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Old 10-28-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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UK Supermarket Cigars: Review 3 - Hamlet Cigar

This is probably the most well known cigar in the UK. As a result it is available in every supermarket and shop that sells tobacco.

They only offer two sizes: the Hamlet Cigar (a panatella size) with a ring gauge of 26 and a length of 4.25 inch, and a cigarillo size, marketed as Hamlet Minis.

The cigar burns quickly, my entire smoking experience lasted about 17 minutes. I remember these at the age of 18 and they were the only cigars that I tried and saw my friends smoke. They are mellow tasting: creamy smoke and a taste of mild, woody tobacco.

The main problem with these is that they are one-dimensional. They do not change for the duration of the smoke. This is fine if you want a mild smoke, but personally I prefer a bit more of a complex cigar. Although at 1 a stick that is possibly a bit of an unfair criticism.

I'm toying with the idea of unwrapping these and storing them in the humidor over a period of time (6-12 months) to see if it adds anything to the flavours during the smoke. A bit of extra cedar notes certainly would not go amiss here and with the creamy, mild taste might make this smoke a more enjoyable, and interesting, experience.

Overall this was a nice quick smoke that would appeal to cigarette smokers. For those who enjoy a robusto etc then I would recommend looking elsewhere. Not a bad cigar, just a very mild and sadly rather bland smoke.

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