Des Hammond

Des Hammond

Cigar Reviewer

HIRAM & SOLOMON – Travelling Traveling Man Cigar Review By Des Hammond 

HIRAM & SOLOMON – Travelling Traveling Man Cigar Review By Des Hammond 

Size – Lancero  7 X 38 (Classy Cigar)
 
Made – Plasencia Cigars in Nicaragua 
 
Wrapper – Sumatra Indonesia
 
Filler – Arapica, Habano Jalapa, Habano Ometepe, Dominican
 
Binder – Indonesia
 
Duration – 2 hours 15 minutes
 
 
 
Pre-Light
 
This medium-body blend is masterfully encased in a beautiful Sumatra Wrapper with immaculate seams and minimal veins. This Hiram & Solomon comes with a purple band, embossed with the Masons Compass and reads “2B1 SK1”.  The aroma from the wrapper was sweet and earthy on the nose. With the sophisticated look, I decided this cigar is ideal for a classic straight cut. The cold-draw has a sweet clean taste with no resistance.
First-Burn
 
the first-burn delivered a clean, faultless, smooth draw with thick smoke that was rich in aroma. With just a hint of leather and spice as well as some chocolate nuances which left a sweetness perfectly on my lips. The ash was a very light grey and compact, while the draw line remained perfect. Toward the end of the first-third it was delivering a remarkable touch of coffee with chocolate and slight hints of leather and a little pepper on the finish.
Second-Third
 
Coming into the second-third, one thing is for certain, the Lancero really brings complexity and great depth of flavor which I felt was due in part to the narrow ring gauge. It continues to impress me with a faultless (Bullet Straight) draw line and the almost perfect soft grey compact ash falling in 2-inch chunks. Meanwhile it is still producing thick white smoke while it transitions to notes of vintage leather & sweet berry. There are also hints of a creamy chocolate and a slight finish of spice which sits perfectly on top of my tongue.
Final-Third
 
The final-third (the business end) of this Hiram & Solomon Traveling Man is still providing a faultless draw line and this has stayed alight the entire time with no touch ups. The ash has continued to fall in large clumps and the smoke output is exactly how I like it as fills the room with an incredible aroma. I am still getting subtle vintage leather as well as fruit. There is a subtle amount of pepper and little showing of cinnamon now on the finish with just a little bit of earthiness and a little sweetness, making this a medium-bodied cigar in my opinion. This cigar provides some fantastic transitions throughout with all of the notes being consistent. The draw continued to be very clean with no resistance at all and I smoked this Hiram & Solomon Travelling Man Lancero right down to the nub.
 
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