The Sindicato Flagship is, perhaps, the most complete blend that the company has put together to date. Though the brand has only been around a couple years, it has already attracted attention for its leadership structure. The company is run by a board of retailers that are looking to enter the manufacturing segment of the industry. They hope that their close relationship with consumers will make it easier for them to collect timely feedback. It appears that this model is starting to pay dividends, as this blend is garnering excellent reviews from multiple publications.
The Sindicato Flagship is a Nicaraguan puro, featuring tobaccos from Esteli and Jalapa primarily. It is a square pressed, medium brown stick that only has a couple small veins lacing its surface. The band is black, silver and gold, and features the name of the stick in strong vertical type. The cold draw is flavorful and contains cedar, honey, spice and barnyard notes.
The first third features the cedar, nuts and spice most prominently, though some tobacco and graham cracker notes fill out the background. In the middle third, black pepper heats up the smoke while sweet cream and cedar produce an aromatic and tasty mix. The last third keeps the cream and graham cracker going, though some reviewers also noticed peanut butter and almonds in the mix as well.
Construction has been an issue for the company in the past, but this smoke offers a brilliant burn and draw, along with a straight down the middle body. In all, it is everything that a new smoker and a veteran aficionado alike can enjoy.