Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect Robusto

The Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect Robusto Cigar is a fantastic smoke in the Hiram & Solomon range. The brand craft premium handmade cigars inspired by the ideals of Freemasonry.

Created by Mason brothers, Fouad Kashouty and George Dakrat, Hiram & Solomon are for Freemason smokers who want to share a good cigar together and non-Mason smokers, with the aim to teach them more about the history of Freemasonry.

About the Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect Robusto

Owner: Hiram & Solomon
Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan Seco Habano (Jalapa)
Filler: Nicaraguan (2 types of Ligero from Estelí & Jalapa), Paraguay
Strength: Medium
Size: Robusto (5 x 52)

Reviewed by: Ross from the Windsor shop

“It is appropriate that a society founded on the principles of architecture, which symbolizes the terms of that science to moral purposes, and whose members profess to be architects of a spiritual temple should view the Divine Being, under whose holy law they are constructing that edifice, as their Master Builder or Great Architect. Sometimes, but less correctly, the title ‘Grand Architect of the Universe’ is found.”

The Beginning

The Grand Architect Robusto opens with a tiger uppercut. Peppery adventure with a bright lemony finish. Fifteen minutes in, this is pretty delightful. The pepper notes have subsided after the opening, leaving a nice dry, woody flavour dominating.

The Middle

The strength bumps up a notch, but this is still a medium-bodied smoke. I really enjoy the slight dryness with hints of coffee in there.

The End

The dryness continues with deeper notes of rich earth and coffee. Strength increases a bit toward the end, but still comfortably in the medium-full range.

Burn

A really steady burn throughout, which is down to the great blend and construction. No touch ups were needed.

Draw

Average smoke time for a cigar this size, draw had bite to it and gave a decent smoke output.

Overall

You don’t have to be in the Masonic brotherhood to enjoy this cigar. After all, the brotherhood of cigars trumps all. Medium to full body cigar with a delightfully rustic aroma. The Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect is a cigar no one should miss.

Ross Rating: 8/10

What alcoholic drink would I pair the Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect Robusto with?

I have been trying lots of Bourbon recently, and the Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey pairs so well with cigars.

What soft drink would I pair the Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect Robusto with?

I love to pair Hiram & Solomon cigars with Mirinda Orange.

Would I smoke the Hiram & Solomon Grand Architect Robusto again?

Yes, I have been a fan of all of the Hiram & Solomon cigars so far. Really good blends and fantastic construction.

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