16 Nov 2013
With a name like Straight Jacket, you’d expect a cigar strong enough to wrestle you to the ground and wrap you around the throat. Couple it with Christian Eiroa, one of the fathers of modern full-strength cigars, and it would seem an even better bet. Surprisingly, I didn’t find it that way. Oh, the six-inch Toro is powerful, a spicy $9 smoke with a bit of pepper and a long, satisfying finish. But if it’s strength you crave, I’d recommend Eiroa’s eponymous line. Just don’t ignore Straight Jacket. Or you’ll miss an immensely enjoyable smoke.
Verdict = Buy.