Sultan cigar review thread

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  1. sultan-cigar

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    Customer satisfaction is always in our TOP LIST to do. We are happy to get many feedback, comment, and do interaction with BOTL here, i got many input point for development future. I have to say thank you for all you guys!!

    Keep posting for sultans!!

    Regards,
    Ferry
     
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    CaTeacher BoM May 2012

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    Sultan Churchill Review - 8/6/10 Cypress, CA

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    There’s a lot of cigars I’ve been wanting to try, but felt that since my first review with the Sultan robusto was on the golf course that I needed to give this one a better effort on my part, where this was my focus and not golf.

    Sitting on the balcony of my hotel at 8:45 am. A beautiful morning with a temperature of 63 degrees.

    The Sultan is paired with a cup of coffee.

    Construction is very nice. A caramel looking wrapper with a few noticeable veins. Band of course is very classy.

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    Prelight – a slight cedar taste. Good draw, ready to set it on fire.

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    1st third – ample amount of smoke, with both a perfect burn and draw. Still have the cedar taste with just a touch of pepper in there. Retrohale is very mild and picked up something like a cashew flavor in there for a minute. Ash held for ¾ inch before falling.

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    2nd third – still a slight cedar taste, but a barnyard/hay flavor has taken over. Had to leave the cigar for a few minutes to make some more coffee, and the Sultan was still going strong. Not as much smoke present as in the 1st third, but still plenty. Burn and draw are still perfect.

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    Last third – The pepper came back and a little stronger here in the final third. Burn and draw are still perfect. The amount of smoke picked back up like the first third. Pulled the band off and thankfully none of the wrapper came off with it, because I hate when the band seems to be glued to the wrapper.

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    The construction of this cigar was flawless. Yan, you must be very proud of the quality of the product you put out. Both Sultans I’ve had have been up there, as far as quality, with the best cigars I’ve smoked. No touch-ups or relights were required throughout, and the burn and draw were absolutely perfect too.

    The churchill tasted much better to me than the robusto, but then again it could just be that I’m more focused on this one and the fact that it’s the first time I’ve been able to relax away from my kids in over two years. Although I did enjoy this cigar there’s just more out there I enjoy. However, if given one I’d definitely smoke another as this is a good morning or first cigar of the day smoke IMHO.

    Thanks again for the opportunity to try the Sultan churchill Ron and Yan. I’m glad I signed up for another shot, as this cigar is a quality smoke, it just didn’t do it for me.
     
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    Hi Ca,

    Thank you very much for the great complette review! You did same with me pairing sultan with cup of coffee before starting the day in the morning, this pairing is perfect for me! Sometimes i pair sultan with black tea..it also great pair, try it :)

    I'm proud to know you ejoyed sultan! The big happiness of Yan as sultan maker is people love his creation. Thank you very much Sir!

    We are working out for drawing issue for Churchill in our last cigar release, we want to make sure the issue will fixing up in our next churchill release. So far, we found 1-2 sticks averange in a box of 20 had draw issue, we have to pay much much attention on it since we don't want to let you down guys!

    Regards,
    Ferry-for Sultan Cigar.
     
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    great pictures!! thank you Ca!!

    Regards,
    Ferry
     
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    Dear Botl,

    We had finished our works with draw issue on Churchill, now we can guarantee the issue has been fixed. We would like to apologize with the problem on Churchill, really thanks for you all with your feedback and input.

    Our next release, no need to worry about the draw, enjoy the Sultan!

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    danthebugman BoM Nov '10 Donor 4

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    Awesome :thumbsup:.

    Dan
     
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    . . . began with a note of sweet grass and a slightly bitter char, the former creating a core flavor that anchored the subsequent three-phase development inflected first with a hint of cocoa, then wet leather, and finally loads of cinnamon, each phase accentuating the sweetness of the grass with increasing hints of brown sugar while also increasing in strength and body with an occasional note of anise . . . a relatively well-made stick with somewhat flaky white ash and a straight burn across the length until it strayed a bit at the last inch-and-a-half . . . if pressed to compare the churchill with the robusto, I would say that I prefer the robusto only slightly––although much milder than what I prefer, and is definitely so compared to its larger cousin, it displayed more roundness and depth in its profile than the churchill . . .
    (smoke time: one hour and fifty-five minutes)
     
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    Nice work Yan!!
     
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    Thank you Ryan for the great picture and review!
     
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    Thanks for the reviews guys. I just got one of these as a hitchhiker with my fiver from a BOTL box split with Kyle (kmckinn3). Looking forward to trying it.
     
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    Enjoy smoking sultan and let me know your comment my friend, thanks in advance :)

    Regards,
    Ferry
     
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    rick12string Caught in the Crossfire

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    Will do! :thumbsup:
     
  13. shuckins

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    most of the reviews have been done. i'm going to be giving the travel humidor away soon,so if you haven't posted your review,you need to if you want to qualify:

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    next up for Sultan,the signature cigar. coming in december,a full bodied,rock your world edmundo!
     
