The 5 Vegas Shorty was actually the first cigar I have ever smoked. I was at a friends place hanging out. We were out in his backyard to drink some beers, play cornhole and just enjoy ourselves. My friend brought out his humidor and offered everyone a smoke. Being new to cigars I didn’t want a big cigar incase I didn’t like it so I picked out one of these little ones that turned out to be the 5 Vegas Shorty.
Ok enough of my boring stories, lets get to the review!
The 5 Vegas Shorty’s are designed as a small, quick smoke. Depending on your smoking style you’re looking at getting 20 to 30 minutes of “smoke time”. They come in tins of 8 and are 4.25”x40 Torpedoes. At first look you might be discouraged, I mean I know your feelings guys, the size of the cigar matters right? Well don’t let the size get to you.
First look you notice the clean looking Cameroon wrapper. It’s appearance looks to be hand wrapped and there are slight inconsistencies. Not to say that that’s a bad thing, to the contrary my personal preference is that the cigar looks natural and not perfect as if machine made.
The filler is about a medium pack I would say. The cigar has a small amount of spongyness to it.
Lighting it you’ll find the draw to be very easy and no problem. That first hit you’ll get a preview of the good combo of flavors to come. You’ll taste a strong tobacco with light flirty hints of leather and coffee.
Just sit back because you’ll be enjoying the next 20 or so minutes folks!
The more time passes the leather and coffee slowing strengthens and you get some building in a peppery flavor. The flavors stay solid and I didn’t find myself being bothered by any bitterness or strong hits of flavor out of the blue. It stayed smooth and tasteful the entire time. Ash burn was good and didn’t flake. The burn was pretty straight but as it got down to the last quarter it was getting a little erratic but stayed in control.
The cigar is a medium body that builds in strength but never gets out of hand. Looking at my own cigar history I found this to honestly be a good starter cigar to share with friends and family as it was for me. It gives you a good idea of what to expect in cigars with the core flavors: tobacco, leather, coffee, chocolate and spice. It won’t bore you with blandness and just as important it won’t knock you out with too much strength.
On a scale of 5 I would give the 5 Vegas Short a solid 4.