Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Honduran Long Filler (aged 5 years)
Size: Robusto 5″x50 ring

If you haven’t caught on yet, by now you realize I tend to gravitate towards the more mild side of cigars. While the 5 Vegas Gold is mild when compared to a lot of the Naturals or Maduros out there, it is definitely not short on flavor. This cigar is usually touted as a mild smoke and I can tell why, but I think it is closer to a medium bodied smoke. This cigar is full of flavor yet it doesn’t sit heavy on your palette. This would make a great everyday smoke. There is no break-in period with this stick. From the second you light it you get a tasty yet mellow draw. It burns near perfect and you can smoke it to the nub without it getting overly harsh. It creates plenty of thick smoke and the ash holds firm. I had about 2 inches of ash before my first tap and then I only tapped it because I was nervous about getting ash on my friend’s nice poker table. It didn’t fall off; I had to knock it off. This was the 3rd in a fiver I picked up on C-Bid. I can say after three of these suckers, that it is a good consistent smoke, and it isn’t too hard on the ‘ole wallet either.

The 5 Vegas Gold isn’t as exceptional as the Excalibur, but then it doesn’t carry its price tag either. I think this cigar is definitely better than the Cu-Avanas (which are a good smoke for the price) and the 5 Vegas Gold is less than a dollar more per stick than the Cu-Avannas. I think it may be worth the extra money to replace the Cu-Avannas as my favorite cheap smoke with these 5 Vegas Golds. They have more flavor and smoke as well or better.