Psyko Seven

Psyko Seven Nicaragua

PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua The Psyko Seven Nicaragua is the most recent collaboration between Ventura Cigar Co. and Nicaraguan cigarmaker Indiana Ortez. It is rolled entirely with Nicaraguan tobaccos and according to Ventura, all the tobacco except the wrapper, used in the Psyko Seven Nicaragua blend was grown by the Ortez family. The Nicaraguan wrapper is said to be from a 2007 crop that was grown using a desflorado process. (Don’t recommend google searching that one so just click the link to the definition.)

The wrapper is light golden brown in color with light veining which gives it a smooth feel to the touch. Construction wise it feels full and firm and does not give much when pressure is applied. It offers the smell of raisins and tea leaves. The cap cuts with no damage caused to the wrapper. The cold draw is easy and the flavor reminds me of coriander with a hint of sweetness and another flavor that is familiar but I can not place it.

During the first half starts off peppery but then quickly mellows into a creamy flavor. The smoke production is full but light adding to the creamy texture of the cigar. The burn is even and the ash holds tightly until choosing to knock it off.

The second half the creaminess retreated to the back and more of a pepper and earth flavor come to the forefront. While there was this change in flavor the latte like flavor and feel of the cigar does not disappear. The burn stays sharp for the duration of the smoke and the ash is tight but does start to fall off quicker than the first half.

This cigar was an enjoy to smoke, from construction to flavor it was done right. Easy enough to smoke for a rookie and intriguing enough for the self described aficionado. Ventura is doing a great job adding to their cigar portfolio and I hope to continue seeing more added. If you want to know more about their cigars give the original PSyKo SEVEN review a read by clicking here.

Wrapper – Nicaraguan Connecticut

Binder – Nicaraguan

Filler – Nicaraguan

Price: Around $8.50 depending on location

Website: Venturacigar.com

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 pints

 

Ventura Cigar’s PSyKo Seven

IMG_8394I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a two pack of the PSyKo Seven cigars from Ventura Instagram a week or so ago and had been anxious to try them. From what I had been hearing about them through other people and between what I had heard and the packaging (I’m a sucker for clever packaging) I wanted to see what they were all about.

The two pack arrived to me in the small wooden box with a Boveda pack in the bottom, which kept the humidity level in an excellent range. The cigar was still firm but easily pliable between the fingers. The cigars could easily be squeezed without the fear of cracking the wrapper yet, there were no noticeable dead or empty spots throughout the body of the stick.

The Maduro wrapper of this cigar is a nice rich brown nearly matching the color of coffee beans. The veining is minimal and the seam is almost invisible. The smell of the body is a bit of hay, earth, nuts, fruit and of course cedar. The foot reveals the same notes only stronger.

The light is easy and the draw was firm but not difficult and the cigar produced plenty of smoke from each pull. The smoke was not what I would call heavy on the tongue but still dense and full. From lighting it burned evenly and held a good solid ash. The flavor from the parade of tobacco used to make this cigar was excellent. While it shared a lot of the same flavors as it did in odor the nuttiness and fruit/citrus notes were more noticeable along with a spiciness. As I work my way through the cigar the flavor stays fairly even with little change. However, the flavor does become fuller putting this well into what I would consider to be a good medium to nearly full body cigar.

I thoroughly enjoyed smoking these cigars and can’t wait to pick up some more. If you are looking for something that has complex flavors and isn’t going to kill your budget look no further than the PSyKo Seven from Ventura Cigars. At $7.00 a stick it is really a cigar to beat in both price and quality.

Wrapper: Dominican Hybrid

Binder: Mexican Sumatra

Filler: Multiple Country Blend – Nicaraguan Ligero, Peruvian Pelo de Oro, Honduran Seco, Dominican Hybrid, Pennsylvanian Ligero.

Shapes: ROBUTSTO: 5.50” X 50 – TORO: 6.25” x 48 – GORDITO: 4.00” X 58 – GORDO: 6.00” X 60

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Taste: Mild-Medium with Distinct Transitions

 

Website: http://venturacigar.com/brands/psyko-seven

Cost: Around $7.00 a stick.

Rating 4.6 pints out of 5.