817. Principle White Gold Band Toro Especial

Gifted by Darren Cioffi owner of Principle Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic Monte Plata
Filler: 3x Dominican Republic & Zimbabwe
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (Dominican Republic)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Release: 2023
Availability: Limited Edition.

Size: 6×50, Toro.

Wrapper: Almond light brown, silky smooth texture with small protruding veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Pastry dough, cardamom and cinnamon.

1st third: Starts with a saffron bun (Swedish lussekatt), saffron, pastry dough, cardamom and sandalwood.

2nd third: Brown sugar sweetness otherwise it keeps on smooth sailing.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white-ish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.

3rd third: The pastry dough mellows out to a gingersnap biscuits flavour note. Otherwise unchanged.

Duration: 19:30-21:00, 1h 30min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. A balanced flow from start to finish. Truly enjoyable experience.

Result: In my book this is a 92 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

4 thoughts on “817. Principle White Gold Band Toro Especial

  1. Pingback: 817. Principle White Gold Band Toro Especial – Urban Fishing Pole Cigars

  2. Favorite cigar from Principle so far?
    Favorite from KBF? Unfair question, I know…

    • Favourite Principle must be The Commonwealth, as a complexity masterpiece.

      From KBF is harder, I’d have to come back to you on that, so I can look up what he has made over the years.

      • Will have to try The Commonwealth soon. I’ve been meaning to pick up a sampler of theirs.

        For KBF, I think it might be the Casdagli Club Mareva Origins. Strong contenders Smoking Jacket Henkie, Casdagli Grand Cafe or Spalato No. 1?

        I have a box of Somm Premiere Cru I’ll need to crack open soon and I suspect it may be near the top…

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.