United Cigar Maduro Cigar Review

United Cigar is one of the few truly boutique cigars on the market today, sold in less than 100 retail shops in America. These box pressed cigars are currently part of a promotion where I work, and if you order 10 or more singles from now til July 4th, you can get a free BBQ apron while supplies last.

Cigar Review: United Cigar
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf #1 Darks
Binder: Cuban-seed Habano
Filler:  Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Habano Corojo and Dominican Habano Criollo 98
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 54
Vitola: Robusto

The Look: Packed in weathered looking wooden cigar boxes the box pressed United Cigar features a band that matches the packaging. Featuring a nostalgic looking shield of red, white and blue on a wood like background the United Cigar screams patriotism. It features a hard box press and by this I mean the square lines are clean. Quite frankly, the cigar looks awesome.

The Notes: The cold draw of the cigar has some sweetness of mocha, but there is an abundance of earth and some cedar. The aroma off the foot has some pepper and wood notes too, giving this cigar a very traditional and enjoyable feel to it.

Once the foot is toasted and lit, the initial draw of this offering from United has an abundance of pepper. However, in the background there are notes of toasted marshmallows, graham cracked and dark chocolate. Through the nose there is an abundance of black pepper and hint of oak.

As we enter the half-way point the cigar loses some of its sweetness as black pepper and oak notes come dominant. There is a subtle peppermint like not on the finish and the pepper through the nose subsides offering up an oaky aroma.

The last third sees the addition of coffee notes which for me tends to be synonymous with Connecticut Broadleaf. There is some leather on the finish and the black pepper remains on the retrohale with some continuation of oak.

The Burn: The box pressed United Cigar has a perfect draw and a nice firm ash that holds on for more than a third at a time. While the combustion line isn’t razor sharp like a razor-blade, it never gets worse than the subtle jagged edge of a saw. The combustion is excellent where it stood lit throughout.

The Finish: Looking at and holding the United Cigar it is hard not to compare it to a box pressed cigar out of Nicaragua. Like that cigar I prefer the rich creaminess of the Natural over the darker notes of the Maduro. At the time of this review 2guyscigars.com has 10 packs available with 5 of each wrapper that comes with a BBQ Apron. If you take them up on this offer be sure to leave a comment and let me know which wrapper you enjoy.

Score: 90
Price: $4.99 each / $99.99 Box

United Cigar Maduro

United Cigar Maduro

United Cigar Maduro Foot

United Cigar Maduro Foot

United Cigar Maduro Burn

United Cigar Maduro Burn


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