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For my money, as long as Victor Sinclair and Rolando Reyes, Sr. keep making cigars, I will be satisfied. Deeply satisfied.
Having smoked the Victor Sinclair torpedos before, I ordered a box. The day they arrived I rushed to light one up and was a bit shocked to find it spicy and full of cedar notes...Not the mellow creamy taste that I remembered. After 3 weeks in my humidor I tried a second one and viola! it was more like I remembered, smooth, mild, and creamy. In my heated rush, I had forgotten to let them breathe a little. The Victor Sinclair remains one of my favorite lines, the freebie sampler contains some of my favorites!
I agree with haalf of the previous statement at least; as long as Victor Sinclair and Indian Tabac keep making cigars then I too will be deeply satisfied.
I've been around the horn with cigars and it was an enjoyable trip, but now I've found my home.
I am a huge fan of connecticut shade wrapped cigars. I have smoked Rocky Patel Connecticut, 5 Vegas Gold, Santa Damiana, Gispert, and even some of the ''buck a stick'' brands like Free Cuba, 1876 Reserve, and Joya De Jefe.
My experimentation work was over once I had my first puff of a Victor Sinclair Connecticut. From now till the day I die, all I smoke is Victor Sinclair Connecticut. These babies are the absolute best connecticut shade wrapped cigar on earth! The draw and burn is perfect. I do not like anything spicy when I smoke, and this has no at all, just pure creamy clouds. An absolute masterpiece.
No other cigar even comes close to these.
This Victor Sinclair is quickly becoming my favorite "all around" cigar, and this kind of deal (with the Bohemian sampler) is why I consistently order from CI and just don't bother looking for so-called "bargains" anywhere else any more. Keep 'em coming!
What a deal (Victor Sinclair)! A box of 30 Victor Sinclair Connecticut plus a sampler of 10 others free. If you like very mild smokes, these are just right. They burn slow and perfect with peppery notes, reminds me of a 5 Vegas Gold, but not quite as pungent. I'm set for the next few weeks, unless too many friends show up.
What a deal!!! 30 VS Torpedoes and the free 10 pack! WOW!!!! This Cigar really surprised me. It kind of reminds me of "The Griffin's" without the hefty price tag. The whole time I smoked it I tasted toasted marshmallows. It is very smooth and mellow with a pleasant scent. Very Tasty!!!! Thanks CI for such a sweet deal!
I am not sure how you could ask for a better daily smoke. After my fifth box of either Churchills or Torps, I can officially call these "My Brand". At two bucks a stick, I'm consistently amazed by how much I enjoy these, sometimes even more than when I decide to burn a "premium". For the guy who enjoys a mild affordable daily, these are the ticket. They hold an even burn, a good ash, stay lit, and have a perfectly acceptable amount of smoke. (not exactly billowing, but satisfying none the less) The only downside I have seen, is perhaps a weak wrapper on one out of ten or so, but nothing you can't wet a finger and keep it holding together. It's more psychologically annoying than affecting the smoke. They are also (for better or worse) a relatively quick smoke, lasting closer to a half than a full hour. If a guy knows that going in, he can either pick something else, or burn two ;) In some ways it's nice to have a shorter smoke and actually finish it. I have passed a lot of these out to friends, and many have ended up buying boxes. Based on the old, "You get what you pay for,,," I give these a full five stars and then some.
VICTOR SINCLAIR TORPEDOS.....PUT THESE BABIES IN YOUR HUMIDOR(MINUS THE CELLO WRAPPERS) FOR 3 MONTHS(IF YOU'VE GOT THE SELF CONTROL) AND VOILA!!!YOU'VE GOT A REALLY PRIMO CIGAR FOR THE $$$$. I THREW A BUNCH IN THE BOTTOM OF MY HUMI A FEW MONTHS AGO AND NOW THEY ARE SO-O-O-O MELLOW AND SMOOTH AND FULL OF CREAMY TASTE I'M AS HAPPY AS CAN BE. I REALLY DIDN'T EXPECT THEM TO BE THIS GOOD BUT NOW THEY ARE JUST ABOUT MY FAVORITE MILD CONNECTICUT SMOKE....HELL, THEY'RE JUST ABOUT MY FAVORITE ...PERIOD!!!
GREAT CONSTRUCTION.....GREAT BURN....GREAT TASTE...GREAT PRICE! THANKS, C.I., I LOVE YOU GUYS BIG TIME!!!
This Victor Sinclair is mellow, smooth, creamy and toasty with a tangy hint of citrus. I just pulled a 2006 box from the wonder-cave for comparison. They are essentially the same as when fresh, a sign of excellent aged tobaccos. The draw is great, the burn perfect, leaving awesome snow-white ash of wrapper, binder, and fillers. Starts mild-medium bodied, gains a little toward the end, and remains tasty all the way to the nub!
I tried the Victor Sinclair robusto for the first time. Not bad, mild with no after taste. However I must say it is no 5 Vegas Gold. Cigars International is my only cigar supplier from now on. A big Western Pennsylvanian "Hi yin's doin?" To the phone sales staff at CI. Keep up the great work.
WOW! What a CIGAR!....what a DEAL! After purchasing my first box of 30 (plus FREEBIE), I didn't hesitate to try my first one. It was an incredible experience. From construction, burn, draw and taste; for the first time I was enjoying a perfectly balanced cigar. I've had more expensive boutique brand cigars that are not as well rounded as these (Victor Sinclair). Immediately I placed another order, then a week later placed another order only to find out they were sold out. I backordered my 3rd box and it's on it's way to my as I'm writing this. Hopefully CI will keep this deal rolling so others can discover this sleeping GIANT.
