Edgar Hoill Classic Pasion Cigars On SaleWhat is the history of the Edgar Hoill company and its Classic cigars?



Until recently, Edgar Hoill was relatively unknown, only making his mark on the tobacco industry through collaborations. Initially a photographer by trade, his first foray into tobacco was with Matt Booth, the owner of Room 101. After creating the One Shot One Kill stogie with Booth, he switched over to work with Christian Eiroa. He now has his own line of sticks, and this is one of the most unusual in his portfolio.



How are the Edgar Hoill Classic cigars made?



This stogie is a Nicaraguan puro, so the wrapper, binder and fillers all come from Nicaragua. Each smoke is packaged in onion wrapping, which is strong enough to effectively protect the stick from humidity and damage.



What do these stogies look like
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The wrapper is the color of milk chocolate and has an oily feel to it. Its appearance lives up to its name, with a throwback look that comes with some veining and a little tooth. However, unlike most rustic stogies, the wrapper on this stick is not fragile. It doesn’t come with a band, which is extremely uncommon in the industry.



What vitolas are the Edgar Hoill Classic cigars available in
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There’s nothing traditional about the formats. They come in three sizes, including Cultura (4 1/2 x 38/54), Vida (4 1/2 x 38/52/22) and Pasion (6 5/8 x 52/38). The Cultura is narrower at the cap than the foot, giving it a horn-like appearance. The Vida is similar to a diadema but has an extremely small ring gauge near the cap. The Pasion is close to a Torpedo, but is also slightly unorthodox.



What flavors are present in these sticks?



In the first third, reviewers detected a strong mix of red pepper and oak flavors. About an inch in, some sweet earth, cedar and coffee notes appear. These flavors are all well balanced, so there is no clear dominant note. In the second third, the red pepper and oak flavors take control of the profile while the earth and coffee are secondary. The sweet cedar is more apparent on the retro-hale than the palate in this part of the stick. In the last third, the red pepper grows stronger and pushes the oak into a secondary role. The cedar disappears, but the coffee and earth are still present as secondary notes. This stick is medium bodied and medium strength, though both are close to full by the nub.



What did reviewers say about the burn and draw in the Edgar Hoill Classic cigars
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Reviewers were initially skeptical about the burn and draw on these unorthodox sticks, but their skepticism soon dissipated. Overall, aficionados raved about the excellent burn and draw this stogie produces. There are no issues with either in this stick.



Now that the Edgar Hoill Classic cigars are available, it is unlikely that Hoill remains an unknown for long. This and his OSOK blend have made him one of the most interesting young tobacco artisans to look out for in the future.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017

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