Cigar Reviews

George Rico S.T.K. Miami Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White

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The Zulu Zulu Mas Paz by Gran Habano was released in 2015 and is the second edition in the Zulu Zulu project. The cigar packaging features artwork from Mas Paz, a Columbian born street artist. A portion of the cigar sales benefit La Casa de la Madre y el Niño, the orphanage Mas Paz was adopted from.

Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White

Produced in Miami, the Zulu Zulu Mas Paz comes in two wrapper options: Ecuadorian Connecticut known as the Black Edition and Nicaraguan Habano known as the White Edition. Available vitolas include: Corona Gorda (5 5/8 by 46), Rolo (6 by 54), and Lancero (7 1/4 by 40).

Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White

THE FACTS

Price: $8.25
Vitola: Corona Gorda
Size: 5 5/8 by 46
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan
Smoke Time: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes

PRE-LIGHT

The Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White wears a medium brown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper that is has a heavy oily sheen to it. There are a couple of prominent veins on the leaf, bumps, a fine tooth, and dark color imperfections. I do not encounter any soft spots as I inspect the cigar as it is firmly filled from head to foot.

Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White

Both on the wrapper and foot of the cigar, there is a woodsy flavor and a light spice. The wrapper is a bit more cedar and the foot more generic. The cigar comes to an end with a pigtailed cap. After a clean cut, a perfect draw opens up and allows cold draw flavors of rich cedar and potpourri spices.

Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White

FIRST THIRD

The cigar opens with a mixture of leather, wood and an orange tang. There are some light spices at play including a touch of salt and a bit of pepper that lingers on the finish. The flavors are in between mild and medium. The Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White burns well as a dark gray ash forms.

Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White

MIDDLE THIRD

Pulling into the second third of the Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White, the leather and orange tang hold strong, while the woodsy flavor from earlier is more of a charred wood. The flavors have definitely picked up, along with the pepper spice. More in the medium range and steadily increasing. I am also feeling a bit of a nicotine kick. 

Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White

FINAL THIRD

A sweetness has entered the profile like a caramelized sugar. It may be the charred wood that may be giving it the caramelized flavor. The core flavors of leather and orange haven’t backed off even as I close out the cigar.

Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White

WRAP-UP

I really liked everything about this cigar. From the size to the flavors, the Zulu Zulu Mas Paz White Corona Gorda has a lot going for it. A steadily progressing flavor profile showed off a unique leather and orange combo, a medium pepper spice, and some sweetness near the end. While the ash wasn’t overly pretty, the cigar burned just about perfect for over an hour. This is a cigar I highly recommend you go out and find.

Jeremy Hensley is a bean counter for a non-profit in El Paso, Texas. He is married to the most understanding wife (he still can’t figure out how she puts up with his cigar smoking hobby), and blessed with two beautiful children. When he is not acting like a kid, he enjoys everything outdoors, especially fishing with his dad in the Great Lakes. Also, he meets the criteria of being a Casa Fumando reviewer: being a hockey fan. Feel free to contact Jeremy anytime via email (jmhensley13[at]gmail[dot]com). And make sure to follow him on twitter http://twitter.com/pdn_jdog

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