Quick Take: Siboney Robusto

Siboney (SEE-bow-Nay) is an in-house brand for Famous Smoke Shop, made by Alec Bradley. (Not to be confused with the Siboney Reserve cigars from Famous Smoke Shop, which are made by Don Pepin Garcia.) The Siboney consists of a blend of Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 & Honduran Criollo ’98 longfillers, Honduran binder, and a Honduran Trojes wrapper leaf.

I’m not sure if I got this in a sampler or if it was sent to me for review, but the bright gold and red label caught my eye while I was perusing my humidor, so I decided to give it a try.  (Yes my iPhone flash washed out the label in the photo, but c’est la vie.)

The construction was good; burn and draw were perfect. The initial taste is mild spice and oak. The taste begins at mild to medium and progresses to medium-full. The taste was never particularly complex, but it was a very pleasant smoke. I rate this unassuming stick an 88 on The Morris Scale.

As is my practice, I waited until after the review to check out the particulars of the cigar, such as price and cigar maker, so as not to be biased. I was pleasantly surprised to see that these are priced at less that $3 a stick. A very good cigar indeed for the price.

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