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Ventura Cigar Co. “Dawn of Destiny” Cigar Review.

Dawn of Destiny

June 2019 – Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) announced today the addition of Chapter 3 to its Archetype Cigars story, with two new tobacco blends set to release in June at IPCPR 2019. These unique cigars, named Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny, are crafted by Cigar Master Ernesto Perez-Carrillo in his award-winning factory in the Dominican Republic. Perez-Carrillo and Michael Giannini, General Manager at Ventura Cigar, have a unique friendship which spans over the last 20 years, crossing paths at different points in their career journeys.

Inspired by the work of psychologist Dr. Carl Jung and mythographer Joseph Campbell, Archetype Cigars herald the Hero’s Journey, a common storytelling arc that has been shared across cultures, space and time.

Dawn of Destiny represents the hero’s return to reality as it travels across the threshold of flavor. A medium-full-bodied blend, this Perez-Carrillo-crafted cigar features a smooth wrapper from Ecuador, which surrounds a binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. Dawn of Destiny will be available in a 5 x 50 Robusto, 6 x 52 Toro, and 6 x 60 Gordo.

“Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is one-of-a-kind,” says Michael Giannini, General Manager for Ventura Cigars. “He and I go way back. We are champions of each other’s work in the cigar industry, and creative collaborators at points along the way. It made sense for us to team up and begin this new chapter of Archetype, forging a new path in its story, and celebrating a new phase in our careers. Ernesto’s a master crafter, as a creator of blends that treat the cigar smoker to an evolving flavor experience. Chapter 3 is going to be an exciting one for all of us- I just know it.”

A cigar that has a great looking appearance with a dark oily wrapper. The pre-light smell could engage anyone senses of some rich cocoa and deep hay like notes.

Journey Profile:

1st Third
Once lit the smoke was light bodied yet was rich in delicate flavors. Once smoked down a few inches in some black pepper notes were detected when retro-haling the smoke through the nose lingering on the palate.

2nd Third
Steady draw provided a full and rich aroma with a hearty texture. Aroma became richer and more luring as the cigar was smoked. Lingering with white peppery spice developed in the taste and was also present in the aroma.

Final 3rd
Bold flavors spice thru the nose and on the palate. Consistent spice of more black pepper notes. The flavor was deep and some what complex. Dense with some chocolate sweet taste on the finish of every puff.

Final Thoughts:

The cigar had medium to almost full strength that slowly developed and built to full with a long full flavored finish. Spiciness intensified with more black pepper notes developing in the cigar. There’s lots of hardy earthy flavors and a body that accentuated but not dominating the smoking experience. A very well made flavorful cigar that finished well and left a lasting impression.

Myron Gooch Sr.

Wrapper: Ecuadoran.
Binder: Ecuadoran.
Filler: Nicaragua.
Size: 5” x 50.
Rating: 90

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