M356 Presto

4 1/2 X 48 Rothchild

Wrapper: Dominican Habano Ligero

Binder and Filler: Dominican


F55 Quattro Expressivo

5 X 50 Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra 2003

Binder and Filler: Dominican


I really wanted to take the opportunity to talk about these smokes again since the rumor is that they are quickly becoming scarce.  Really, this is a tale of 2 very different smokes.  The Quattro blend has been getting a great deal of attention lately due to the #2 rating the Churchill got in Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 list last year.  But I never like churchills very much so I went with the robusto.

First off, the M356 is a stronger smoke than the F55.  It has a lot of pepper and spice mixed with wood flavors.  The F55 on the other hand is medium and has a sweetness and cedar wood flavors.  I really like both blends and would rate both box worthy, so go get some while you still can.