Updated: Oct 23, 2020
The first review of many from El Septimo. Since making its landfall in the USA a few short months ago the brand as a whole has been making some huge waves in the world of cigars. The cigar in question is the Double Shot White Diamond. A cigar that has been highly regarded by cigar smokers around the globe. A premium nub sized cigar that is said to have flavor for days. Below you will find a review for one of many cigars from El Septimo.
Brand: El Septimo
Name: Double Shot White Diamond
Wrapper: Oily & Dark
Length: 3.75 inches
Country: Costa Rica
Tobacco Age: 5 years
Pricing: (Box of 25) - $855
(per stick) - $38
I have read and heard that many people regarded this as the best or one of the best cigars El Septimo had to offer. When the buzz around a cigar is that great it is a must try. It also raises the bar and you expect nothing but greatness. Let's dig into this one and see if the hype is true.
I wanted to really take my time with this part. When your talking ultra premium cigars you want to make sure everything is perfect. I used a punch for this cigar. I toasted the end of the cigar at a distance. No flame touched the actual cigar. I let the heat do all the work. It was a slow process, but well worth the time and effort. I did skip the cold draw for this one. I wanted to add the heat to get all the oils and flavors moving for the first draw.
Lighting, Draw, and Burn:
I almost wish I could find something wrong with this cigar. Lighting was easy and quick even though I used the heat only and not direct flame. The draw was balanced perfectly. Not to tight and not to loose. It was right where it needed to be. The burn was even and paced. Everything from top to bottom was in perfect harmony.
This cigar is off to the races as soon as you light it. Caramel and nut flavors fill your mouth for the first third. As you move into the second third the initial flavors remain the same with strong notes of leather and cedar in the background. The final third is where this cigar really shines. The main flavors for the end of this were leather and caramel. The nut remained, but seemed to be strong notes along with hints of cedar. A perfect mix of flavors.
This cigar came ready to go on arrival. I did rest it a few days in the humidor. I made my cut with a punch that is part of the El Septimo black and gold butane torch lighter. The source of fire was form the same.
I am already a fan of the brand. I am working my way through the collections now trying to see which rate the best. The Double Shot White Diamond is way up near the top of my list currently. Besides the burn, flavor, and creamy smoke it is also nub sized which I tend to favor. The experience itself was amazing. I enjoyed this cigar from beginning to end. I do want to add that there was ZERO bitterness in this cigar. Another must try cigar for those who have not yet.