Graycliff Silver 54 – Cigar Review

The Graycliff Silver is a new limited edition cigar introduced at the 2012 IPCPR in Orlando, Florida by the Graycliff Cigar Co. It will come packaged in a silver bullion 24 count vault with a certificate of authenticity. It uses a blend of tobaccos from five different countries including the Philippines and Costa Rica. The new Silver will be available in two sizes, a (6 x 52) Torpedo, and a (6 x 54) “54” which I am reviewing today.

Size: 6 x 54
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Philippines
Strength: Medium
Body: Full
Flavor: Full
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1

Construction and Appearance: The band of the Graycliff Silver “54” is somewhat similar to your average Graycliff band, elegant and decorative. On the top it has a large G and under it, it says 300 years of excellence with Graycliff listed on the bottom. The wrapper is a medium brown with moderate veins, nice oil, and a nice tight cap.

Flavor and Notes: The wrapper of the Graycliff Silver “54” has notes of sweet wood and a bit of cane sugar. The foot has a scent which is a blend of hay, earth, and cane sugar. I use a very slight straight cut to prepare smoking the Graycliff Silver “54” and on the cold draw there is a flavor which is earthy, woody, with a bit of a savory salty finish.

Smoking Characteristics: The Graycliff Silver “54” starts out with a very easy draw. The smoke production is very high, easily filling the air around me. The smoke is smooth, rich, cool, and very savory. It has notes of wood, light earth, and a very long savory finish on the palate. The retrohale is actually quite smooth, but gauges it around medium strength. Towards the end of the first third, some undertones of dry cocoa and a bit of cream began to join the blend.

Into the second third of the Graycliff Silver “54” the dry cocoa and cream flavors really intensify. The notes of wood and light earth remain, as well as the nice long savory finish on the palate. The new flavors have given the blend a very nice complexity and balance. Aside from the wonderful flavors the Silver is has some excellent construction as well. The ash holds firmly, well past the inch point, and is very clean and white. The burn is very sharp and has yet to require any correction. The draw remains excellent, now a bit tighter, but still easily providing a full body of rich, cool, smooth, savory smoke.

The flavors continue to intensify during the final third of the Graycliff Silver “54.” There is a profound creamy texture and flavor. The flavor profile is that of cocoa, cream, wood, and light earth. The finish is now a bit more salty but continues to be very savory. The smoke production remains astounding with an enticing aroma. The strength has remained in the medium range, but despite its lack of intensity it does have quite a mellow relaxing effect. It smokes cool the nub with no construction issues whatsoever.

Conclusion: The Graycliff Silver “54” is an excellent addition to the Graycliff line up. It has wonderful construction, excellent flavors, and just is an overall relaxing experience. There isn’t a question of if I will buy the Graycliff Silver “54” again, its a question of when. I can’t wait till these sticks ship in September and I’m able to throw a few more in my humidor. At his price point, it may be fewer than I would like, but with its nice medium strength, complex flavors, and rich savory finish, you won’t be disappointed.

Rating: 93

MSRP: $21.00