Bugatti accessories have been around the cigar world for a while now, and they’ve always been solid performers. When I heard that they were going into cigar manufacturing, I must admit, I had some doubts. When you’re good at what you do, I want to see you do that, not something else. No one’s lining up to watch Jordan Spieth play football (although, after the recent Masters, maybe he’s considering making a switch). In this case, though, I’m happy to say I was wrong. Bugatti cigars are the real deal.
Yigal Harel, president of the Bugatti Group, was quite enthusiastic in this launch. While most cigar brands come onto the scene with one or two different offerings, Bugatti launched an ambitious five. At this point, I’ve tried four out of the five of them, and while I certainly have my favorites, I feel solid recommending any if you’re looking for a top-shelf blend. Let’s talk about one in specific today, though. The Bugatti Ambassador.
What we’ve got here is a true medium-bodied, balanced blend. And for those of you who’ve seen my past reviews, you know that this is the type of cigar I keep coming back to. Bugatti Ambassador is made in the PDR factory in the DR. As you may have guessed, the presentation here is spot-on. Bugatti knows how to make something look good. The sleek black and red design of the box, with the matte finish on top is flawless. When you open this box, you know you’re getting something premium.
But of course, you don’t want a sports car just for the looks. You want to know that when you hit the gas, you’re peelin’ off in the best of the best. Lighting up these samples, I was instantly impressed. The Ecuador Habano wrapper delivered a sweet creaminess that kept this blend smooth and mellow, which spicy flavors came in and out throughout the burn. There’s a box of these in the office right now, and I’d expect that it’ll be gone by the end of the week — the guys have been ripping these daily.
The only knock I have against this cigar is the price. To be fair, with this one, you’re getting what you pay for, but it certainly ain’t cheap. If you’re looking for a 5-pack for your golf crew, though, this one’s a no-brainer. After those are gone, I wouldn’t be surprised if this showed up on your wish list (Father’s Day is right around the corner after all…)