I love diversifying my vocabulary. It comes in handy all the time. From playing Jeopardy to crushing my feeble minded friends at Scrabble. I just can't get enough. And aside from being legit handmades, Kismet cigars also taught me a new word. “Kismet” means fate or destiny. After sampling the whole line, one thing is for sure. They are truly destined for big things. It all starts with a fantastic blend of six – count ‘em – six different types of tobaccos, all grown in various, fertile regions of the Dominican. The most impressive of the bunch being the wrapper. A feisty Corojo leaf dating back to 2006. This leaf adds a nice spicy, leathery element to the creamy, coffee-esque core. All in all it's going to take a lot of people by surprise. Just remember that I gave you the inside scoop on this one first....
In early 2014, Cigar Aficionado performed a vertical tasting on the Kismet line. Not one, but two of the sizes were rated a respectable 90 points. Here's what they had to say about the Destiny and Luck, "A well-made, tawny-colored cigar that is toasty and pleasant. Notes of leather and earth also come through before a maple sweetness...Coffee and earth flavors become nutty, building to a cedary, spicy finish. This well-balanced cigar is skillfully rolled and smokes well."
“an attractive wrapper and solid construction,a little snug on the draw and easy to light the first half inch was great with a ton of flavor then quickly settled down to uneventful.i hate it when a cigar stars out promising and changes to boring. the casino gold from this group was better and remained interesting to the nub.”
CB of Saint Petersburg, FL
“I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW GOOD THIS CIGAR IS WHEN I TRY IT TOTAL AWESOME ,I THINK ,AND I'LL TEL YA I SMOKED A LOT OF
CIGARS IN MY TIME ..TRY IT THERE GOOD”
TM of QUAKERTOWN, PA
“Received a Kismet as part of the Cigar of the Month offerings. Very smooth, pleasant and not over-powering. Mild to medium would be my judgement on this stick. Great aroma. Definitely will try again with coffee.”
AK of Topton, PA
“AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: Just received a free trial Karma with my order of LGC Serie R Black. Thanks. It's a nice little cigar. It didn't knock my socks off, but I'd just finished putting my socks on, so that's just as well. I could see this being a great change of pace when I'm not really up for the macho grande cigars I usually favor. Beautiful look and feel before lighting, perfect burn, medium body with a sweet finish. I'm thinking the smaller sizes might be better suited to this blend; I'm not sure a gordo would stay interesting, but the Karma was just about right. Definitely worth a try.”
MS of Westover, WV
“Got a single from a sampler and liked it, so bought the 5-pack sampler, which cost dust (I like to work up to these things). Just finished my third Kismet and may have to work these puppies into my daily rotation of 3-5 cigars. I think CI's description is spot on, including the complexity of the flavors. Though medium-bodied, it delivers big-time on flavor. Construction of all three was flawless-- great draw and burn, no touch-ups required, long-lasting, good flavor down to the nub (just burned my fingers!). Highly recommend, even to my fellow Nicaraguan aficionados.”