The Particulares brand has a long history. Starting out in Cuba in 1895 with both a brand and a factory sharing the name. Eventually the brand ended up at Aganorsa Leaf (Casa Fernandez) in the early 2000’s. At the 2016 IPCPR Trade show Sindicato brand announced they would be the distributor and marketer for the line.
The cigars are an attempt to replicate the feel of the Cuban brand, using Habanos style dress boxes and logo designs similar to the original.
The cigars are released in the following sizes: #1 (6 1/4 x 48), Belicoso (6 1/8 x 52), Belvederas (7 x 52),Cesenta (6 x 60), Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 48), Deliciosos (6 x 54) and Robusto (5 x 52)
Sindicato Particulares #1 Details:
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: Tabacaos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA)
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Shade Grown Corojo
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Size: 6 1/4 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 48
- Vitola: Toro
- MSRP: $7.95
- Date Released: August 2016
- Cigars Released: Regular Production
This cigar’s appearance is quite striking. From the sharp box press, to the light silky smooth wrapper. The aroma is pretty light with just hints of cedar and a bit of nuttiness.
The first few draws are a blast of pepper. While looking at this cigar you might not expect it but once it’s lit there is no denying it’s a Nicaraguan Puro. With the spice I get a strong walnut flavor. Also getting some sweetness and a bread note that is fading in and out of the first third.
The second third begins without too much change, just a slight notch up strength-wise. A little further in, the bread notes come forward and move to more of a toast, with the spices moving to the back. So far, this cigar is well-balanced with a sold flavor profile. This third finished out pleasantly and with longer finish.
The Final Third comes in with the strength hitting it’s peak at a full. The spice has actually faded to more of a back of the tongue note with that sweetness hanging in. Finishing out this cigar it turns toward espresso notes that takes us to the end.
This was an great cigar. This is one cigar that you can’t judge based on appearance. This cigar ramped up quickly on the strength aspect but was never harsh. This cigar was a recent purchase and did not have much age on it. I am curious what aging would do to these. I enjoyed the flavor profile throughout, while the cigar didn’t drastically change the core flavors would come and go throughout. I will definitely be picking up a fiver.