Cigar Review: Kinky Friedman Texas Jewboy

Kinky Friedman Texas Jewboy

Kinky Friedman Texas Jewboy

In honor of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah I decided to smoke a cigar  Little Jewford (He’s Jewish & drives a Ford) over at Kinky Friedman Cigars sent to me as a Mitzvah. (An act of kindness).  There are so many things about this cigar that have provided a great deal of pleasure for me since a local B&M regular named Junior pointed them out to me. Just the name itself makes me laugh and the jokes are endless. It has even allowed me to create a little shtick for the review that would make Jackie Mason proud. Oy!

The Skinny:

Cigar: Kinky Friedman Texas Jewboy
Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 6 x 56 (Torpedo)
Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua

Pre-Smoke: Today I used a Xikar Cigar Scissor on this smoke since I wanted to circumcise the tip with moyel like precision. (The jokes are endless here folks!). So after the bris was completed I went through the normal ritual. The cigar is exquisitely rolled, with very few veins. The prelight draw was a little tougher then I would have liked but it was acceptable and it offered notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. At the foot the cigar offered notes of nutmeg and pepper. As I moved on from my pre-smoke ritual to the next phase I wondered if the Texas Jewboy was kosher or not and if so, does Kinky come out with a cigar with a different wrapper to make it Kosher for Passover in the early spring.

Smoke: From the first light the notes of coffee are noticeable above all else, with notes of nutmeg joining in to end the first third of the cigar. As we approached the second third of this cigar the notes of coffee were joined by some cinnamon and the occasional black licorice. As our cigar reached its conclusion the coffee notes remained but were joined by leather which made the cigar transition from a mild cigar to that of a mild to medium strength cigar. This cigar produced a lot of smoke due to it’s 56 gauge ring size, so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before lighting this one up. The ash was a medium gray and was flaky at times.

Overall: For a cigar that started as a gimmick and a prop for my sense of humor  it turned out to be a pretty good cigar. The only thing that bothers me is the price. At 10.00 a stick it is a lot of gelt (Yiddish for money) to be handing over for a cigar. At that price point there are other cigars I rather smoke, but it was nice to have Kinky over for the holiday and he won’t be a stranger to my humidor.

Rating: 88
Price: $10.00

To all my Jewish readers allow me to wish you Shana Tova. May you enjoy health, weath and success in the new year.