Review of Jericho Hill OBS Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
Jericho Hill cigars are the fourth brand released by the Crowned Heads cigar company. The inspiration for this brand was a Johnny Cash song entitled Cocaine Blues, and the cigar's name was taken from a line in song about the sheriff of Jericho Hill. These cigars were introduced in 2014, and are made at the My Father Cigars factory in Nicaragua with Mexican San Andres wrappers and Nicaraguan binders and fillers. Jericho Hill is available in four sizes, including the OBS (4¾ x 52) sampled for this review.
Jericho Hill is a slightly box pressed cigar having a rustic appearance. The cigar began with a deep, rich and full tobacco flavor that was medium-to-full bodied. The taste was earthy and naturally sweet with subtle hints of pepper and spice. The cigar became smoother as it was smoked, and a cocoa flavor also emerged. The Jericho Hill OBS had an even burn, held a long firm ash, and had a great draw. Despite its somewhat rugged appearance, the cigar was very well constructed and smoked beautifully. No relights nor touch-ups were needed. It took me almost an hour to smoke the cigar down to just 1½ inches remaining.
The suggested retail price for a single Jericho Hill OBS cigar is $8.75. This is a fair price for a very good tasting and smoking cigar that lasts for about an hour. I rate it with a solid 4 points on a 5-point scale.