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The Ash Diaries: Small Batch White Series Lancero and Salomones

Updated: Apr 9, 2023

Hello my dear readers, today I am thrilled to share with you the fascinating story behind one of the most exciting brands in the cigar industry - Cavalier Cigars. This brand was born out of the passion and expertise of its founder, Sebastien Decoppet. A true cigar lover, Sebastien grew up in Switzerland surrounded by the culture of tobacco and cigars. After moving to the United States, his passion for cigars never faded. Eventually, he decided to combine his two passions and create Cavalier Cigars.

Cavalier Cigars prides itself on its attention to detail, quality, and craftsmanship. They use only the finest tobacco leaves, and each cigar is meticulously rolled by hand, ensuring that each one is a work of art. The brand's commitment to excellence is evident in the quality of their products and has quickly earned them a reputation as one of the premier boutique cigar brands in the industry. They have become rather well known for the 24 carat gold leaf diamond that is applied to each and everyone of their cigars. Due to the melting temp of gold, tobacco never gets hot enough to affect the chemistry of it, so therefore you can smoke through the gold diamond and it beautifully imprints it's self on to the ash. If you're searching for a real instagram moment, do the long ash challenge with one of these.

Now, let's talk about two of Cavalier's most sought-after cigars - the small batch Lancero and Salomones.

Cavalier Cigars Small Batch White Series Lancero

The small batch Lancero is a true masterpiece, and it's easy to see why it has become so popular among cigar connoisseurs. The Lancero is a long and slender cigar, measuring in at 7 1/2 inches with a ring gauge of 40. This shape is particularly challenging to roll, which is why it's usually only made in small batches. The Lancero is made with a blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Ecuadorian tobaccos, resulting in a cigar with a smooth and creamy smoke, filled with complex flavors of black pepper, cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate. As I constantly say, the difference between a good cigar and a great one is the journey it takes you on, and the Lancero truly does that you on an undulating flavour journey! The draw is effortless, and the burn is even, making for an enjoyable smoking experience from start to finish. As you all know by now, as a non-drinker I look for non-alcoholic pairings and with this stunning and complex lancero I find an equally delicate and complex tea worked the best, in particular the Lalani and Co Saemidori Kabusecha 2022, one of the best green teas available anywhere in the world.

Cavalier Cigars Small Batch White Series Lancero

Another standout from Cavalier Cigars is the Salomones. This unique cigar is a true work of art, with a distinctive shape that is sure to impress. From what I understand, it was only in recent history that the straight sided cigar shape has been popular, otherwise, historically it was the double Figurado that ruled the markets! The imposing and magnicifencet stature of this smoke illustrates why this viola was preferred for so many years!

Cavalier Cigars Small Batch White Series Salomones

The Salomones measures in at 7 inches with a tapered end and a ring gauge that varies from 50 to 57. This cigar is also made with a blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Ecuadorian tobaccos, resulting in a smoke that is bold and flavorful. The first third of the Salomones is filled with notes of cedar and leather, followed by hints of coffee and earth in the second third. The final third is where the flavors really come alive, with bold notes of dark chocolate and a touch of spice. Through out the entire smoke there is an elegance and refine that lets you know you are smoking something blended to perfection that is balanced in flavour and strength. The Salomones is a complex and satisfying smoke, with a long and flavorful finish. I find the extra tobacco provides the illusion of being slight fuller body then the lancero so I actually prefer going with something a little fuller in flavour, so Lalani and Co's Silver Buds have been a wonderful pairing!

Cavalier Cigars Small Batch White Series Salomones

In conclusion, Cavalier Cigars is a brand that is dedicated to quality, craftsmanship, and excellence. Their small batch Lancero and Salomones are two exceptional cigars that are sure to impress even the most discerning of cigar smokers. If you're looking for a premium smoking experience, I highly recommend giving these cigars a try. You won't be disappointed!

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