WRAPPER: Ecuador Sumatra BINDER: Havano Honduran FILLER: Honduras/Nicaragua Mixed Fillers
Handmade in Honduras with a hearty blend of aged short-filler tobaccos, a flavorful Havano Honduran binder, and your choice of either a medium-brown EMS or a dark-brown maduro Ecuador Sumatra wrapper, these cigars start off mildly and build to a much fuller-bodied smoke with notes of cream, nuts, and chocolate.
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FLAVORFUL BUT COMPROMISED
I have smoked seven of the Maduro Churchills. Here are my impressions: The very dark and attractive Ecuador Sumatra wrapper is betrayed by a flinty, brittle character which is evident upon clipping. The cap must be punched to contain the short filler, otherwise a mouthful of tobacco bits is the inevitable result. Every punch I attempted resulted in a cracked cap. With some care this poor start was somewhat managable. Nevertheless, these sticks burned unevenly with a tight draw, requiring frequent relights and touchups. As advertised, the mild flavor built into a flavorful and robust experience, but the endeavor was inevitably compromised by the brittleness of the wrapper and binder, which are prone to cracking and splitting. Do not attempt to smoke these under anything but calm conditions, as even a mild breeze will wreak havok on the burn. My score: 68/100
Not bad for the price, but you get what you pay for
Picked up a bundle of these at the Burlington store for around 20 bucks. They reminded me of the old MATASA brand, although these are not from the same manufacturer and are Honduran. They worked well with a punch always remember to rotate the punch applying gentle pressure so you dont tear up the cap. Anyway, flavor was pretty good, but the draw tends to be tight and they tend to get canoe burn pretty badly especially if theres even the slightest breeze. To be sure, theyre very young, I bet some aging would help to even out the burn as the moisture distributes more evenly. But hey, for around a buck a stick, theyre not a bad choice. Ive had inexpensive cigars... Consuegra several years ago comes to mind... which are much better quality, but even with their faults theyre worth the money, just dont expect a perfect smoke.