“I loved it. I should probably say more I guess. I didn’t have to fight with this cigar, and it gave me some flavors that were pleasant, unique, and very compatible. It also kept me interested when the profile would transition and show me something new. Combine that with a smooth retrohale and a great burn and I am happy.” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
“Perfectly balanced and medium bodied is the best way to sum up this cigar. I had the opportunity to smoke two of these premium cigar offerings… that is like 16″ of cigar.. never once did a harsh flavor cross my palate. On the exhale we had cedar, white pepper, herbs, antique tobacco, malts, and a little bit of sweetness. Retro had a delicious creamy airy lemon cake and cedar. Multi-country blend for sure. Perfect construction and burn. This cigar had flavors that reminded me of a old Cuban cigar from the 1980’s with double the damn body. Aroma had an ancient library smell. This cigar would do very well in the European market. I’m done. Bravo.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)
“Overall, this cigar was a very enjoyable smoke. I typically avoid cigars of this size, however, was impressed with what this large, atypical shaped stick had to offer. I would certainly revisit this cigar in the future and be confident to offer it to friends as a gift smoke. Purchase on, this is a quality smoke.” -Kyle (kaleehb)
“Definitely a milder smoke than I generally reach for, but extremely delicious and enjoyable. The warm nutty flavors left my mouth watering. I started to chew on this one towards the end because I was enjoying the flavors so much. Definitely would smoke more of these in the future.” -Adam B. (Bushboy)
“This was an excellent cigar start to finish. I am not usually into sweet cigars, but this one is special. The exhale is full of flavor and easy to derive flavor from. Medium strength that builds, and a cigar that starts out not messing around with the medium-full bodied profile. I dug the cream, natural tobacco sweetness, various peppers, raw cane sugar, espresso, nutmeg and cinnamon. This cigar was very AGANORSA-esque. I would recommend this cigar to anyone who enjoys premium cigar offerings from the novice to the seasoned cigar smoker. The blender knew what he/she was looking for.. and just straight damn nailed it. Bravo.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)
When the Temple Hall factory was acquired by General Cigar in the 1960s, Edgar Cullman, then chairman of the company, saw tremendous promise in Ramón and ultimately transferred him to the Dominican Republic where he played a pivotal role in developing the company’s strict standards for cigar making and quality assurance.