Royal Gold HRS cigars are the latest from Swisher International's Royal Gold Cigars. The cigars are handmade in Honduras by Nestor Plasencia using a blend of Nicaraguan Habano Rosado wrappers, African Cameroon binders, and 3 different Nicaraguan longfillers. Intended to evoke the High Roller lifestyle, the deliver a flavorful, medium-bodied profile that's pleasant and very well-made. This is a worthy addition to any humidor, so pick your size and grab a box.
I received a box of these free with a purchase. I was hesitant since they are from Swisher, but I was pleasantly surprised.The wrapper is very soft, almost velvety. It was fairly well constructed, and had no flaws in it. The draw was a little tight, but that s to be expected in a torpedo. The taste went from spice, to a fruity, almost peachy taste, to a buttery taste not unlike a Montecristo Silver.However, it burned pretty badly. It one sided several times to where I had to even it out.But, all in all, a very decent cigar.
I received a box for free a little after Thanksgiving 2013, and since then, I have attempted to smoke four of them. And when I say attempted, it s because one of them was so poorly constructed, the broadleaf had cracked in four places.Every one of them cracked at some point during the smoke. Either around the label or the cap especially. If these were not torpedo, they may have fared better.The burn also one sided often on them. Half of them fixed, the others required a bit of work. And some of them seemed to clog halfway through as well, but they all eased out after.The taste is still incredible, though. It s not top notch premium, but it s something you can hand out to a friend. That is, if you don t mind the occasional flaw.