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This week we are photographing and reviewing a God of Fire by Carlito 2007, a product released through collaborative effort between Keith K. Park of Prometheus and Carlos Fuente Jr. God Of Fire cigars, produced in Dominican Republic at Tabacalera A.Fuente y Cia, come in two different blends.
From God Of Fire website:
The second band signifies who blended the cigar and what year the cigar was made. Carlos Fuente, Sr. and his son, Carlito Fuente, have blended the God of Fire cigars. God of Fire by Don Carlos uses the Ecuadorian wrapper whereas God of Fire by Carlito, Cameroon. We are absolutely honored by the special blends created by the two legendary cigar makers.
The presentation of God of Fire by Carlito 2007 is near perfection. That goes for box design, packaging, band story and obviously the cigar itself. Although I prefer simplicity when it comes to artistic delivery, I can appreciate a band that is not too obtrusive, yet tells an interesting story. In this case, we have a Greek tale of Prometheus being punished by Zeus for stealing fire and giving it to mortals. Neat ! As mentioned above, God of Fire by Carlito 2007 was sporting a Cameroon oily wrapper, with a bit of tooth to it, that lacked any veins and had few visible seams. After clipping the cap, two samples had a perfect draw. Not too loose, not too tight. Just what the doctor prescribed. In flavor department, more accolades. I have experienced an array of flavors – sweetness, nuttiness, honey, leather, woodiness. There were moments that reminded me of your typical Cuban ‘grassiness.’ All was smooth and well balanced. Construction and burn on the God of Fire by Carlito 2007 were top notch, hands down. In fact, I’m tempted to say that this specific cigar took the trophy, for me personally, for the best ash I have ever experienced in my life. The proof is depicted below.
God of Fire by Carlito 2007 was definitely an enjoyable experience both from smoker’s as well as photographer’s perspective. One will probably ask “why don’t we see folks smoking God Of Fire on regular basis ?” Well, unfortunately there is a small obstacle, actually $20+ obstacle. We are living a cigar-smoker dream at this moment. Quality control is at its best, variety is peaking through the roof but unfortunately disposable cash is hard to find. Your average Joe, 9 times out of 10 will reach for the $10 cigar, which today should / could provide similar quality and experience, and will most likely wait for that “special moment” to enjoy God Of Fire by Carlito or Don Carlos.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Construction > Great
Burn > Amazing
Enjoy > Yes
Recommend > Yes
Buy > Yes
* DISCLAIMER: God of Fire by Carlito 2007 cigars were gifted by Keith K. Park of Prometheus. Keith’s generosity had no impact on the actual experience. The cigar spoke for itself.