Brand: Ramon Bueso Country: Honduras
Size: Robusto Extra 5.5 x 50 Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
The Label Factor:
Drew Estate continues with the good labels here. Wait…what? My producer is telling me this isn’t a Drew Estate cigar. Okay. This is the Genesis The Project by Ramon Bueso. Yes, I see that on the label. Okay, but what about the eerily similar style? I mean, it has Genesis in cursive against a lightly checkered white background. I guess adding that black bar at the bottom is the biggest distinguishing factor. And, now that I inspect more closely, the paper it’s printed on is of a lower quality. Still, though, I love the style of Liga labels so it would be hypocritical of me not to like this as well.
What We Liked:
The Liga Privada Genesis looks fantastic. What’s that? No more Liga jokes? Okay, that was the last one…I swear. The dark, oily wrapper looks great and I bought the ashtray sampler, which is supremely cool. In terms of smoke production, this bad-boy puts out more smoke than a factory in a country with limited environmental regulations. Also, take a look at the photos — the Genesis burned with a razor sharp edge all the way down to my fingernails.
Good news! The similarity to the Liga line is more than skin deep. The Genesis starts off with creamy, coffee-like flavor and develops some light spice and leather hints after a few good puffs. But wait! There’s more. The deliciousness doesn’t end there. Further into the smoke you will discover nuttiness that compliments the creamy spice perfectly with the finish bringing back the coffee flavor for a fantastically delicious conclusion.
With all the delicious flavors, this could be a $10 stick and nobody would bat an eyelash, if that is really something people do. With individual sticks going for $5 and box prices driving that down even cheaper, Genesis The Project by Ramon Bueso is the definition of value. Look it up.
What We Didn’t Like:
Hmm, let’s think about this. You can pick these cigars up for less than $3 a pop if you find the right deal. They’re delicious and well built and gorgeous. So, what didn’t I like? I didn’t like when my fingertips started getting hot from smoking the Genesis down to a nub.
Should You Try/Buy It:
It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your cigar budget is, you should absolutely try this cigar. It’s cheap and delicious so there is no excuse not to. As of this writing, you can buy these cigars for less than $3 a piece. Give it a shot and you might discover your new go-to smoke. I just found mine.