Our Score (3 / 5)
- RH – 69% for 10 weeks
- MSRP – $297.50 for a box of 50
- Smoke Time – 41 minutes
- Wrapper – Mexican San Andrés
- Binder – Nicaraguan
- Filler – Nicaraguan
- Length – 4.5
- Ring Gauge – 42
Initial Reactions and Appearance
The Jericho Hill Shot has no major veins running through the leaf of the wrapper, and the unlit draw gives off a subtle sweetness.
A little leathery and toasty, Jericho Hill Shot starts off smooth and subtle. None of the flavors are in your face, but they’re present enough to make the smoke quite pleasant. The draw itself is good, though it could be a bit looser. As the first third reaches its end, the leather flavors intensify.
Jericho Hill Shot is still leathery on the second third, but a slight bitterness follows the flavor. The ash on mine held well, but the wrapper burned faster than the filler, making the second third less pleasant than the first.
I corrected the burn issues and the leather flavors held strong, but Jericho Hill Shot doesn’t have much else going on to add to the complexity aside from a little creaminess at the end. A decent stick, but the burn issue takes it down just a little bit.