Balmoral, Royal Agio
Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Masivo

Vitola: Rothschild Masivo
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 55

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade USA
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Olor, Pennsylvania 41, Stalk Cut Brazilian Mata Norte
Blender/Creator:
Factory: Royal Agio Cigars Factory
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: August 7, 2019
Price: Gift
Date Smoked: September 2, 2020

Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Masivo

10/07/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 200: 1.25-Mile Cigar
 Anejo XO, Balmoral, Connecticut Shade, Dominican Republic, Ecuadorian, Rothschild Masivo, Royal Agio, Sumatra This Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Masivo is probably not my favorite Connecticut Cigar, but it is very enjoyable with creamy smooth chewy smoke with some nuanced tobacco flavors the slightly sweet honey nuts.

It’s an end of an Era
As with all the other Balmoral Cigars, this Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Masivo… is no longer in production.

Today was probably one of the last times that I’ll be able to just “Kiss” this cigar for mouthfuls of creamy, chewy smoke… I think I’m down to my last two.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


07/26/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 165: 1.25-Mile Cigar
Let’s see if I can get a few more steps from this morning’s Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut.


07/26/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 126: 1.25-Mile Cigar
Anejo XO, Balmoral, Connecticut Shade, Dominican Republic, Ecuadorian, Rothschild Masivo, Royal Agio, Sumatra What a smooth way to start the day with my 5-Mile Cigar-Walk this morning and the Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut in Rothschild Masivo (5.0” x 55, Robusto)… My only complaint was that it didn’t last long enough. Turns out, this was only a 1.25-Mile cigar.

Maybe because the weather is warmer than the last time I smoked this while walking last April or, it’s because it was too much to have cigar in-hand and I could resist smoking it… I was hoping for a longer-lasting morning smoke.

Oh well, maybe next time

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


04/17/2020
Anejo XO, Balmoral, Connecticut Shade, Dominican Republic, Ecuadorian, Rothschild Masivo, Royal Agio, Sumatra, COVID-19 Cigar Walk 3.28Mi (5.26Km)
Day 25
For future reference, I’ll repeat this again for posterity’s sake… We have all been “Ordered” by the Governor of Oregon to Stay in Place (Stay at Home) during this COVID-19 pandemic. Today is day 25.

So, what this means and how I’ve adapted is to incorporate my workouts (gyms are closed) with my “Daily Cigar” via the “Cigar Walk”. So far, so good, I’m still not used to detecting some of the subtler and nuanced tobacco flavors in the morning cold Spring air as well as smoking a cigar while walking… a new experience for sure.

Finding a cigar that matches the walking route or visa-versa is what I look forward to choosing every day now that we are to “Stay in Place”. It’s been a new journey determining what cigars are suitable for a two-mile walk and what works for a three-mile walk.

This morning selection in the Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Masivo was a perfect companion on today’s 3.28-mile trek. Creamy smooth and chewy smoke were great companions to keep my company this morning.

I can’t wait to do it again with the Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Masivo.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

Stay Healthy
Stay Safe


10/23/2019
Cigar Aficionado just awarded the Balmoral Connecticut a 92 rating. I really enjoyed my first one a few weeks ago, let’s try it again.


09/19/2019
This is the first time I’ve smoked this Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Masivo a gift from Sellwood Cigar and I had a pretty nice experience with it. I can’t wait to try it again.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


The Experience

Appearance:Smooth
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Nutty
Strength: Mild/Medium
Body: Mild/Medium
Finish: Long
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1