The Label Factor:
All the sticks in the Paul Stulac portfolio contain the same crest against various colored background. You’ll know the White Blinding Light well….because it’s white! The text above “Paul Stulac” reads “Regalo De Dios”, which translates to “Gift from God”, letting you know this cigar was crafted by a divine being, apparently residing in Miami, Florida.
What We Liked:
It’s not hard to buy-in to this being rolled by some divine creator. If you close your eyes and let your fingers slide up and down the cigar, you’ll be hard pressed to locate any veins popping up. Performance was magnificent, with an excellent draw and near flawless burn. No doubt about it, the White Blinding Light is a well made stick.
Starting off, the main notes are off pepper and leather. Everything I’ve been smoking recently starts with pepper and almost immediately dies off. That is not the case with the White Blinding Light. Pepper lovers: you’ve found your new go-to. It’s never an overpowering amount of spice, but it remains throughout the hour and a half session you’ll need to power through the White Blinding Light.
Outside of leather and spice, earth and wood are the main attractions. There are notes of oak and also hay, but not in a foul tasting way like I’ve experienced in the past. There is a bit of sweetness at the halfway point, though it was difficult to put a specific flavor to it. I would have liked the sweetness present throughout, as it proved a nice compliment to the main notes of pepper and earth.
What We Didn’t Like:
There are two things that I can imagine people finding issue with in the White Blinding Light. First up, is the fact that there is a strong but not overpowering amount of pepper throughout. Personally, every now and then I enjoy a change of pace stick like the WBL.
Secondly, the WBL lands firmly in the earth side of cigar flavor profiles. There is not a whole lot of sweetness to be had. I wish there was a bit more as it would have brought some nice balance. Having only smoked the Toro vitola, I’m hopeful the other sizes may help alleviate this issue. I’m lookin’ at you Lancero!
Should You Try/Buy It:
Fo shizzle. After trying the White Blinding Light, I’m very curious about the other sticks in the Paul Stulac lineup, in addition to hunting down the Lancero vitola of the WBL. If you’re new to the brand or a veteran, there is no good reason to avoid trying this cigar.
Interested in trying the White Blinding Light? You can purchase it here.