The draw was perfect with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
The cigar started off with a nice wood and spice combination. As things progressed it settled into a standard woody profile with some char and alternated between this and a slightly green wood note. All in all, it was a pretty standard profile that was enjoyable. While price doesn’t factor into the review score, it warrants mentioning as these cigars carry a price point of $20+. I can only imagine a lot of that is licensing costs back to the Old Rip Van Winkle brand. I would say it’s probably worth giving one a try to see what you think, but in my opinion, the price point is a deal breaker in regards to what the cigar delivers. As always, you really need to make this determination for yourself though.