The 5 Vegas Cask Strength features a blend of tobaccos from 4 different countries: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Peru. These tobaccos were blended to create a medium to full-bodied cigar that’s full of flavor. But as always, I’ll give it a try and let you know what my take is.
Just like many cigars these days, the Cask Strength comes double banded. The wrapper is a medium shade of brown with a reddish hue. The texture of the wrapper reminds me of velvet, and has quite a few veins. The cigar appears to be constructed well and actually feels slightly heavy in my hand. Pre-light aroma is nothing more than classic tobacco off the wrapper and becomes stronger at the foot. Pre-light draw seems promising so it’s time to add fire to the mix.
Name: Cask Strength
Company: 5 Vegas
Made in: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Corojo, Nicaragua
Binder: Corojo, Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero, Jamastran Ligero, and Peruvian
Comes in: Boxes of 20
Vitola: Toro (6″ X 52)
I think time has really helped these cigars out. As I mentioned in the review, the majority of the cigars I sampled for this review came from a sampler I picked up at the 2009 Cigar Fest, so these cigars have about 9 months of age. Initial samples seemed lackluster, however, the most recent samples had really developed in a short period of time. The cigar was smooth but not complex. I’d classify the 5 Vegas Cask Strength as a good medium-bodied cigar, but not one I can see myself smoking many of. Although I’d never turn one down, I just don’t see myself shelling out the money to pick many up.