Hey, sorry for the lack of posting over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to smoke many cigars over that time because I contracted Walking Pneumonia. Not fun, I don’t recommend it.Fortunately, the recently engaged Danny, you can find him on Twitter @dannysguitar, was good enough to do this guest review on the Declaration “The Reason” by Jameson Cigars. Thanks Danny!
Before we jump into the review here is what Jameson has to say about this cigar:
A cigar created with purpose and passion, Declaration embodies our independent spirit and inspires a statement about personal liberty, “Smoke to be Free.”
A showcase of Dominican tobaccos, Declaration features an aged Habano ’98 wrapper paired with a Criollo ’98 binder and select filler tobaccos from the prime growing regions of the Dominican Republic. The unabashed enthusiast can expect deep, bold flavors and a memorable, medium-full bodied smoking experience.
It’s a very nice looking Dominican Puro. Pigtail on the cap and it is honestly a very thick cigar.
Ring Guage: 58
Wrapper: Dominican Republic Habano ’98
Binder: Dominican Republic Criollo ’98
Filler: Dominican Republic
Price: $31.50/5 Pack | $127.00/Box of 21
Walking Pneumonia Fire!
Medium bodied cigar with a good draw and burn. Flavors in the first third are wood, a little spice and a nice sweetness. Kinda hard to really pinpoint the flavors but I think I taste oak, kinda like an oaky wine or whiskey. This is a big smoke and it would be good for the golf course. The first third leaves me wanting a little more flavor, but the flavors that I do identify I enjoy. The texture of the smoke is ok. A little thin on the exhale, I wish it coated my palate a little better.
The second third has flavors that are pretty similar but I get a distinct nutty flavor balanced with some syrupy sweetness. Actually very enjoyable. The ash has held on into the second third. Also the body of the smoke is thicker and richer. Thankfully, getting much better.
Final third amps up the sweetness and a slight herbal flavor comes on. Really enjoyable and complex. The balance of flavors is well blended.
I enjoyed how the flavors changed. I enjoyed the sweetness and how it got more and more intense throughout the smoke. If I had to change anything about the cigar, I think I would have preferred some more spice in the beginning of this cigar. Overall, this was an enjoyable smoke from Jameson. Thanks to Brad Mayo and Stogie Review for the contest that I got these smokes from. I definitely recommend these cigars to new and seasoned smokers alike.