By: Dr. Mitch Fadem, LtCol USAF Retired (aka doctoxin)
Kings County Cigar (AKA - Brooklyn), Aged Three Years
This cigar was made to honor the late great Rapper Christopher Wallace, better known as ‘Biggie Smalls’ who was born in Brooklyn.
- Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano, regarded as the best wrapper being used on cigars and part of the tribute to Biggie, who is considered one of the greatest Rappers of all time.
- Binder – Dominican
- Filler – Nicaraguan and Peruvian
- Size - 6x 60 Gordo, which means fat in Spanish, an appropriate size to honor The Notorious B.I.G.
Everyone keeps telling me I need to smoke more 60 ring size cigars. I am and this one is the best I have smoked. It really smokes like a robusto, but a giant robusto. No need for using a bellows to puff on this one. It has a very light draw and even burn. The smoke output is great. Just one long puff and the smoke keeps emanating from cap enveloping the cigar.
Flavor and Aroma
I used to be better at this but all I can say there is some kind of fruit, maybe blueberries. There is a touch of oak, but the aromas are close to cabernet oak barrels. I would call this a mild to medium smoke.
Kings County is a well-constructed cigar. No blemishes, no large veins and right in between firm and spongy. I know how that sounds but for such a large cigar, it had to be perfectly rolled, and it was.
The ash fell off after 2½ inches, after 30 minutes. The smoking experience remained consistent, which I like. Too often with many complexities in tobacco blending the flavor seems to be changing every 5 minutes. Not it this case. That Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, especially on this size, sets you up for a great 90 minute smoking experience.
This part of the review is always difficult. Kings County is NOT a budget cigar. This is one you buy yourself as a reward for having a great week either at work or just in life. It is okay to lay out $13 for a smoke this good. When you reach my age, 72, you never want to say, why did I smoke so many cheap cigars when I should have smoked cigars like the Kings County.