Launched at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, the PSyKo Seven Connecticut is the third blend in Ventura Cigar Co.’s PSyKo Seven Collection, after the original PSyKo Seven and PSyKo Seven MADuRo. Today we are reviewing Ventura Cigar PSyKo Seven Connecticut Corona.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.
Seven different tobaccos from six different countries were incorporated into the final blend, including an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a Dominican San Vicente binder and a “multi-county blend” of tobaccos used in the filler. Packaged in boxes of 20, the new regular production blend is rolled at in the Dominican Republic at Davidoff’s Occidental Cigar Factory.
“The PSyKo Seven Collection has enjoyed a lot of attention,” said Jason Carignan, chief marketing officer of Ventura, in a press release. “It’s a favorite of both the retailer and the consumer, so we added PSyKo Seven Connecticut to round out the line, and give our enthusiasts more to explore, and more to connect with.”
The PSyKo Seven Connecticut launched in three different vitolas, all packaged in boxes of 20. Robusto (4 3/4 x 50), Toro (6 1/4 x 48), Gordo (6 x 60).
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Length: 5″ 1/2′
Ring Gauge: 46
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Dominican San Vicente
Factory: Occidental Cigar Factory
Number of reviewers: 4 – John A.(John A.) Gregg (McGreggor57) Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd) Zane G. (Zane)
Age: 6 Months
Release Date: November 2016
Contributed by: Ventura Cigar
“A light caramel wrapper has several visible raised veins running along the length. The cap could use some extra attention although the velvety texture of the wrapper has me intrigued.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)
“Musty tobacco … perhaps vintage, and very faint hints of chocolate. Grass, sweet hay, and vintage tobacco flavors are noticeable on the cold draw.” –John A. (John A.)
“The cigar starts our nice, with mild but good combinations of flavors. Only a mild note of pepper is joined by sweet cream and roasted nuts. The smoke has a great texture and richness to it. The retrohale is sweet and peppery at the same time.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
“I am getting some sweetness off the bat with some cedar notes. Also getting some cream. On the retro I am picking up some herbal notes with a very light pepper.” –Zane G. (Zane)
“A bit of red pepper and raw cashew combine with the creaminess of the first third. The musty/vintage tobacco flavor also peaks its head in here. This is smoking wonderfully for a mild cigar as aftertastes of milk and honey linger on the pallet.” –John A. (John A.)
“The sweet cream is coming strong with the sweet cedar but a bit of nuttiness comes in. Still getting some light pepper with the herbal notes on the retro.” –Zane G. (Zane)
“A deeper char is developing as the grasses finally move into the background. Leather is now coming into the picture as is the return of some heat on the retrohale in the form of black pepper.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)
“Definitely a continuation from the middle third into this final third. The kick is still up a level and the mostly sweet and creamy flavors get just a couple additions. Something like a fruit sweetness comes in and a leathery note comes in on the retrohale.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
“Nice easy draw with a touch of resistance.” –Zane G. (Zane)
“Really good burn almost all the way. Good ash chunks, and clean line. The burn line dis get a bit off in the final third, but still didn’t need more fire.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
“With the exception of some veins and visible seems this Cigar was pretty close to being rolled perfectly. No flaws were detected during the duration.” –John A. (John A.)
Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 89
“Wow… whatever this is I want more for my collection. This is one of those mild smokes that you just have to have for a nice relaxing session where you can kick back and relax while you enjoy the experience. More complex than most mild cigars, it had a great flavor profile from each third to another and it never got bitter at the end like some lighter smokes get. Two thumbs up.” –John A. (John A.)
“This was a pretty good cigar, although I’m not a fan of a grass and hay profile. The first third was pretty boring but after knocking off the ash the flavors opened up pretty well. The transition into some richer flavors in the final third was the best part of my experience.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)
“Even though the final third was a little bit of a drop off, the rest of the cigar was really nice. It had flavors that worked well together, and enough change to make it interesting. That was combined with a beautiful look and almost flawless performance. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
“Overall I really enjoyed this cigar. While it was for sure a connecticut cigar I didn’t find it all that boring. I enjoyed the flavors throughout and would enjoy to smoke it again.” –Zane G. (Zane)
"Wow... whatever this is I want more for my collection. This is one of those mild smokes that you just have to have for a nice relaxing session where you can kick back and relax while you enjoy the experience. More complex than most mild cigars, it had a great flavor profile from each third to another and it never got bitter at the end like some lighter smokes get. Two thumbs up." -John A. (John A.)