Phenom No. 1 by FQ Cigars

How Phenomenal is this cigar?

Cory Allen
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The Breakdown
Ecuadorian Connecticut
Dominican & Nicaragua
Vitola (Size)
Robusto (5 x 50)
Price (USD)

I really enjoyed reviewing this one because for the first time in a long time, I had to expectations sitting on the table for me. No hype or criticism.. Just myself being one with the cigar.

Immediately I noticed how great the construction on this sample was for having a very light Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, one of which was unexpectedly oily as well. I had no issues with the burn to speak of and actually this cigar produced a very stunning thick white ash that when left behind, resembled an Albino looking sugar snake firework.

I thought the flavor of this cigar was typical and nothing about it screams profound, yet despite being tame, it was somehow pretty satisfying. A consistent balance of sweet and savory was palatable for sure, but it did lack just a bit in the complexity I thought the combination of tobaccos might give me.

The price of this cigar is certainly satisfying coming in at $7.00 a stick. If you just want to smoke and not ponder over the experience, this is a good cigar to grab. 



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Fernandez Quiroga is committed to creating prestigious cigars with character, distinguished by their elegance and complexity, since 2013.  These outstanding cigars are the result of rigorous attention to detail, for FQ accepts nothing less then excellence.  This uncompromisingly independent spirit, dedicated to unostentatious achievement, exemplifies the inimitable elegance for which FQ is known.

Cory Allen
Host of The Hot Ticket Podcast. Cory isn’t your prototypical cigar smoker. He’s a testament to today’s modern smoker. Having smoked his first cigar at the age 18, he immediately gained an affinity for this seemingly exclusive pastime, and specifically one that is not popular amongst those categorized as "Millennials" Today, Cory continues to indulge in some of the most highly rated and regarded cigars in the industry and is always seeking to get his grubby little hands on the next great smoke.