ToroLet me preface this by saying that the cigar I smoke everyday is an Upmann Vintage Cameroon; I enjoy medium bodied cigars with rich flavor profile. I decided I wanted to try something a little more upscale in the Upmann lineup and this did not disappoint. Upon the first draw, there is definitely a complex flavor profile to this cigar, the most dominant being caramelized sugar followed by strong notes of vanilla (comparable to a natural vanilla extract, very pleasant). The cigar didn't evolve in flavor as much as a Cameroon, but I'm not complaining about this. The cigar burned evenly and did not need any touch ups, draw was also consistent and easy (I used the Colibri v-cut on this). Typically I drink a brandy or similar spirit when smoking, and this is what I started with the Herman's batch cigar, however the flavor of the cigar was so strong that it didn't complement the drink at all and I switched to my wife's 16 year Zaya Reserva rum and this matched the flavor profile of the smoke perfectly. This definitely isn't an everyday smoke, something more to savor and treat yourself with, the only problem being that I liked it so much, I have to force myself space them out.551
August 6, 2020
H. Upmann Herman’s Batch
6 × 52
H. Upmann The Banker Herman's Batch Toro cigars pay tribute to Hermann Upmann, the German banker who created this famous brand in Cuba way back in 1844. This top-notch Toro is a collaboration between Rafael Nodal, Tabacalera’s master blender, and the renowned Grupo de Maestros of Altadis U.S.A. Who better could create such a monumental cigar? To capture the essence, taste, and aroma of the original offering, these industry legends use a stunning 4- years aged Ecuador Habano wrapper atop filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Medium bodied, and loaded with undeniably rich flavors of earth, wood, spice, cinnamon, cocoa, and a sweet tobacco finish, this modern rendition of the original H.Upmann would have made Hermann proud! Don’t hesitate to order a box of 20 today.