Hammer & Sickle | Trademark Series Moscow Maduro

Hammer Sickle Trademark Maduro

Cigar Specs and Brand


  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Strength: Very Mild
  • Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
  • Binder: Dominican
  • Filler: Dominican
  • Located in Lowell, MA
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Before the Smoke

Fresh out of the cellophane, this cigar had a very dark, rough-looking, toothy wrapper. No visible defects present.

Cold Draw

Very deep woodsy notes followed by barnyard and hay.

First Third

After a few puffs into the first third, immediate sweet cedar and nuttiness with a hint of dried fruit-like note in the mix.

The draw was a bit tight and I found myself *rolling the cigar a few times.

The burn line was starting to get a little wavy but not out of control. The cigar’s body was very mild at this point.  Towards the end of the first third, the retrohale became creamier–almost a vanilla frosting creamy but not a sweet. More like a homemade frosting made by someone who doesn’t bake and know what they are doing in the kitchen.

Hammer Sickle Trademark Maduro

*rolling refers to when a cigar’s draw is a little tight. Depending on the way it was rolled, sometimes you can roll it between your index finger and thumb while putting a little pressure. This can loosen the fillers and create a smoother draw. Naturally, the cigar’s heat should soften the leafs and provide a smoother draw.

Second Third

As the cigar burned through the second third, the fruity notes intensified leaving the sweet cedar, cream and nuttiness in the background. It reminded me of the mixed dry fruit in a bag you get at a grocery store. I also want to mention it was more on the sweeter side, not tangy or bitter.

The draw began to loosen up as the cigar made its way through the second third and the burn line corrected itself.

Hammer Sickle Trademark Maduro

Final Third

The fruitiness was in full force. Much like the second third, the hints of sweet cedar and sweet novice home-made vanilla-like frosting in the mix.

The burn line was kept a straight mark. The cigar had finally let go of any tightness in the draw.

From start to finish, the cigar kept a very mild body.

Final Thoughts

I’ll be honest, I was expecting this stick to be a more full body cigar. Prior to reviewing, I don’t look up information about the stick to ensure I have a 100% authentic review. I was hoping for a little more body in this but I am someone who loves a full bodied maduro on a regular basis.

Now, there is nothing wrong with a mild cigar. I would definitely recommend this to a novice cigar smoker– someone who is just getting into the cigar scene.

Other than the intensity of the fruitiness, sweet cedar and cream, this cigar was more one dimensional–which is never a bad thing.

Insight:

Made at the Davidoff Factory, this blend is carefully aged four-years. It is comprised of a proprietary blend of local Dominican tobaccos, aged from three to five years, that unite to provide a truly flavorful mild cigar experience.

For the Connecticut enthusiast, Trademark Series Connecticut is constructed of the same fillers and binder as its maduro wrapped cousin, but instead is finished with a golden aged Connecticut wrapper.

Where to get this cigar and others in the brand family

This cigar and several others were provided by my good friend and fellow Distinguished Ruffian, James Sorlin-Davis. If you are interested in learning more about this brand or would like to purchase, contact James via email , Instagram, or Facebook

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