I must say that since I have been getting the Victor Sinclair Churchill with the Connecticut Shade wrapper.....I have been very happy with my choice. I have not been a cigar smoker for too long now, but since I have tried these, I find myself on the back deck at least 4 time a week enjoying their flavor. Not only do I like them, but I have bought these for other people who have given them away for Christmas [ with great praise] , I have been buying now for 3 other people, and have sold these at a charity golf tournament with great results. I do hope these fantastic cigars stay on the list for a long time, I am a creature of habit, and I have found something I like . Thanks guys....great smoke.
I just received a box (or should i say chest of 30) Victor Sinclair Churchills. IO could not wait to try one and it is every bit as good as advertised. It is smooth and creamy without any touch of harshness no matter how hard you puff it. A lot of other mild to medium cigars are very harsh at the beginning and must burn at least an inch to inch and one half before it is bearable. Not so with the Victor Sinclair. This cigar is smooth from the beginning.
I do agree with a lot of other raters in that it is a little green and needs aging but that's a minor point and can be remedied by putting it in the humidor less the cleo wrappers for a few months. HOWEVER... that is going to be hard to do! They are excellent!!!
I JUST RECEIVED MY FIRST BOX OF VICTOR SINCLAIR CHURCHHILLS... I MUST SAY, FOR BEING ONLY A BEGINER IN THIS NEW WORLD OF CIGAR SMOKING, I HAVE NOT ENJOYED THE FIRST COUPLE SMOKES. I FOUND THEM TO BE VERY HARSH IN THE BEGINING AND THE BURNS HAVE BEEN VERY UNEVEN..I WILL CONTINUE TO LET THEM AGE IN THE HUMIDOR WITH HOPES OF A BETTER SMOKE IN MONTHS TO COME. ON THE PLUS SIDE, I HAVE ENJOYED THE BEVY OF BOHEMIANS... THE CAMEROON 55 (YELLOW) WAS MARVELOUS, I FOUND MYSELF BURNING MY FINGERS AFTER AN ENJOYABLE 2 HOUR SMOKE.. I WILL ORDER THESE ON MY NEXT PURCHASE... THANKS CI FOR GETTING ME STARTED ON WHAT HAS BECOME A GREAT PASSION...
Upon receiving my box of Victor Sinclair Torps, I said to myself what a gorgeous cigar, an economical price and WOW they come in a box of 30, WOW! My excitement and expectations ended there. I've gone through almost 1/3 of the box, I would have been better off trying to suck a golf ball through a garden hose! It was suggested that the humidity in my humi was to high and they should sit for a while (this didn't help). This cigar is just constructed too tight, it's evident by the feel and when you tap the ash...
Well I just got my stoogies(Victor Sinclair's)& freebie's.Put them in my humi,lit one of the Series 55 Maduro's gotta tell ya smoke alarms went crazy...Volume of smoke,right of the bat great taste of coffee&chocolate.Mild-medium in strength..This will be my next buy..Keep the Great deals comming Gents...
1 week rest in humi, lasted 1hr 10min. Not loose, no knots, well constructed. Pre light aroma was very nice and had a pleasant feel. Good draw from start to finish. Thick smoke and long ash. Mild flavor, nutty & creamy at first. Then hints of sweetness and spice. No heat unless I over drew on it. Very even burn. Nothing remarkable about flavor - would give it an 82, but considering bought from Po Boy 2 Sample - huge value @ 1.00 ea. Have 1 more from sampler with VS super samp on the way. Very pleasant experience.
Bought a box of torpedoes last year that I just cracked open a month ago. Am over half-way through the box now. Exactly as described. Nothing close to a dud in the bunch. Beautiful looking. Medium bodied with moderate flavor. Biggest selling point of this cigar is the consistency. Virtually zero difference from cigar to cigar, which often can't be said for brands far above this price range. Will buy again.
Got the free 8 Victor Sinclair smokes for the large cigar order. These are great smokes! I prefer mild cigars but VS has a new fan. Highly recommend. Outstanding flavor and nice even burn.
Great smokes for the price, had a few that were packed a little too tightly but otherwise great everyday smokes.
I ordered the Robusto. It has a thin, fragile and sometimes imperfect wrapper, a cheesy looking ring and the box is most definitely not humidor-quality. Aside from that it burns well, has an effortless draw and is smooth and creamy with tons of smoke. It's worth about what I paid for it at CI and the included sampler makes it a bargain.
Make sure to let it rest in the humi for a couple of weeks before smoking. It made a huge difference with this one.
Great cigar for the money
Love this cigar! Simple and very satisfying. Creamy smoke, and didn't burn to hot. I'd definitely recommend this stick to friends and acquaintances alike. Found these in the daily deals section and there's absolutely zero let down. The most bang for my buck that I've ever got. Thank you, Victor Sinclair!
Great smoke! Everyone I give these to loves them. I'm sorry I handed them out. Everybody keeps hitting me up for more. The price is great!
Always fast and ready to go out of the box
My most recent order was identical to my previous order with the exception that the most recent order was 5.5 inch cigars. The previous orders were 4.5 inch cigars. Not complaining though.
I love pepper and spice and everything nice, but occasionally I throttle on down and enjoy a mild or mild-to-medium smoke, and these VS Connecticuts are absolutely awesome! Every review I've read on CI that talks favorably about VSC's is pretty much spot on. Creamy, flavorful, smooth. A real steal at the price, not one of those "good, considering the price", but just plain good !!!