Another episode is in the can for The Cigar Authority. We featured Rudy from Canada on the show today and we smoked a couple of cigars with the first one being from the care package. That cigar was C.O. Jones which was named after a customer at Two Guys Smoke Shop.
As always we share a fuller review of one of the cigars we smoke on the show, after the show so without further adieu.
Cigar: C.O. Jones
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Ring Gauge: 50
The Look: Packaged in a wooden cabinet style box with a flip top, the C.O. Jones is produced by Jochi Blanco in the Dominican Republic and comes packaged with 20 cigars. Inside, the cigar has a simple band of orange, red and black with the name C.O. JONES. As for the cigar, the reddish-brown wrapper has a few veins, and is seamlessly rolled. Its firm under the fingers, with a nice amount of oils and a hefty weight to it.
The Notes: The cold draw of the C.O. Jones is spicy with hints of cedar. There is a milk chocolate like component as well, that offsets the bite from the hearty spice. The aroma off the foot reminds me of wasabi and cedar. Once toasted and it the first note is wasabi especially on the retrohale.
As we smoke the first third there are notes of coffee, and cedar that create a balance to the spice. Through the nose it definitely a cigar that Mr. Jonathan would not be able to handle as its loaded with wasabi like spice.
Moving on to the 2nd third, the primary notes are cedar with a touch of coffee and black pepper. The retrohale still reminds me of having a little too much wasabi when enjoying a piece of sushi. It’s eye watering but it enhances the subtle nuance of pepper that exists on the palate.
As the cigar comes to a close, notes of cedar and nuts close the cigar out. The pepper remains on the retrohale although the eye watering wasabi component has left the building.
The Finish: While on the show David called this a very strong cigar, and if you like mild cigars then this will come off as strong. But for a person like myself who smokes mainly strong cigars, then this one is just right and maybe a notch below full. Regardless, and the price it’s worth every penny.
Price: $5.99 / $99.99