Jaxsin Cigar Co. Saints of Havana

Jaxsin Cigar Co.- Saints of Havana

SOH cigar

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Size: Toro 6×52

Price: $7.00

Acquired: Samples courtesy of Jaxsin Cigar Co.

A couple weeks ago we got some samples in of the Saints of Havana stick from our good friend Bryan Jackson, owner of Jaxsin Cigar Co.. Saints of Havana is one of the newest blends to be developed by Jaxsin Cigar Co. in partnership with Nashville country rock band, Saints of Havana. The name of the band comes as a tribute to the birthplace and father of two of the band members, Rey and Cesar Gutierrez-Montecristo. Partnering with Aaron Shea, the band was complete. Now they just needed a cigar, which is where Bryan stepped in.

Looks: The main band on the Saints of Havana stick is black, silver, and red in color. The centerpiece of the band appears to be a chess piece or the turret of a castle with a cross on it. On both sides of the centerpiece are silver wings. The band reads, “Saints of Havana” and “Caribe Select.” There is also “SOH” on each side.  At the foot of the cigar there is a plain silver band.

SOH band

The cigar itself has a light to light medium colored Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador. The wrapper leaf shows some medium sized veins running mostly vertically through it.

Pre-Light: I detected notes of hay and cedar.

Flavor: A few puffs into the Jaxsin Saints of Havana cigar, I am greeted by notes of cocoa, hazelnut, and the slightest bit of white pepper on the tip of the tongue all while being surrounded with a pleasant creaminess.

-About a quarter of the way in and there is a rich smokiness that is becoming ever more present along with an increase in the white pepper notes.

-At the half, the pepper has definitely become stronger on the tongue and the back of the throat. The nuttiness, as well as the deep rich smokiness, has increased becoming some of the predominant flavors. The creaminess has decreased slightly and there is the slightest bit of a leather note present.

-Three fourths of the way through and along with the other flavors that cocoa note has become more present again.

-This cigar finishes strong in the flavor department with most to all of the aforementioned flavor notes being present.

Strength: Mild to Light Medium

Burn: Almost perfect, it did require one small touch up at the beginning, but I was smoking outside and a slight breeze was present.

Buy it?  Yes. I tend to look at this part of the review and genuinely ask myself if it is something I would smoke again. I smoked all of the samples Bryan sent me, so that should tell you something. In my opinion, Connecticut cigars are some of the hardest to pull off well when it comes to flavor. I can count on one hand the Connecticut sticks that I call my go to Connecticuts. That being said, I think I can see the Saints of Havana being added to that list.

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