Noel Rojas has established himself as the King of the Small Guage when it comes to cigars. He has several vitolas and blends already in his line including the Statement and Bluebonnet. When I heard that he was releasing a new cigar for his reputation namesake called the KSG I knew that I had to try it.
The King of Small Guage cigar (KSG) is a Lancero in shape and Maduro in type. The KSG opens up with a sweet hint of chocolate immediately with the first dry draw and draw. This flavor is only enhanced with my first retrodraw which was around my fourth draw of the stick. Throughout the entire stick I was able to pick up on the sweet notes of the chocolate along with some floral notes about halfway through the smoke.
When a cigar will present a change in aroma, notes, and you are able to pick it up on your pallet, you know that you have a complex stick from a master blender. Noel has lived up to his reputation as a blender and a roller with this particular blend. The fact that it is a Lancero, small gauge, only brings out that flavor sooner and stronger than larger gauges.
The KSG lasted for a bit over an hour and in the last third of the stick I noticed that the flavor began to shift to your standard leathery, earthy notes, but also with a bit of spice which is a great way to finish a smoke.
My pairing for this smoke was with a George Dickel small batch Tennessee Whiskey which brought complimented the sweet notes of the cigar for an enjoyable experience. If you have never had the opportunity to enjoy a Rojas Cigar then I encourage you to check him out Underground Cigar Shop.
In closing I recommend adding the KSG by Noel Rojas to your collection and try out the rest of Rojas Cigars to grow your collection and pallet.