Thanks to our friends at Kaplowitz to review our Flatiron # 2.
Here are some of their notes on the cigar:
“There’s something about this offering and the its Martinez Cigars New York City Blend, that make me suck on ’em like sucking was going outta style.”
“Leathery over-top suede a-top sunny dirt, with mounting honey citrus maltiness. Mulling spice piquancy with dashes of white pepper. Cedar sharpens through the nose. Something like a mild mocha latte hithers and thithers. Quite creamy. Draw saturates admirably. Seams hold nigh invisibly. Char requires a dos re-touchos. Smooth hand/mouf.”
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Our friends over at Kaplowitz Blog have given our NYC Series a Grade A
Here is some of what they had to say:
“Creamy lo not barnacle-building tobacco core presents as inherently but not overly sweet; balanced by a subtle piquancy of white pepper which turns to peppercorn through the schnoz, and a slight mulling spice with pronounced ginger lilt. Cedar, too, is exaggerated on the retro-hale, becoming seasoned. Diner cup a’ joe. Butterscotch is on-board. Roasted salt. Leather. Under-belly is dirt with some sweet influence via baccy. Finish is a rather surprisingly complex and lengthy affair of sweet sauce and red pepper flake carried on leathery oils. Smoke stays cool as a cuke on-down to the solid nub. Pass me my tooth-pick, please.”
For the full review click here.
What a great find. The shop is an amazing little place with fantastic sticks rolled right on the premises. The owner, Jesus Martinez is an extremely knowledgeable, friendly and outgoing cigar maker. If you enjoy good cigars, and are anywhere near 7th and West 29th in NYC, stop in, its worth the trip…..hell….stop in even if you’re not close by……you won’t be disappointed.
~ Edward Warzycha
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Our friends over at Blinds Man Puff recently did a review of our Flat Iron #2. The mission behind Blind Man’s Puff is to create a web site to get a consensus on a cigar from multiple experienced reviewers without them knowing what they are smoking. Often people have preconceived notions about cigars, whether good or bad, based on their brand or preference. Sometimes people get stuck in the habit of only smoking certain brands they know they like, or are afraid to try new ones. The hope is that this blog will broaden smoker’s horizons and possibly get an appreciation for cigars they would have written off or not tried otherwise. There may also be surprises the other way, they may review a cigar that most people think is synonymous with greatness only to find it’s overrated.
Our Flatiron was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers’ scores.
The Martinez Flatiron #2 scored an 88 overall, making it a GOOD cigar according to their scale.
Here is what a couple of the reviewers had to say:
“This was a really great cigar to smoke during my annual camping trip. Wasn’t to light and wasn’t a pepper bomb. Perfect mix of flavors paired well with a few glasses of scotch by the campfire. These will not disappoint. Enjoy.” And “The draw was really nice on this cigar. I used a straight cut and angled it which gave off a really good amount of smoke and flavor.” –Steve
“Well made with a nice shape, and no problem areas. Evenly constructed, with no soft or hard spots.” – Derek
For the full in depth review, step by step from each reviewer click here.