BG Meyer Slackers Cigar Review
The weather outside is frightful, so it’s time to find a short format cigar that is delightful. I don’t know where you live, but here in the Northeast temperatures are beginning to dip to the point where a fire-pit isn’t cutting it to smoke outdoors at night. Waking up and walking outside, the cars are covered in frost. So the search for a smaller cigar has begun.
The BG Meyer Slackers which a follow-up to the Standard Issue fits that mold. Packaged in tins of 4, these cigars are developed by Henke Kelner at the Tabadom factory in the Dominican Republic which is also home to Davidoff.
Cigar: BG Meyer
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Ring Gauge: 48
Vitola: Short Churchill
The Look: The BG Meyer Slackers comes packaged in a blue tin of four cigars. The cigar itself features a blonde looking Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador that is almost vein free and seamlessly rolled. The foot of the cigar is well packed and slightly spongy to the touch. The band is gold, white and blue which gives the cigar a nice look with a bright contrast.
The Notes: The foot of the Slackers is musky with some notes of barnyard which is to be expected being it comes from Henke Kelner. The cold draw of the cigar has some of those barnyard components but there is also a buttery taste reminiscent of toast that has had the butter melted into it.
Once the cigar is lit the butter note becomes the focal point with hints of toast. There is a slight earthy component as well on the finish that gives way to some hints of butterscotch as we approach the second third of this offering from BG Meyer.
In the second third the butterscotch note begins to become the dominant source of flavor with a rich buttery finish. As the transition into the last third happens some earthy notes are introduced again with notes of toast on the finish.
The last third of the BG Meyer Slackers has the aroma of toast, which shows up on the flavor profile as well. There is some nuttiness and a hint of sweetness over a canvas of earth on the short finish.
The Finish: As part of the Camacho family, BG Meyer features Rob Weiss as the face of the brand who is known for his work on Entourage. As far as the cigar, the BG Meyer Slackers is an incredibly rich smoke with a complex notes and despite being a mild cigar, it is chock full o’ flavor!
Price: $15.99 (Tin of 4 Cigars)