The second coming of the Dalmore Cigar Malt, relaunched in an eye-catching red box. Fans of the previous edition will definitely want to get their hands on this.
Insanely deep and dark red, almost black, the dark orange hue of the box is a good sign of what this cigar has to offer.
Taking a close look at the wrapper, it appears to be a very dark, oily and oily appearance.
It holds a classic pressed ring shape and comes in at 6 3/4″ x 56 ring gauge.
The band is a very simple and traditional dark blue and orange colour combination.
The violet leaf and perfume like scent is very noticeable on this cigar.
The dry corona begins with a strong manure-like aroma, with some intense floral flavours that I am not as familiar with.
The cigar overall has a very earthy smell. The faintest hint of tobacco sweetness is present throughout.
This is a pleasant smell, it’s quite unique to the Dalmore Cigar Malt and has a lot of potential to get better as it is allowed to rest.
The cigar has a very strong tobacco flavour on the first draw. There is a distinct hint of leather as well.
The barnyard and horse manure flavours gained a little strength after the initial draw, but it was still not bad.
The cigar as a whole is very earthy, as the violet perfume and tobacco would suggest.
The blend of earthy flavours are present throughout the cigar; however, the leather and spice flavours really come to the front after the first third.
The pepper spice that you can taste is the most prominent in the herb flavours like oregano, thyme and basil.
There is a nice almost puckering flavour that seems to be a mix between salt and pepper.
Mustafa Ege (young) Steamed Meat – if you want to be more specific, it’s from Turkey (yeah I am trying to be specific!). The meat has a strong herby taste, you can almost taste the mint.
The corona muscles is not very strong, and is very light. The cigar feels very harsh on the palate, and not very enjoyable.
The first half of the cigar is pretty acidic and is also quite fiery, particularly towards the end.
The second half of the cigar is much better, it’s less harsh and more enjoyable to smoke. It’s smoother and slightly sweeter tasting compared to the first third.
The second half of the cigar is much better than the first, it’s less harsh and more enjoyable to smoke. It’s smoother and slightly sweeter tasting compared to the first third.
The corona is considerably more enjoyable to smoke and has a completely different flavour.
The cigar itself has a really dry, and musty taste as the ageing process is ongoing. The musty flavour is most present in the last third, which is when it’s meant to be enjoyed.
Ramping up as the cigar finishes, the corona and the first two thirds have a great tobacco flavour and a very nice earthy one; which is nice to experience.
The last third of the Cigar Malt is where it’s at, the musty, earthy and very nice scent in this third is very enjoyable.
The cigar finishes quite chocolatey with a nice salt and pepper flavour, the salt really pops out.
The cigar needs a little bit of time in the humidor to rest, which is a shame, but it’s a beautiful cigar nonetheless. This is what you want in a cigar; a cigar that will still be going strong when you get home after a long day at work.
The full body and boldness of the cigar has a lot of potential. If you smoke one cigar a week or even a few, it’s definitely something worth cultivating.
When I smoked the Cigar Malt, I thought it was going to be very harsh, but it wasn’t, this is a very accomplished cigar.
The second coming of the Cigar Malt is an excellent cigar, and I recommend it.
I would give this cigar a B+/A-. You have to take in to consideration that this is an excellent cigar, which has just been relaunched.
Overall, a great cigar!