Cigar Smoke has reviewed Martinez Cigars’ New York City Flatiron Cigar.
Despite my skepticism about a cigar (or salsa) made in New York City, I am impressed with the Flatiron. After all, it isn’t about the location where the cigar is rolled. It is all about the leaf, the mastery of the blender, and the roller. Jesus Martinez has pulled together all of these factors into his cigars. His father, “Don Antonio”, brought back to the city what was once common, and Jesus continues with the now-rare legacy.
For the price, it is worth your time and money to smoke a Flatiron. And supporting a U.S. company and employer at the same time is a nice bonus.
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Cigar Craig reviews Martinez’s New York City Cigars.
“These are very nice cigars, they have a quality that reminds me of a Cuban cigar, both in the way they are rolled and the basic flavor. They are earthy with a hint of sweetness, but mostly a savory flavor.”
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Stogie Press reviews Martinez handmade NYC Cigars.
“…how did I not know about this tiny shop in the heart of downtown Manhattan! I called my brother Tom who manages large construction projects throughout the city and asked him. He said; ‘yea, I have seen that shop, but never stopped in’. I told him you need to stop in and say hello, especially after I sampled the Flatiron #6.
The aroma shifts to a sweet syrupy note just before the band and once the band is removed the pepper reenergizes and can be felt on the retro-hale. Nice! I am certainly going to add one of these to my “Do Not Touch Box” to let it age. It is a little early to be talking about the Top 25 Boutique cigars for 2016 but this is one that would make my cut…
Wow what a terrific cigar – delicious all the way with a near perfect burn and solid ash. I was thinking about what would pair well with this and decided an aged rum or cognac would be perfect, enhancing some of the fruity notes.
Great job Martinez Cigars and thank you so much for the samples this is one cigar that should be smoked on a special occasion, of course for me, like my Dad used to say, every day is a special occasion if I wake up in the morning.”
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Shawn reviews the NYC cigar made by Martinez – Flatiron #6.
“The wrapper has a few veins, a nice triple cap all around a slightly box pressed shape. The foot has strong notes of nutmeg, slight spice and dark wood. Likenesses of a lighter nutmeg and wood aromas come from the wrapper. The cigar has a nice firm feel to it, no soft or hard spots to worry with. The draw was dead on where I like a draw to be at.
The middle portion of the cigar is where it shined for me. I really liked the opposing bitter sweet and salty sweetness in the smoke. The spice was there, but not as much as I thought it would have with a lot of Nicaraguan tobacco in it. I find the body of this cigar to be a solid medium (maybe a bit more) and the flavor strength a medium to full range. Overall a well-constructed cigar that had nice coffee, salted caramel, spice and creamy notes.”
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