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The Luck of the Irish: Cigar Pairings for St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
St. Patrick’s Day has also been known as a day to enjoy your favorite Irish beverage. Let’s take a look at some great pairings for St. Patrick’s Day.

Jameson Declaration

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

The Declaration is the latest offering from the Jameson Cigar Company. Not long ago Brad Mayo of Jameson Cigars offered to send me a couple to review. Naturally I accepted his gracious offer and shortly afterwards the smokes arrived. After some rest in my humidor, I filled up a glass of water and smoked the Jameson Declaration.


Wrapper: Dominican Habano 98

Binder: Dominican Criollo 98

Filler: Dominican

Size: 5.5 x 50

Price: $6.00


Pre-smoke & Construction:

The dark brown wrapper looked very nice, with almost no flaws at all. Perhaps a small vein or two but nothing I would consider bad. I picked up a dark sweet earthy and somewhat woody odor when sniffing the wrapper and foot. The cigar was very firm when pinched, and the pre-light draw was a little tight. The pre-smoke draw had a sweet woody flavor.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for just under and inch before falling off.



The first third had a slight earthiness but woody flavors stood out. When passing the smoke through the nose, I picked up a decent pepper that had a woody finish.


The second third had minor changes. That earthy woodiness remained dominant. The spicy pepper remained, and became a little sweet. As I progressed further into this third, the overall flavor profile seemed to come together. It just seemed to become more balanced.


The last third had a significant increase in sweetness. It was almost like a dry powdery chocolate. The earthy flavors went away completely, and the woody notes fell way back. The pepper transformed into more of a spicy sweetness.



Overall I thought this was a good medium to upper medium bodied cigar. I liked how it started out like any other cigar, but built into what I thought had a good balanced flavor profile. Sure, it didn’t pack in a large variety of flavors, but it was still enjoyable. My only complaint was the slightly tight draw. It wasn’t tight enough to annoy me, and I didn’t have to work hard to get smoke. I just prefer a draw with a little less resistance. The Jameson Declaration is definitely worth a try.

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