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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Hoyo De Monterrey Churchill

The other night I smoked a HDM Churchill that was about 2 years old. I do not know for sure because it was given to me by a friend shortly before my wedding in June. I hadn't been smoking much, but none-the-less this was the best cigar I have had in months. I cannot wait to get my hands on some more and possibly put them away for a while.

The flavours were simply intense, with earth, spice and licorice building into a dense thick smoke. It had so much character that if I was asked by someone to illustrate the difference between Cuban cigars and non-Cubans with one cigar, I would unquestionably reach for this. It reminded me of Lagavulin Scotch, in the way that it just made sense on your taste buds, and since I had some Lagavulin I drank it with this.

Not only did it taste spectacular it also looked it. The oily, chestnut-coloured wrapper was in perfect condition and it drew just superb the whole way down. I didn't have a camera on hand at the time, so no pics.

I thank Seauin for giving this to me, and I thank, in advance, anyone I come across in the future should they have any! If you find one try it.



  • At 6:24 p.m., Blogger JLC said…

    I hope everything is well I look forward to reading your next entry.

  • At 1:01 a.m., Anonymous Cuban cigars David said…

    I hope is well and you get back to reviewing! Hows the 1800 job? Thanks, Dave

  • At 8:45 a.m., Blogger CigarsDirect said…

    adam - would you be interested in reviewng cigars for free

  • At 8:55 a.m., Blogger Adam Henderson said…

    Hi Billy,

    Perhaps this is a spam message, if not my apologies.

    Did you mean reviewing cigars on this site? If so, I haven't been keeping up with this site for some time now. I have left the cigar industry now, and have a few other projects on the go.

    Post a reply with your email (the replys are moderated so I won't publish it.)

    Then we can chat by email.



    PS - as for Dave's question - I've left that company a while back, on to bigger and better things, I suppose. Sorry I never saw that before!

  • At 1:36 a.m., Anonymous Pat Hernandez said…

    Easily top three I have ever had. Fantastic taste from start to finish. Perfect burn entire hour and half it took to smoke. Smoked down to last inch and still smooth, and great flavor. Had an Upmann#2 yesterday,and the hoyo blows it away. The Upmann Mag46, & Cohiba SigloVI were my favorites- this Hoyo may beat them.I buy my cigars from online Cigar Shop.


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