The Ezra Zion Reagan (first in their Honor Series), is a great semi-occasional cigar when you’re thinking about impressing some friends, but don’t want to break the bank. At upwards of $10, this good sized cigar (6 x 52) is not the best value for an “everyday smoke,” but it’s a great for celebrating a special moment.
From the outset, everything about this cigar is appealing. The smooth wrapper resembles dark chocolate with a bit of sheen. The veins are not pronounced, and the seamless cap is perfectly applied. The cigar feels well-packed when squeezed. The main band bears the Ezra Zion logo, while a second band at the foot bears the words “Reagan Honor Series” in embossed gold.
The pre-light aroma from the wrapper is of aged tobacco and oak while the foot has an aroma of deliciously sweet chocolate accentuated with dark cocoa. The initial draws were flavorful; chocolate, pepper, coffee. The burn line remained near perfect throughout, with solid light gray ash firmly holding. A good amount of smoke with each draw. The Nicaraguan qualities of this medium-full level strength cigar emerge early on, and remain for the duration. Overall, a very satisfying smoke.