I would rate this cigar as a top shelf cigar – while I am not generally a fan of Connecticut cigars, this one is the exception and turned out to be an enjoyable and memorable smoke. This cigar would be perfect for occasions that you want to provide a quality cigar for your guests which would be suited for beginning and experienced smokers. The flavor profile makes me think that this cigar would pair incredibly well with premium coffee or a good whiskey or scotch. If you are looking for a full bodied cigar then this won’t hit the mark, but if you’re looking for a pleasurable, relaxing smoke then this one fits the bill. My research has shown that this cigar is a Thompson exclusive – the manufacture suggested retail is $8.75 per stick however you can get a box of 10 for about $50 or visit their auction site and get these gems for less than $2.00 per stick – at that price point I will be adding more of these to my collection because I am sure the remaining cigars from my box will be quickly enjoyed.