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    rick12string Caught in the Crossfire

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    Ron, that's a beauty + the cigars = WOW.
    I’ll probably be too late. Won't be able to smoke mine until Friday and even though, I don’t think I can compete with some of the great reviews and pics already posted. :tiphat:
     
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    r3db4r0n BoM Jan '11

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    After a slow month of sickness, computer issues and the lack of motivation that ensued after being consumed by life's difficulties, I finally feel ready to return to writing reviews – to those that sent me material for the purpose of reviews or asked favours of me pertaining thereto, I give my sincerest apologies.

    For the first of several entries in the coming week,written on the shores of Lake Erie, I've chosen to write up a cigar that comes a long way from home, the Sultan Churchill.

    Coming all the way from the kingdom of Java, courtesy of Yan and forwarded to me by Shuckins, this cigar came as a bit of a surprise when it showed up in my mailbox a few weeks ago as I'd been late signing up for the Sultan review thread, though true to Ron's great form, he decided to include me anyway (much thanks!).

    The cigar itself is as beautiful as it is impressive, a hefty Churchill with a firm pack, its wrapper displays a rich earthy caramel-brown colour which is molted in spots, with small veins adorning the wrapper all around. There are few sunspots and no patches visible to the eye; in addition, the head is adorned with a nicely formed triple cap that I enjoy seeing on a cigar.

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    Prelight: After a precise, clean cut from my Drew Estate cutter (the new favourite in my collection), I move to take in the first cold draw. The draw is tighter than I would prefer, though not so much that I believe it would cause a hindrance. The flavours are milder than I had originally expected, consisting mostly of earth, a mild cedar and tobacco, followed by a hint of spice. Notes from the wrapper and foot, cedar and earthy fragrances are abundantly present, though a unique almost cocoa nuance which I had not expected is also present, again accented by a hint of spice – I'm beginning to look forward to the light.

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    Lighting: On occasion, when lighting a cigar a certain set of characteristics present themselves that completely wow or surprise me, though not often; however, I am happy to say that this is one of them. Despite a larger ring gauge, the foot toasted and lit quickly, much more akin to a Lonsdale or Lancero. Additionally, flavors presented in just the first few draws were not what I had anticipated. Sweet floral notes and toasty almond wash over the palate, with vanilla accents wafting up to greet the nose.

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    First Third: Not even 10 minutes in and the first half-inch of ash has already fallen victim to the gaping maw of the Stinky. I am already impressed with the consistency this cigar displays between the light and the first third, having wavered little from the original flavor profile. Floral notes and toasted almond reign predominant, while the ambient burn continues to deliver a wonderful vanilla bouquet – much akin to a Diplomaticos No. 2. The smoke output is not as generous as I would like, making it somewhat difficult to take the expelled smoke back into the nose, but from what I can gather, it displays many characteristics closely related to the draw – a heavy almond with toasty and leathery undertones, though lacking the floral highlights. The burn itself has remained quite even from the light on through to the end of the first third, dropping ash at roughly one-inch intervals.

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    Second Third: I am taken aback at just how mild this smoke has remained, holding on to its consistency near to the end of the second third, whereupon the body of the cigar really began to pick up. Almost suddenly, the smoke has become richer and more tangible, leather has pulled forward the dominant note, leaving the toasted almond as an undertone and the sweet floral notes as but a subtle hint. The draw has now opened up considerably, producing generous plumes of smoke, on which carry fragrances of almond and vanilla – a stark contrast compared to the last third. The burn remains exceptionally even, again dropping ash at one-inch intervals.

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    Final third: A full bodied finish. Notes of leather continue to dominate the flavor profile with a heavy finish that lingers on the palate long after the draw, with undertones of almond still barely detectable on the finish. The nasal retro-hale still shares plenty of almond with some floral highlights, with the smoke from the ambient burn carrying vanilla floral notes as bright as they were on the first draw. The burn is again exceptional as it has been throughout, still dropping ash at one inch intervals through to the nub.

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    Final Thoughts: Initially, it seemed as though this was just another textbook mild, mid-morning smoke or afternoon smoke until midway through the second third, at which point it blossomed into complexity as a medium- to full-bodied cigar. Thereafter, I was under the impression that it would be better suited as an after dinner or late afternoon smoke following a large meal. It's not often that a cigar exceeds expectations as this one did, so I am even more grateful that I had the chance to review it.

    Total smoking time was roughly 2 hours

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    Cheers,

    Shawn
     
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    danthebugman BoM Nov '10 Donor 4

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    Great job Shawn :thumbsup:.

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    r3db4r0n BoM Jan '11

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    Thanks Dan!
     
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    Nice review and pics!! Thanks Shawn, you did well!

    Just want to let you know the draw issues on churchill has been fixed by Yan, enjoy the churchill!

    Regards,
    Ferry
     
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    Thanks! I look forward to what is come from the Sultan line.
     
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    great review shawn!

    next up is the sultan signature!

    trust me,you don't want to miss this one!!
     

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