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LOS ANGELES, CA (MONDAY, JUNE 09, 2014) –– Davidoff of Geneva USA and Rob Weiss are pleased to introduce the BG Meyer Standard Issue, an exciting new collaboration between the Hollywood writer, director, producer and Camacho Cigars. Weiss, a self-made challenger of convention, has been an avid cigar aficionado for over a decade. After joining Camacho’s “Board of the Bold” in 2013, an opportunity arose for Weiss to partner with Camacho on a label of his very own, the newly formed BG Meyer Co.
“The journey to find success in the entertainment industry is marked by many failures and fewer successes. It’s important to find happiness in the process. The same can be said for the cigar business. I have enjoyed the process of making these, almost as much as I have enjoyed smoking them. In the creation of cigars and stories there are similarities. You want your audience to feel fulfilled and fall in love. Whether it’s with a character who will influence their life, or a cigar that will accompany it,” said Rob Weiss.
The BG Meyer Standard Issue is a 100% Nicaraguan blend hand-built by AgroIndustrias Laepe S.A., in Danli, Honduras. The cigar is a medium to full intensity smoke featuring five different tobaccos that have aged for up to 8 years. Available in five popular formats, the Standard Issue is packed in boxes of twenty cigars and will retail from $8 to $10.
Robusto (50 x 5) / $8.00
Toro (50 x 6) / $8.50
Churchill (48 x 7) / $9.00
Figurado (54 x 6 1/8) / $9.50
Gordo (60 x 6) / $10.00
Wrapper: Habano Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua (Esteli)
Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli, Jalapa, Ometepe)
The cigar is very well made and for a robusto it has a pretty nice feel in the hand.
The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were a combination of sweet cedar, cocoa and cinnamon with a lot of earth and black coffee notes. The black pepper was rated at an 8.5. The cigar is medium bodied and there is no doubt it will move upward.
About one inch in and I noticed this cigar produces a lot of smoke. The flavors have settled down into a nice buttery, sweet cedar and cocoa. The cinnamon notes are subtle. There are still a lot of earth and coffee notes but the are secondary now. The cigar is medium to full bodied at this point. There are also some dry wood notes mixed into the other flavors. The flavor mix is very nice. The buttery notes taste very nice. The finish is a buttery cream with some lingering black pepper.
At the midpoint you still have the same flavor mix. The cinnamon pops in and out but it's still around. The cocoa also comes and goes in intensity. The black pepper has actually increased. It is now rated at a 9. You really get the greatest intensity when you retrohale. The finish is unchanged and it is quite nice. The cigar is still medium to full bodied.
The cigar ended with the flavor notes still jockying for dominance. They are all still there and at any given point you get more or less of each. The cigar is a low grade full bodied. The finish is the only thing that did not change. The buttery notes were quite nice in this cigar. The 3 main flavors of cedar, cocoa, and cinnamon worked very well with the buttery notes. The black pepper is a main player in this cigar. It is quite intense and tasty. These cigars should be available anywhere that handles Camacho cigars. I enjoyed this cigar very much.
The sheath that around the cigar had this inscribed on it.