Friend of mine gave me one to try because his local shop recommended it over his favorite, the Liga Privada No. 9. Liga s are so hard to find and the price is way too much IMHO . All I can say is that this stick surprisingly blew me away. I was impressed by its awesome construction, appearance and flavor. My palette isn t mature enough to start naming all the flavors but I will say that it didn t make me feel like I drank a cup of ashtray water afterwards. The draw was impeccable and my only complaint was the burn. While it stayed lit with no issues, the ash didn t development as smoothly as I would like but that did not affect the smoke. But I m not that picky when I didn t pay for it. I typically take my time and try to make it last for about 45 min to an hour with each stick I try- no matter the size. For this one, it lasted a good 45 mins before got to the halfway point. The whole time I had thick rich and flavorful smoke. Unfortunately I had to go but it would have lasted 1-1/2 hour easily. It was that good!