The draw was quite resistant, roughly 3-1/2 to 4 notches in the resistant spectrum. As observed in the pre-light, the cigar was quite firm at the band and cap.
The Jeremy Jack JJ Forty Two showed promise in the first third, with flavors of baking spices, creamy cedar, graham cracker and elements of pepper. Unfortunately, the cigar struggled to have a defining flavor profile for the remainder of the review, and was almost entirely defined by cedar. I’ve often times been critical of cigars with a blend that is largely comprised of Dominican tobacco. The JJ Forty Two is an example of where the cigar blend failed to establish an identity, and as a result came away as a generic experience. Given the resistant nature of the draw, I was surprised the cigar smoked as quickly as it did, with a total smoking time of 1 hour and 36 minutes.