Ring Gauge: 37
Packaging: 1 Single Cigar
Great Havana blend with a Sumatra wrapper enriched with Cuban tobacco.
Switzerland's No.1 cigar and Villiger's best known international brand. Both Pressed and Round use the same blend of tobaccos but the square (pressed) format makes the cigar immediately recognisable and is individually wrapped in either tissue or Alufoil.
Ever had a Castella classic? Or a Hamlet cigar? The usual type you can pick up at your newsagents which are giant windtunnels - they're good to a decent amount of people, quick smokes, a LOT of smoke in a draw - incredible amounts. These are pretty much those.
The difference between villiger and the rest other than the shape is that they are even bigger than your usual newsagent cigar. Scale up the size, scale up the price - they match in perfectly. They taste like a generic tobacco, really nothing too much to them, but they're worth the price for a nice massive-draw quick smoke. Plus, they're what Del Boy smokes.
Reviewed by CigarHub on YouTube.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: Friday 06 November, 2015
A light mild flavour, but enjoyable. Would suit a beginner, or someone after a mild smoke. Lasted me 35 minutes, at one puff every 40 seconds or so. Will order more.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: Thursday 09 April, 2015
In the kindest way possible this was the worst experience I've had with cigars as a beginner.
They tasted nice at the beginning a bit creamy and fruity actually. The burn at the beginning was a bit uneven but that sorted itself out.
However, when I reached the final third or so there was a disgusting rancid noxious flavour that coated and seared the tongue with every draw which made me stub it out almost immediately in mortification.
Perhaps because I didn't put it I'm a humidor for long but not a good experience in the slightest.
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: Monday 09 June, 2014
If you buy these do yourself a favour and put them in the humidor for a couple of weeks. My understanding is that they're normally stored without humidification (they're made from "toasted" tobacco which isn't meant to be humidified). I bought a 5 pack, smoked the first one and it was *terrible*, pulled another one out of the humidor after a few weeks and it was *much* better.
Not a "good" cigar by any stretch, but humidified they're decent enough for what they are.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: Thursday 20 February, 2014
Great these little sticks, I much prefer them to the larger (tubos) Villager do. Great flavour for me, it doesn't disappoint .