Today I have a cigar review for you and a big contest! But don't skip ahead, check out the review first! Today I will be reviewing the latest release from Edgar Hoill, the second version of the One Shot One Kill cigar This one made by Fabricas Unidas but blended completely by Edgar himself. This cigar is a Nicaraguan puro as well. Edgar gave me a couple of these of different sizes to try and said that this was his favorite size in the blend. It comes in 4 sizes, the 3 sizes the original EH cigar came in with the addition of a 6.5" x 60 cigar. Like the EH it comes in 10 count boxes, but the box has a bandana wrapped around it that can be used as a shelf talker in the shop. I smoked at least one of every size except the 6.5x60 before the one I reviewed.
The cigar definitely looks different than the original OSOK cigar. The wrapper is a bit rougher and the color isn't as even. The band is in your face, very much like Edgar's art. The wrapper was a medium brown in color with some golden hues to it. When I gave it a squeeze there were no soft spots with a slight amount of give. Putting my nose to the wrapper I got the aroma of barnyard with a more intense barnyard coming from the foot. After clipping it and taking a cold draw I got notes of cinnamon and cocoa with a good draw.
The cigar starts off with chocolate and leather with some red pepper spice on the retrohale. The draw was great and it produced a large volume of smoke. The cigar was medium-full to start off with. As I moved into the cigar I started to get some graham notes from it as well. The burn was slightly off, but that was probably due to a bad light by me.
As I moved into the second third the spice started to die out a bit. The draw continued to be perfect and the burn straightened itself out with only a little help from my lighter. The flavors in this third changed to coffee and earth with a hint of green herbal spice and a maple like sweetness on the finish.
The final third saw the cigar finish off strong. The flavors changed slightly again with a lot of creaminess coming through at the start of the draw and some cocoa notes coming through on the finish. The spice started to build back up and I started to get a slight nicotine hit from it as well. The draw and burn continued to be perfect.
Overall I really enjoyed this cigar. I liked it more than the EH of the same size as well. I do think that most people will be able to appreciate it as it didn't really get into the full range. I would recommend picking one up to try when you find one.
Now the part you have all been waiting for, the contest! Dave hinted at it here, but Edgar has made it even better! Instead of the original 3, I have 6, yes 6, boxes of the EH cigar, 2 of each size, to give away! They are all hand painted like the ones in the pictures, and each is wrapped in one of the OSOK bandanas! The contest will run from 11/19 at 10:00am ET, to 11:59pm ET on 11/27. Here is how to enter:
-Just comment on this post. Make sure to include a way to contact you if you win. If you don't do this first step the rest won't count.
For additional entries:
-Comment on any post from now until the 27th. Each additional comment will earn you 1 more entry.
-Follow @dmjones1009 and @keith1911 on Twitter and post the following tweet: "I want to win @OSOKill cigars from the Tiki Bar Online! bit.ly/I4Lti8 #EdgarRocks @keith1911 @dmjones1009". Each tweet will give you one more entry.
All contestants must be 18 years or older.