CIGAR OF THE WEEK……. IRON MIKE
ORTEGA WILD BUNCH SERIES – IRON MIKE
In a Limited production of only 500 boxes, Iron Mike is the second release of the Wild Bunch Series, which was created to celebrate some of the colorful characters that Mr. Ortega has met in his years in the cigar business. A new Wild Bunch cigar will be released every month throughout 2013, also, featuring the original art work of Neal Wollenberg. Each cigar will be made in only one size and when they are gone – they are gone. Look for each release to be available at Deadwood Tobacco Company in Deadwood South Dakota.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro
Size: Iron Mike “I-Beam” (4 7/8 x 54)
On-Line Stick Price: $9.00
On-Line Box Price: $162.00
Construction: Solid feel, toothy, somewhat oily wrapper
Prelight: Earthy, leather and pepper spice
Cold Draw: Fresh pepper, earth warm spicy note
First Third: Huge black pepper aroma with sweet leather and cedar with notes of coffee grounds and chocolate. Leather and pepper on the lips with a little clove character.
Ash: gray and black marble
Second Third: Big pepper spice character mellows a little but stays prominent and melds with the cedar, leather and coffee flavors.
Final Third: Continues to smoke smooth and peppery. Spicy sweet leather and coffee nuances continue to meld becoming almost caramel like.