Sultan Churchill Notes
Start Time 2235hrs
Conditions perfect, 80 degrees, calm night
Drink - water
Initial - Beautiful looking stick, pack feels somewhat firm
Somewhat concerned about other reviews with tight draw though
so I choose to clip end w/ Palio instead of my normal V-cut
Really like the size & feel of this stick in my hand, rg not too
big but sufficient for churchill. Great job on the cap by roller.
Prelight Draw, flawless, no draw issues at all, tea leaf, mild tobacco flavor
First puffs crisp, plenty of smoke - pleasant aroma, brilliant white ash
very cool smoke to begin, getting floral/citrus type taste. Burn line
perfect, lit/burning well despite firm pack. Continues to draw well.
Burns around the 1 inch mark about 25mins in, start to get some nougat taste
Very creamy smoke, still cool on the tongue. Ash falls at 30mins in, burn line
stayed true. Still drawing well.
Approx 1/3 of the way in, flavor has not changed much, but still very enjoyable.
Definitely a mild cigar, but has a place in a smoker's rotation for sure.
Get the sense it would be perfect for early morning, with a cup of coffee,
on the beach somewhere warm...lol
Still impressed by the ash/burn/draw of this cigar, feels almost regal at
this size (normally smoke robustos). Volume of smoke even starts to increase,
as well starting to warm slightly. Mild tingling on the tongue.
2nd ash falls at 42min mark - burn still razor sharp. Picking up some heat
but still in the mild profile range. Getting more of the straight up
tobacco taste at this point, nice change of pace.
@ 1hour mark, just around half way point, still very similar, back to a little
bit of citrus/floral flavor profile. Smoke somewhat warmer, burn and draw
so far flawless.
Really starting to come on a bit w/ some mild spice though, somewhat surprising.
Still a crisp taste though.
The back half of this definitely has a different vibe to it. Leaning a bit
more to the medium side.
I probably rushed this smoke a bit too, since it's closing in on midnite, which
might explain it being a bit warmer in the second half - but I tend to like them
that way anyway.
All in all, I continue to be very impressed with the Sultan brand - having now
tried the robusto and churchill. I'm glad I purchased a pack of each and will
look forward to trying the new vitolas when they are released as well.
It was unfortunate that other bros had issues with the burn and draw of this stick,
but after letting it rest the customary week to 10 days in my humi, it performed perfectly for me.
Thanks again to Ron and the boys at Sultan for the chance to try this cigar!