Thursday, August 26, 2021

Big Sky Cigar Co. Bighorn 2.0 in Review

lo-fi & lovely

Big Sky Cigar Co. Bighorn 2.0 in Review

WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

BLENDER: Carlos Sanchez

FORMAT: Toro (6.25x52)
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Med. Full/full

Red wine | Mocha latte | Fresh peppers

Peated Pinot Noir exists and you should look into it. Also, this offering bears tidings of that. Earthen & ripely fruity. A tick boozy and then-some--to the point of almost triggering a tannin sense on the palate. Berries, grapes, plum. Plum wine is another thing you should look into. Smoky but clean here. A quad-shot mocha latte. A backseat driver fresh pepper melange. Calmly invigorating, steadily entertaining. Structured well via an oak that evolves wine cask tendencies.

Complex and smoothly transitional. Via progression, peppers switch to the driver's seat. Dark chocolate and espresso become distinct and separate players--altho they still mocha-mingle in their nethers. A bit of black walnut, smoked paprika, and anise happen toward the half-mark. Prior to that, a beef jerky savoriness slowly-subtly enters. Well-balanced and rounded-out. Hefty but crisp body. The taste requires no guesswork but is deftly delivered in a never ham-fisted manner.

In terms of flavor and, as we'll see, performance--this 2.0 is a blazing improvement upon its first-gen offering. Burns on a razor-line. Grows dense white sheath ash. Draws smooth and sating. B I G smoke out-put both passive and active quickly culminates in a fruity-sweet soft-leathery room-note. Coming out of the half-way zone, that supple leather floods the palate as well. This is really ::: very ::: good. Exquisite, even. A superb after-dinner meditation. I'll leave you w/ this, as this Bighorn did me, Andes Chocolate Mints.


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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