This was a celebration stick for me and very fitting for the occasion. Honestly, the spicy flavors tasted like a mildly peated scotch, very smooth and rich. Very happy with the stick, however, I don t think I would pay the price. Just under this price point in the $8-10 range are arguably better smokes. So, for me, the value is just not justified, unless this cigar was in this range. Anyway, I still recommend trying this cigar, excellent flavor spicy, peated, smooth, and savory goodness , almost perfect construction wrapping job was slightly sloppy and the burn was quite wavy , and beautiful presentation.