We are very happy to have our cigars reviewed on Cigar Weekly, this time reviewed on their Blind Cigar Review Panel. Cigar Weekly has a tradition of doing blind reviews of new and/or boutique cigars. Here are the details of how they do the blind reviews from their site.
How it works: Cigar Weekly members volunteer for the task, and are asked to complete the review by smoking both samples within a two to three week window. They are requested to take copious notes, and then to enter their data into an online form.
The panel reviewed our Passion 550 cigar with no label or marking on it. Each panelist goes into great detail in analyzing the cigars for their blind cigar review. Just some of the important things they look at when doing their review is the construction, color, texture, the overall burn, ash and color as well the draw, strength and body of the cigar. All of this is compiled from all the panelists added up and given an overall score on the performance of the cigar.
The perfect score for the overall rating for any cigar is a 50.
Our Passion cigar scored a total 39.8 out of 50! Considered to be an Excellent cigar in their books and very nearly an Outstanding cigar.
Here is what the publisher had to say, “So there you have it, Followers and Fans – Blind Review 2016 number 003 is in the books! And it’s a good one. Seems like the folks over at Martinez have some very tasty cigars. Perhaps we’ll be treated to another one later in the year!”
To read the full in depth review click here.