A native of Denmark, Michael Lington moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career and became a United States citizen in 2008. He was a part of the famed Tivoli Boys Guard, which thrilled the Queen of Denmark for her 50th birthday celebration. In 2012, Lington once again performed for the Danish royal family, marking the fifth time he’s held center stage. When not recording music or performing, he manages his own cigar company (Michael Lington Cigars), creates his own boutique line of red and white wines (Lington Wines), and also serves as a cigar columnist for Wine and Jazz magazine.
For years, Lington has been a passionate lover of fine cigars, so it is my great pleasure to introduce to you his line of premium handmade cigars manufactured in Honduras. They are made for the everyday smoker but are also complex enough for the aficionado to enjoy.
The Michael Lington (ML) Classic has a silky, pale brown wrapper that is smooth to the touch. Make sure to inhale the great pre-light aroma at the foot of this cigar. It has an effortless draw that delivers big clouds of dense, creamy smoke and a very gray ash. While it is slightly complex, it is also very well balanced. My only issue was that midway through, an uneven burn started and I had to relight twice. The issue resolved itself after I removed the band.
Overall, the ML Classic is a mild and tasty Honduran cigar with a Connecticut wrapper. It has the right amount of complexity and with great aromas and flavors to satisfy your palette. I would recommend pairing this smoke with his latest CD (“Soul Appeal”) and a bottle of his Lington Trio.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Time Smoked: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes
Cost: Sampler 6Pk $39.99
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut.
Size: 5 x 52.