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HAMMER + SICKLE TRADICIÓN SERIE CHURCHILL

HAMMER + SICKLE TRADICIÓN SERIE CHURCHILL


The Top 25 list is often a combination of classic cigar sizes and more experimental shapes. As the brand name indicates, Hammer + Sickle has opted for tradition over trend with its Tradición Serie Churchill. It isn't a scaled up, modern interpretation of a Churchill, as others have created, but stays within traditional parameters. Eric Hanson, who released his first Hammer + Sickle brand in 2010, has adopted the symbol of Russia as the cigar's logo. He points out that the hammer and sickle does not represent the Soviet Union (which incorporated a star), but symbolizes Russia's industrial north and agrarian south. For him, it's a heritage symbol and not political. The Churchill is tasty, but understated with a floral quality, touches of nutmeg and a sweet, earthy aftertaste.

SCORE
94
points
COUNTRY
Dominican Republic
GAUGE
48 48
STRENGTH
Mild-Medium
Mild-Medium

Details

Body: Mild-Medium


Size: Churchill


Ring Gauge: 48


Length: 7"


Filler: Dom. Rep.


Binder: Dom. Rep.


Wrapper: Ecuador


Issue Cigar Aficionado – January 1, 2016


Price: $8.99


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Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale