The draw was very firm. I made a second cut in the first third and when that didn’t help, I used the draw tool which found a fair amount of resistance going into the cigar and still really didn’t help much. I went in with the draw tool again in the second third and hit something hard which I pushed through and that ended up helping immensely and allowed for much more smoke production.
I think I ran into a cigar that had some poor construction. Once I got past the problem, the experience improved immensely. With that being said, the experience I had, and the only one I’m able to rate with, was lackluster. With what I’ve heard about this cigar, I had high hopes. Seeing as how things got better, I could see myself smoking another one which would provide much better results. Based on how things ended, the cigar does have good flavors, so I would recommend people give this a try and see if they have better results with construction.