After a successful first cigar, Cuchillo Parado (now part of the Revolutionary Edition) line at PCA 2021, Casa 1910 added a new line in 20022 year called the Cavalry Edition. This new line is an homage to the horses and the men that rode them during the Mexican Revolution. The name is inspired by the fact that Mexican horses are the result of a mixture of breeds, so with the cigar, the company used a mix of tobaccos from different countries that it describes as being “as vigorous as the horses that carried the revolutionaries to victory.” The Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition comes in three sizes: Lucero (6 x 54) $17.49, As de Oro (6 x 54) $16.89, and Jilguero (6 x 60) $17.89. We previously reviewed the Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition As de Oro here.
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.
The Lucero and As de Oro both measure 6 x 54, but the Lucero is a torpedo and the As de Oro is a toro. Both of those sizes use the same blend of an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, a Mexican San Andrés negro binder, and seco and viso from Jalapa, viso from Ometepe, and ligero from Estelí filler. The last size, Jilguero, is a different blend entirely, using a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, Estelí binder, and seco and viso from Jalapa along with ligero from Estelí for filler.
The company describes all three new cigars in the line as medium to full bodied. Each size takes a name from a famous horses. As de Oro, which translates to “gold ace”, was the horse of Emiliano Zapata, an important figure in the Mexican Revolution, and was the horse he rode in his last battles. Lucero comes from a mare by the name of Siete Leguas, a horse that belonged to Pancho Villa and was known for a white spot between her eyes known as a lucero. Jilguero was another horse that belonged to Pancho Villa, and was a dark stallion known for hauling heavy loads thanks to its strength and fitness.
Casa 1910 does not share the factory where their cigars are rolled, but they do disclose the country. While the Revolutionary Edition, which includes their original release, is rolled in Mexico, the Cavalry Edition is rolled in Nicaragua. Each cigar in the Cavalry Edition line is meant to be paired with a different spirit chosen by their blender, Manolo Santiago. The Lucero is recommended to be paired with a Speyside single malt Scotch, the As de Oro with an aged Nicaraguan rum, and the Jilguero with bourbon.
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Blender: Manolo Santiago
Number of reviewers: 5 – Quinn (quinnpins269) Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard) Ryan H. (Ryan H.) Jai P. (Jai) Isaac M. (The Nothing)
Age: 6 Months
Release Date: August 2022
Contributed by: Casa 1910
Initial Impressions – Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition Lucero
“6 x 50 torpedo with some veins, a few big ones but they are of no concern. Medium brown wrapper. Bunch is uniformly firm throughout.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“I couldn’t figure out another way of putting this together, but I picked up an aroma of fresh chicken liver. Odd, I know, but I couldn’t think of anything else along that line to make it seem less offensive. I rather liked it. There were also smells of leather and arid earth.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“A very manageable spice emerges first in a mildly complex profile. Very pronounced oak joins not too far after. Profile quickly mellows out. Small remnants of the very pronounced oak and spice remain in an almost perfect amount.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“Picking up green bell pepper, wood, and a hint of jalapeños.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
“Not much as far as strength at this point. I would consider it to be in the light-medium range, it has been quite delightful. The profile has slightly shifted to a leathery gram cracker combination with a very clean finish on the palate. I do get a small amount of white pepper on the occasional retro-hale.” –Quinn (quinnpins269)
“Leather came back with a vengeance in the second third. It was like chewing on a brand new football, the American football, pigskin variety. There was also a fair bit of cumin spice, but the leather was in your face. Getting into the area where the splits occurred showed a little problem with the burn and, impressively, only needed a slight touch-up.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“The gram cracker continued into this final third, I also picked up some other cabinet spices. I couldn’t quite nail down what they were but it all blended nicely to finish out this cigar.” –Quinn (quinnpins269)
“Spicy oak remains the profile. Draw and burn continue to perform wonderfully to the finish of the cigar. Awesome cigar undoubtedly boxable.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Overall Impressions – Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition Lucero
“For having a sharp point torpedo it drew great. I never needed to roll the cap to loosen up the tobacco.” –Quinn (quinnpins269)
“The burn was the shining glory of this cigar. It burned through the split wrapper with very little fuss and kept on burning through extended periods between puffs.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“No visual flaws were found in the inspection of this excellent specimen.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 91
“Start to finish this cigar checked all the boxes. From the blend to the smoking experience, it was all great. I do not normally reach for torpedos just based on preference, however, this one is I would smoke this again without a doubt. I felt that it fell in the light to medium range but still offered a nice profile without the heavy strength. ” –Quinn (quinnpins269)
“Interesting flavors, good strength, good looking, only real issue was the burn.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
“If you don’t seek out this cigar and try for yourself this amazing cigar, you are cheating yourself out of a wonderful experience. This cigar definitely will have a spot in my top 10 of 2023. Draw and burn nearly perfect. The cigar was blended perfectly to produce a medium profile with near perfect amounts of oak and spice that would pair beautifully with a number of bourbon and scotches.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“A surprisingly good cigar. With notes of grassy flavor, I imagined the sunshine on my face and the carefree days of my youth. The hints of red pepper added a layer of excitement to the smoke and prevented a monotonous flavor experience.” –Jai P. (Jai)
“This cigar was definitely nowhere near, flavorwise, the cigars I prefer to enjoy. That aside, it has some construction issues to address to be a satisfying smoke. If those aspects – fragile wrapper, rough draw – are addressed, it could be a fine cigar for those that like smoking something that tastes like an old western movie. For me, I’ll take a hard pass.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
Smoking Time (in minutes): 96
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