visit. They can be found at most on-line cigar retailers.

I'm not really a fan of box-pressed cigar, but I don't discriminate in my reviews. This Red Witch XO has a hearty Colorado colored wrapper. It does have a few visible veins, but it appears seamless and it has a triple cap.

From the cold foot there are mild notes of ripe fruit while the super easy and free draw has notes of caramel and toast. Once burning there were medium bodied flavors of toast, oak, raw sugar, cocoa, earth and leather. The Red Witch XO finished it's sixty minute burn with a nice oil sheen on the wrapper and a full bodied flavor mix of earth, leather and black pepper.

Overall this was a very flavorful cigar. The box-press held its shape and the cigar didn't soften up, however the burn did need one correction near the mid point but other than that it was a great cigar.

Rated 92

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