On Wednesday night my local B&M Barrister Cigars had an event for the Dunhill Signed Range Cigar. The event was run by CAO as they are handling the distribution of these cigars. At the event the local CAO rep who I know from when I used to manage a cigar store brought along a nice Dalmore Single Malt Cigar Malt to enjoy at the event while smoking the cigars. It was a great combination.
The event itself was a 2 for 1, so I picked up 2 Robusto Tubos and a Toro which works out as I prefer to smoke a cigar twice before giving it a review. I smoke the cigar once in a social setting, and a second time where I pay attention to the cigar in review mode. It gives me a better understanding of the cigar, and it allows me to make sure I have not found a 1 hit wonder. So I smoked my first Dunhill Signed Range at the event, and the 2nd one at the beach, as always…
Cigar: Dunhill Signed Range
Size: Robusto 4.5 x 52
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
Pre-Light: Upon inspection of this cigar you realize how well constructed it is. The lines of the cigar are flawless. The cigar itself has a few veins, and reddish brown in color with some dark lines which gives the cigar a brindle look. The scent of the wrapper was cedar, while at the foot is was cedar with faint spices, perhaps cinnamon. I cut the cigar with a hole punch and the draw was firm with woody and nutty tones on the draw.
The Smoke: Upon lighting this cigar the first thing I noticed was the scent of the smoke itself. It was very pleasing to the nose. It reminded me of a fireplace in the winter. This might of been the first cigar this year where the smoke caught my nose. As far as my palate the first third of the cigar had caramel and wood tones while the second third coffee was introduced. As the cigar finished I was left with coffee and cinnamon.
Overall: From first light this was a full bodied cigar. With notes of caramel, coffee, wood, and cinnamon this cigar is definitely not your fathers Dunhill. Dunhill has a winner of a cigar and is currently one of the best I’ve had this year.