Review: The Voyage By Baracoa Cigar Company

Baracoa Cigar Company released their debut cigar, The Voyage, at the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas. Founded by Danny Vazquez, the cigar was inspired by the adventures of Christopher Columbus.

Rolled in La Aurora, it features a Dominican Corojo wrapper from 2011, and is rolled out of the La Aurora factory.

It was released in 20 count boxes, and two sizes; a Robusto (5x50), and a Toro (5-1/2x54).

 

Vitola: Robusto

Size: 5” x 50 Ring Gauge

Wrapper:  Dominican (Corojo, 2011)

Binder:  Ecuador

Filler:  Nicaraguan, Dominican

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One

Price Point:  $8.50 MSRP

Cigar Purchased: Manufacturer’s Samples

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

“The Voyage delivers a complex and rich flavor experience at a very approachable price point.”

 

 

Check out my video review here:

 

Review: 

The nose on The Voyage was a dark chocolate with lightly spiced cedar underneath. The foot is very subdued and all I was able to pick up was cedar.

Using my Xikar v-cutter I found the draw resistant, but not tight.

Initial impressions are a little bit of pepper, cedar, and some light creaminess on the retrohale. There is some delayed pepper on the retrohale as well. The pepper picks up in intensity, and is joined by some spices, as the first third settles in, lingering between draws. The creaminess from the retrohale continues to move up in strength. At the halfway point of the first third, I get a nice milk chocolate as the spices start to recede on the post draw. The chocolate is more of an intense, and complex dark chocolate on retrohale.

 

 

The chocolate flavors carry into the middle third, with a cedar chaser. The intense pepper has fallen to a light level, and is replaced with more complex spices. At the halfway point of the middle third the cedar notes start to dominate both the regular draw, and the retrohale.

There’s some earthiness with bitter edges moving into the last third. The cedar has pulled back in strength. As the last third settles in the earthiness evolves into a toasted nuttiness. Some spices return as the last third progresses, with all the flavors being balanced against each other. As the last third winds down, the chocolate comes back and mixes in with the toasted nuttiness to provide a S’more flavor.

Total smoking time 1 hour and 53 minutes.

The Voyage from Baracoa Cigar Company is the type of quality release I’d expect from a company who has been producing cigars for several years. The Voyage delivers a complex and rich flavor experience at a very approachable price point.

 

Surgeon’s Rating:  89 AKA “A 5 Pack”

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