I enjoyed the rich and robust flavors of the cigar that had the power and strength to match. Given this as our first Case Study (and successful one at that), I am now very interested to see what other cigars Ventura has dug up at other aging rooms.
The Chairman is an especially exciting release for Ventura Cigar Company, as it’s a collaboration that honors the friendship between Rocky Patel and Hugh Cassar, the Chairman of Kretek International, Inc., parent company of Ventura Cigar Company.
The cigar started with a very smooth profile and as it went along, lost the cream which left a primarily oak and baking spice note. Smooth is a great descriptor for this cigar. Maybe the best Archetype I've had thus far.
This is a good Connecticut that I would say fits within the fairly traditional Connecticut profile. I wouldn't hesitate one bit in smoking more of these and would really like to try one in the morning with some coffee.