Review of Senor Solomon Kosher Cigar
Original Review From 2013
By: Gary Manelski
I have smoked certified organic and eco-friendly cigars before, as well as several cigars having religious names, but never a Kosher cigar. Senor Solomon cigars are Kosher Supervision of America (KSA) certified. The ingredients and process of making these cigars are supervised and certified by a Rabbi. Not being Jewish, it is my understanding that if a product contains fermented or leavened grains, observant Jews cannot have it in their possession during Passover. For those interested, more information is available at senorsolomon.com.
Senor Solomon cigars are made in Nicaragua by Cuban Crafters for the brand owner, Gershon Aizenman. According to the company, the cigars are medium-to-full bodied. I found Senor Solomon to be closer to medium at the start, with some unusual spicy/peppery flavors that tamed down after about five minutes. The rest of the cigar was actually very smooth, and more in the mild-to-medium range, at least in my opinion. The 4½-inch long perfecto that I sampled smoked perfectly for about 25 minutes down to just over one inch remaining. No relights nor touch-ups were needed. I enjoyed the last 20 minutes of the smoke more than the first five minutes, and give my first Kosher cigar a rating of 3½ points on a 5-point scale. Shalom!