Nat Sherman Timeless Churchill Review -- Don't be afraid of the Churchill

 

 

So admittedly this review is in response to a commenter on a previous cigar review who called me 'scared' for not reviewing any lancero's or churchill cigars. I did some deep reflection and decided that maybe I was indeed scared of smoking a longer cigar.

Maybe it's because of the time commitment (hey, I'm a busy man) or that I won't like the cigar if I have to smoke it for such a long time?

I decided to take the plunge. My fellow founder, Ian, smoked a Nat Sherman Timeless Churchill at our local cigar lounge and told me he was really happy with it. So, Mr commenter, let's see if I can overcome my fear.

Pre-lit

First third Nat Sherman Timeless Churchill Cigar 

Pre-lit this cigar smells great. Foot contains tons of aroma and it smells like it's going to be a great medium smoke.

1st Third

First Third Nat Sherman Timeless Churchill Cigar

The first third of the cigar is great, which is saying a lot because I usually struggle liking the first third on many smokes. Lots of sweetness, some cedar, a tiny bit of espresso and spice. Long way to go on this churchill and the thirds are much bigger.

2nd Third

Second Third Nat Sherman Timeless Churchill Cigar

The second third starts to bring home the flavors. I finally tasted the citrus, the sweet and spicy comes full fruition. The cedar and espresso are really coming out. I used to call bullshit on these reviewers on most of these tastes, but as I really focus on the taste profiles, I'm starting to taste more and more. That or the placebo effect is real.

Last Third

Last Third Nat Sherman Timeless Churchill Cigar

The last brings it home. This is a long smoke. Nicotine isn't crazy so that's a good thing for such a long smoke. Last third has a strong cedar and espresso type taste, the citrus isn't really there anymore. 

Ash / Burn / Smoke / Draw

The smoke plumes are nice and big. The draw is fantastic. Not a single issue. The same with the burn. Fantastic burn throughout with 0 corrections.

Final Thoughts

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as your first churchill. Mild enough with a great flavor profile. Don't be afraid of the Churchill. Try it out!

Cigar Stats

Cigar Nat Sherman Timeless
Wrapper Dominican Republic
Tobacco Binder/Filler Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Factory Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A
Size Churchill
Strength Medium
Pairing Drink Iced Tea (unsweetened black)
Rating 4.5/5

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