This tiny figurado is dominated by its large, attractive burgundy and gold band. It is skillfully draped in an oily Nicaraguan Habano wrapper leaf and finished with a closed foot. The wrapper leaf is a dark auburn color with minimal veins. The length of the cigar is overly firm with no soft spots. The cap is fairly thick and squarely mounted. My punch cutter cuts cleanly and leaves no stray shards of filler tobacco.
Flavor & Cold Draw:
The pre-light aroma is dark and toasty with a tiny hint of nutmeg. The cold draw is woody with notes of black pepper, toast, cedar, and leather. Once lit the flavor profile is consistently complex with balanced notes of crushed black pepper, cedar, earth, rich tobacco and a slight hint of nutmeg on the back of the pallet.
Burn & Smoking Characteristics:
The BMC Quickie draws nicely and pulls plenty of flavorful smoke. The burn is slow and steady with a total smoking time of 50 minutes. The burn is fairly even and the compact grey ash grows to about an inch before the first drop. The subsequent drops are few and far between.
Conclusion of the BMC Quickie:
With a name like “Quickie” this tiny stick is deceptive. I was expecting a 20-30 minute, sub-par smoke. Instead, I was treated to nearly an hour of deliciously complex smoke. Despite the figurado shape the cigar draws perfectly and produces tons of smoke. I was worried that the burn would be too hot in the final third to enjoy it but I didn’t have a problem with it. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this cigar.
Have you ever smoked the BMC Quickie? What did you think?
Size: 4.5” x 50
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano