I’ll be honest until this review I haven’t heard much about or smoked a 7-20-4. I found out more information about 7-20-4 after looking at their website.

““Quality Still Impels its Growth”—R.G. Sullivan understood this when he created the famed 7-20-4 cigar and built it into one of the largest cigar manufacturers in the world. From its beginning in 1874, until the Cuban Embargo in 1963, Roger G. Sullivan manufactured the 7-20-4 in Manchester, NH with the principle of making a cigar of the finest quality.

Kurt A. Kendall always had a fascination for old cigar memorabilia and collected anything he could get his hands on. After years in the industry, he had the idea to bring back the 7-20-4. After acquiring the defunct trademark, Kurt got to work reproducing this fine cigar and making it from one of the finest blends available.”

I love history and watch the History Channel like it is my job. I have noticed there are several boutique cigars today like 7-20-4 and Cremo which have revived old cigar brands. I personally think it is great when this happens.

I am going to quit being all Meg and just review the cigar now.

7-20-4 Lancero

Vitola: Lancero

Size: 7 x 38

Wrapper:  Brazilian Mata Fina

Binder: Costa Rican

Filler: Combination from Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, and Columbia

BeverageTwining’s Hot English Breakfast Tea

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One

Smoking Time: 50 Minutes

Price Point: Around 7 dollars via Smoke Inn

Cigar Provided By: Rick Ardito

Typically, I would get into the detail of how this cigar was during the entire experience, but here that isn't needed. I can simply say the cigar was great.

The construction is flawless and the cigar is well rolled. I have noticed lanceros can get a bit soft because of their size due to the complexity of rolling them. Also, the burn was flawless. I would normally leave a lancero out overnight to “dry box” to help even out the burn. I totally forgot to do this last night, but it wasn't needed. I can’t say enough about the construction of this cigar in the lancero vitola.

I though because of the several types of fillers used the cigar would be too busy, and I was wrong. This cigar was flavorful and complex. It started with black pepper, moved into a creaminess which is sweet, followed by tons of chocolate, earthiness, and vanilla bean. It was a complex medium bodied smoke that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Since I have been in India and England a decent amount this year I paired it with my breakfast tea, and it worked well.

If you haven’t smoked the 7-20-4 yet, then you are missing a hidden gem. My only complaint was it smoked a little fast, but that was more to do with me than the cigar. I would without a doubt buy a box of these cigars or do my best to weasel them.

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Comment by Catfishbluezz on June 13, 2013 at 1:24pm

Hmmm....lancero's like that intrigue me, because with that many fillers and that little room it takes a skilled artisan to nail that type of blend.  I WANT ONE 


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Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 13, 2013 at 2:58pm

I thought it was a great feature. I love how tightly it was rolled. Very rare.

Comment by Ricky on June 15, 2013 at 8:17pm
Sounds yummy

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Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 15, 2013 at 10:26pm

It totally was. I would recommend it without hesitation.

Comment by Bill Williams on June 21, 2013 at 9:53am

I have been drawn to the smaller ring guages as of late. Thanks to Jose Blanco getting me to the Lonsdale clubs. Then I had to try as many Lanceros as I could.. most were good, some very very good, but the 7-20-4 is one of my top 3 in this vitola. I have enjoyed these cigars a lot and dang it if I didn't win a box on your show last week. Can not wait to get them and to share a few with some friends. I did say "few"

Great review and hit it on the head!  PS I do have a dry box at 65, but here in the desert, we really only need to take them out of the humidor and by the time we hit the chair.. they are dryin.. ha ha


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Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on June 21, 2013 at 10:15am

That is try about the humidity out there Bill. How the hell do you manage to keep your cigars at the proper RH?

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