Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion Hamilton Cigar Review

This week on The Cigar Authority we smoked the Whiskey Rebellion by RoMaCraft Tobac which was part of the The Cigar Authority Care Package. The cigars take their name from the protest known as the Whiskey Rebellion, which began in 1791 under George Washington’s presidency. Washington’s Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, introduced a tax on all distilled spirits in an attempt to lower the nation’s debt without raising the nation’s already-high import taxes; the Whiskey Tax was the first tax on domestic goods in United States history, and was opposed by many rural American communities.

Cigar Review: Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Indonesian Besuki
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Length: 4″
Ring Gauge: 46
Size: Petit Corona (Hamilton)

The Look: Packaged in 30 count boxes with a slide top lid, the Whiskey Rebellion features an oily looking Habano wrapper from Ecuador. The wrapper is slightly recessed showing off a small amount of the binder and filler. There is a dual band with the regular Intemperance being the primary and a secondary denoting Whiskey Rebellion. The secondary band comes off rather easily, which is a welcome from the typical bands on RoMaCraft Tobac products which are the absolute hardest to remove in the industry. It almost like the use gorilla glue to put them on, but anyway I digress. In the hand the cigar is firm and a hefty weight considering the size.

The Notes: The cold draw serves up notes of powdered cocoa along with a subtle dried marshmallow sweetness. The aroma off the foot is that of mocha with a subtle barnyard lingering in the background.

Once the cigar is lit you can notice the notes changes and the cigar to balance out once the wrapper begins burning. The first half sees a subtle cocoa note with hints of cedar and earth. The finish of the Hamilton size sees a lingering espresso component while the retrohale is loaded with pepper and a charred wood aroma.

In he second-half the espresso notes become dominant with hints of charred wood and earth. The cocoa notes experienced in the first half occasionally show themselves but not with the levels shown in the first third. The retrohale still serves up notes of red pepper along with some nuttiness.

As we conclude this cigar from RoMaCraft Tobac notes of cocoa reemerge in the background as notes of espresso, earth and wood make up the core taste. The retrohale continues to serve up red pepper though less intense than the previous two-thirds.

The Finish: While the size is a little short for my liking, it is a cigar with a lot of complexity. With some chilly weather currently in the northeast its a nice quick smoke. It’s probably me second favorite size in the line with my favorite being the Jefferson. It’s definite a cigar brand worth keeping on hand.

Score: 92
Price: $6.59 / $172.99 (Box of 30)

Intemperence Whiskey Rebellion Hamilton

Intemperence Whiskey Rebellion Hamilton Foot

Intemperence Whiskey Rebellion Hamilton Burn


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