While the Plasencia family is the main manufacturer and caretaker for the 5 Vegas brand, not every blend comes out of their factory. But one that does is 5 Vegas Cask Strength cigars with their innovative take on the practice of another industry. This blend by the Plasencia family tips the hat to a single-malt scotch and malt whisky categorization—cask strength—which referrers to the preparation of undiluted whiskies. Since these whiskies are undiluted, they increase in strength and character over time. 5 Vegas Cask Strength cigars, inspired by this process, reach a similar destination.
These inventive cigars feature a stunning, red-hued Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. This leaf covers aged Honduran and Nicaraguan long-fillers. These quality stogies come in an attractive cigar-sized cask that looks just like a mini-version of the whiskey casks. The packing alone is one great conversation piece that will have even non-smokers carry on and on with curiosity.
On the cold draw, we’re picking up sweetness and a bit of cocoa. The red-hued color and minimal veins here are mouthwatering. Let’s light this thing up.
Right off the bat, we notice a battle forming between sweetness and a heavy wave of pepper. There seems to be a distant cedar note trying to make its way to a more prominent position. A little further down, and we’re picking up some earth and oak, and a good deal of leather, and the spice is really picking up now. The sweetness is mostly long gone, though not completely.
Wrapping things up now and the sweetness is a distant memory. The leather and spice have long since pulled ahead. The smoke was thick and creamy throughout, and the cigar handled itself perfectly. You don’t need luck with this medium-full cigar. As long as you’re ready for it, this one will not let you down.
Please enjoy 5 Vegas Cask Strength cigars at your leisure.