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Jameson Cigars Declaration Iniquity – First Video Review!

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This is the first video review up on Casas Fumando! The cigar of choice to delve into the video world was a Jameson Cigars Declaration Iniquity. In the video I talk about the company, the pairings, the cigar, and of course my opinion. It is my first video review so be patient, I’ll improve them as they go. Please send me any feedback you think can help improve the video. Runtime is about 16min.
I’ve attached my quick point form notes at the bottom here in case you don’t have time for the video.
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Cigar: Jameson Cigars Declaration Iniquity
Drink: 2007 Vineland Estates Cabernet Merlot
Vitola: Iniquity (5.5 x 50)
Wrapper: Habano ’98
Binder: Criollo ’98
Filler: Dominican Republic
Price: $5.90 ($29.50/5pk) direct form www.jamesoncigars.com
Burn Time: 1.5 Hours


Construction:
• Evenly round and smooth throughout
• Consistent light spring from foot to head
• Foot is well packed
• Cleanly applied triple cap
• Wrapper is medium brown in color
• Draw is just a bit tight, but nothing too distracting
• Cut evenly and cleanly
• Draw opened up to a perfect resistance around the halfway mark

Burn:
• Toasting was fairly even with a small dark spot that was fixed with a light exhale on the foot
• Burn is slightly wavy and going nice and slow
• After the ash fell off the burn got a lot straighter
• As the draw opened up the cigar started burning faster
• No extra effort or babysitting needed with this cigar, staying lit easily

Smoke & Ash:
• Producing a medium amount of smoke
• Resting smoke is about normal, giving off a great woodsy/tobacco aroma
• Ash is going a little crooked but still strong and no flaking
• Ash held on until just over 2 inches, barely missed the ashtray…
• The ash past the halfway point has been a little weaker and more flaky, fell off after an inch

Tasting Notes:
• Pre-light aroma on wrapper is a bit spicy but no prominent notes
• Foot has a light aroma of sweet tobacco
• Pre-light draw was more barnyard/hay type of aroma and sweet tobacco
• Initial draws are of leather toasted cedar with a mild spice to top it off
• Retrohale is mild and smooth with some nice woodsy notes
• The flavors have become more balanced about an inch in and a lot more enjoyable. Pairing perfectly with this wine
• At about the halfway point I’m picking up a unique sweet flavor, the closest I can compare it too is pure honey or maple syrup, the really dark potent kind. Very enjoyable
• After halfway the retrohale now has some bite and the body has ramped up to a medium
• Getting into the last 2 inches, the woodsy flavor is gone and I’m left mostly with the leather and spice, the rich sweetness comes and goes
• Throughout most of the cigar, it’s been leaving a dryness in the back of my throat, a little extra wine may be needed when you light one of these up
• A little bitterness crept in with about an inch left, nothing over powering and still enjoying the flavors


Daniel T. (a.k.a. Dalamscius) is an IT Professional from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He enjoys cigars, scuba diving, hockey, fishing, nature and anything that challenges his mind. If he's not sitting on his big comfy couch or at work you can usually find him in a boat on top of the water or 100ft under the water enjoying a dive. He is engaged to a wonderful Fiance and looking forward to his wedding. Feel free to contact Daniel anytime via email (dalamscius[at]gmail[dot]com). And make sure to follow him on twitter http://twitter.com/Dalamscius

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