Country of Origin: Honduras
Binder: Brazil Mata Fina
Filler: Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic
Size: 5 inches
Ring Gauge: 54
BG Meyer Gigantes size
Cigar Café Rating: G – Good
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the BG Meyer Gigantes because I had never heard of it. It is actually made by Camacho but there is nothing on the box or wrapper that would indicate that it is a Camacho made cigar even though Davidoff of Geneva manufactures it. Having the name “Davidoff” connected to it should be a good sign right away. To complicate things even more, BG Meyer is its own brand by Camacho. Camacho makes cigars for some well-renowned individuals that let’s them put their own brand. Some of those individuals with such privilege include the likes of Mike Ditka, Matt Booth, and Rob Weiss. Rob Weiss is the brainchild behind this cigar. You may recognize Rob’s name because it has been attached to TV shows Entourage and Ballers. This particular cigar is named after Rob’s pet rottweiler, Big Meyer.
The cigar has a dark maduro appearance, which led me to be a little reluctant because I am typically not a fan of overly bold cigars. Supposedly, the wrapper is a leaf that has rested since 2007 and the tobacco filler has to be aged a minimum of 6 years. The smell of the cigar was very pleasant and not overwhelming. It had a nice tight roll and a dry draw gave nice earthy flavors of grass and hay.
The cigar lit well and it was not as strong as I thought it might be. It was more of a medium body that gave off flavors of wood with some spices intermingling. Given the maduro wrapper and my usual aversion to that, I was pleasantly surprised by how full-flavored it was but not overpowering.
As I got in to this portion of the cigar, I could tell that things were transitioning a little bit. Initially I was getting flavors of grass while it still maintained its medium body but it slowly transitioned in to flavors that are more coffee and its strength increasing gradually. Still very enjoyable.
The final portion of the cigar definitely became more of a strong-bodied cigar but I still enjoyed it. Flavors of leather with spices and pepper now dominated the cigar. It became the cigar I thought it would be and that is not a bad thing. I actually enjoyed it up until the last little bit which is not surprising for me and my relationship with the last little bit of cigars.
BG Meyer Gigantes Overall:
I liked the BG Meyer. I think people who do not typically like a bold cigar and those that tend to gravitate to a bold cigar would both enjoy it.