Basic Information: J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial
Manufacturer – J.L. Salazar y Hermanos
Size – Torpedo
Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano
Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan
Pricing – $5.75
Body – Full
This J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial is milk chocolate in color, box pressed and comes to a sharp point at the head. Some noticeable oil blotches on the wrapper. Very little in terms of veins and seams. Construction feels pretty solid.
Aroma – Cedar and Smoked woody notes.
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Cedar and Spice
First Third – This starts out all chocolate and spicy cedar with a subtle kick of black pepper. The burn is a little wavy and ash is flaky and fell during the first third.
Second Third – Chocolate with some buttery notes start this third. Flavors are not very pronounced. A pretty bland profile on this stick. The burn turned sharp.
Final Third – Chocolate remains the primary note mixed with the cedar. Again, not too exciting in terms of flavor.
Bourbon – Don’t waste your bourbon pairing this.
Wine – DON’T
This J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial was an unexciting smoke from a boutique brand. Not a lot going on in terms of complexity and flavor as the few flavors are muddled. Somewhat disappointing. Not something I’d pick up again.