The Royal Return Queen’s Pearl by ADVentura

Is this cigar a treasure worth seeking out?

Cory Allen
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The Breakdown
Dominican, Ecuador, Nicaraguan
Vitola (Size)
Robusto (4 1/2 x 50)
Price (USD)

Ok it would be fairly easy for me to explain where the name of this cigar comes from, however it would be a long connected association of stories, and ain’t nobody got time fo dat. So that being said, I'll break it down for you simply. It is derived from a book. That book is connected to the company’s name. Said book is about treasure. A common treasure associated with women (Queen) is pearls. What does this all mean? Somehow it think it means women only care about expensive things and dumb men will do anything to provide it for them. Now let’s get into the cigar

Construction - The cigar is smooth with a slight sheen to it. It is surprisingly dense given the wrapper is so lightweight. One thing that annoyed me about this cigar is the band is aluminum, which in and of itself, I actually dig, however the aluminum band heated up just enough making the glue that binds it very tacky and it was challenging to remove. Other than that, A+ for construction.  

Burn - There was great consistency with this cigar allowing me to enjoy with minimal thought. The draw was annoyingly tight throughout but the smoke production was adequate, which was a nice surprise. Other than that, nothing else challenging, but also nothing to be enamored by either. 

Flavor - Hey who says they don’t like light shade Connecticut cigars? Well this guy, however I continue finding myself smoking them on a regular basis. What have I turned in to?! This cigar starts off with some slight pepper balanced out nicely with a smooth creaminess, a combination I'm beginning to enjoy more and more. Fruity aromatics smack your nostrils after each puff, enhancing the overall flavor profile. The pepper subsides and a nutty flavor begins to take its place with that wonderful smoothness making the combinations of flavors easy on the palate. The final 3rd is more of the same, which for me is very desirable in this cigar. Unfortunately like most Connecticut shades (here comes the broken record), a harsh bitterness rears its ugly head in the last inch or so, making me sigh and put it to rest. 

Decent smoke to try.


So what’s not to like? How about a price point of around $11.00? There are very few Connecticuts on the market I think are worth that price, and unfortunately this isn’t one of them. Don’t read what I am not writing though! It IS a good cigar, just not for the money. If it was more aligned within the $8.00 - $9.00 range, then we would have a real treasure on our hands
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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.