Kevin Baxter and Tom Lazuka created the Asylum cigar series in collaboration with Christian Eiroa of Tabacaleras Unidas. With what many would say is a “take no prisoners” approach, Asylum Cigars is breaking out with a diversity of taste profiles and formats at very approachable prices, achieving their goal of appealing to a broad cigar audience at every level. Lazuka noted that the partnership with Tabacaleras Unidas provides a platform that gives him the ability to create full-body, high-palate-impact to truly flavorful medium bodied cigars. All of them are rolled with the finest available Nicaragua tobacco reserves and will leave you wanting more.
The wrapper has a slightly sweet and earthy smell. There is also a big earthy smell on the pre-light.
1st quarter: Construction was solid and provided a smooth and effortless draw. There was a generous amount of smoke with a little bit of sweetness on the palate. 2nd quarter: I found some spice in the nose along with earthy cedar notes. The character built slowly into a medium to full body. The burn was great, producing a nearly white and gray ash that held on well into this portion of the cigar. 3rd quarter: A consistent smooth draw gradually built into full body and full flavors. It offered complex characters and a creamy texture on the palate. 4th quarter: The strength further developed and the Straight Jacket will have you strapped into its full flavors. There was a bit of spice on the finish and through the nose, culminating in woody and earthy aromas.
The Asylum Straight Jacket is very well balanced and yet complex. It has a solid construction to match its full character – a full flavored and rich Gordo with a big tobacco profile.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Reviewed at: Man Cave.
Time Smoked: 2 hour 00 minutes.
Size: 7” x 70.