Enter the new boutique creation - Cult. Hey, I know what you're thinkin', meetings in the woods, weird rituals, dark cloaks, alien abductions, that sort of thing. But luckily, Cult cigars have nothing to do with any of that hoopla. Cult is carefully handcrafted in Esteli, Nicaragua, at the revered TACASA factory. This is a small boutique factory, known for producing top-notch handmades. As weird as Cult might sound, I assure you it's as legit as they come.
From the very first puff, Cult is different, and that's a good thing. Initial notes reveal a pleasant tea-like flavor, complemented by a gentle note of spice. As the burn progresses, notes of tobacco, leather, and cream enter the fray with a tick of sweetness on the finish. Each Cult produces thick velvety smoke, that is medium in body, and occasionally touches on medium to full. Due to its well-balanced blend, Cult is never overpowering, or unbalanced, and provides smooth soft flavors you can enjoy any time of day. Each Cult is packed with Nicaraguan long-fillers, and is hugged by a feisty Indonesian binder. The real icing on the cake is the velvety Ecuador Habano wrapper draped over the outside. Smooth and soft to the touch, each Cult looks and feels inviting, and is attractively packaged in eye-catching boxes. I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical of Cult at first, but once you try one, you’ll become a believer too.
Talk about attention to detail, this box is simply stunning! Each Cult comes perfectly packed in a gorgeous chest-style black box, complete with metal corner guards and accents, before being finished off in grand fashion with a Cult inscribed plate. Heck - even the hinges and clasp are well-done. This is one box worthy of collecting.
“I took advantage of the 10 cigar offer with the bonus Cohiba 4 pack. Did a little online checking around for reviews beforehand. Seemed a safe enough bet, and I was pleasantly surprised. I typically smoke a much stronger (and more expensive cigar) but the Cult robusto was very nice. Somewhere between mild and medium yet full of flavor, perfect burn, lots of smoke and just the right draw. And this was right out of the box after the UPS guy dropped them off.”
BK of St. Louis, MO
“I picked one up at the retail store in downtown Bethlehem today and fired it up as soon as I got to the car. It is really fully packed, heavy in the hand and contructed beautifully. Not a single soft spot to be found. The burn was razor straight with a nice tight white ash. The draw was a little on the firm side, but still produced plenty of smoke. It is a straight forward medium bodied cigar with leather, cedar and some cream. Kind of one dimentional, but some time in the humidor may bring out more flavors. Overall it's a good cigar that smokes slow, cool and never needs a touch up. To me it was not a mind blower in the flavor department, but I will try it again and let them nap a little.”
JS of Fleetwood, PA
“Online reviews have been mediocre (as in bland) and one guy here likes these. I got two sampler packs of the box press, and so far 2 of 2 in a row burnt awful. My whole session consisted of touching up one side, then the other. My lighter was getting hot from overuse ...”
BH of Chelmsford, MA
“Verrry Interesting. Fired up a boxed press beauty as soon as I got them in. Good draw, good flavor. A nice creaminess to it with hints of spice and tobacco. Very nice sweet spot. The wrapper split somewhat which was not unexpected without settling in the humi for awhile first. The box they came in is almost a work of art in itself. A nice addition to the rotation and then some. Goes well with a top shelf bourbon.”
DA of Council Bluffs, IA
“Beautiful draw right from the get-go. Nice white ash that hangs on for quite awhile. Billowy cloud of smoke. Not to mention delicious! This is now one of my favorites. I recommend the box press.”
“Bought the 5.5 x 55. Great price, but you get what you pay for. Never again! Had soft spots, no character and awful taste. I have 2 left of a five pk. I am seriously thinking of just tossing them or leaving them in the humi until they are the last 2 cigars on earth. I enjoy a full bodied stick. This was not!”
MD of rockford, IL
“I bought a box of 10 of the box-press Robusto size. The freaking box weighs about 5 pounds, a ridiculous thing indeed. However, the inner contents were beautiful. Perfect wrappers, nicely capped, and flawless. The label is edgy, but tasteful. (Take note Camacho!) This is, as seen in other write-ups - a bit different. I have often seen the word "tea" used to describe cigar, but never actually experienced it before in a cigar. (Nor have I ever tasted "pencil lead", Mr, Shanken.) This cigar does have a character that reminds me of tea, for sure. In a really good way! And talk about about flavor evolution - this cigar delivers very nicely. It starts out on the light (but very tasty) and builds over time. The "tea-like" character never leaves completely (still a good thing) and the flavor profile of the most classic Nicaraguan tobaccos is present through the whole thing. The bottom line is this - delicious, addictive, and I will be very surprised to hear any complaints about buying a box of these. Really a top recommendation in my view.”