The Bottom Line – Nub: Gimmick or Genius?

The Bottom Line – Nub: Gimmick or Genius?

As an avid cigar smoker, I am always very skeptical when I see a new brand, size, shape, wrapper, etc etc. The way I figure it, people have been rolling and smoking incredible cigars  since at least the 19th Century…surely they have figured out the best way to do it. However, this brand Nub has been getting quite a lot of attention lately. Is this just a clever sales ploy or are they about to change the cigar game forever? To answer this, I did a little research…which of course included smoking one of these sticks.

First things first, what’s the idea behind such a silly looking cigar? We all know that when you light a cigar, the first inch or two is deceiving. It is often spicier than the cigar really tastes and will usually notgive off the strength or boldness that the cigar may really possess. So, someone somewhere thought, “Hey, what if I could create a cigar that will taste awesome the entire way through…?” So, somehow, allow the complexities, the fill flavor and intricacies to be on display from the very get-go. The key here is whether they can actually deliver the flavor of this cigar from the start and somehow let you keep it…all without burning too fast.

Next, who makes these things? I was very leery at first. Was this some new joint that just set up shop and decided they were going to be big time cigar manufacturers? No. This is the Oliva family here. These folks make some incredible cigars. If anyone knows how to make a great stick, it’s these guys. So, when they say are going to do something, the deliver. On top of that, they have the manpower, the experience and the resources to make this sort of thing happen. I’m now very interested.

Lastly, let’s look at the materiels. Oliva is known for making incredible quality cigars out of incredible materials. Nub is no exception. I smoked the 464T out of the Connecticut series. This included a Connecticut wrapper (duh), and Nicaraguan filler and binder.
considered buying a complete box of (Headley Grange by Crowned Heads and Padron’s 1964 Anniversary Edition were the other two). I received this today as a birthday present and I decided to give it a go. I can’t review it in the standard fashion because there is no 1/3 2/3 3/3 like normal sticks. This cigar literally smoked the same the entire length…Not only that, but the smoke was smooth, flavorful, intricate and just plain incredible. I don’t usually like the spice that builds toward the end of a smoke, so I bail kind of early on most cigars. This stubby diamond was smoked until my lips burned. I will tell you as a friend, as a brother: buy these cigars!

I hope this answers any questions or possible concerns you may have had. Oliva via Nub delivers an incredible smoke. Don’t let the size or shape fool you, this truly is a 90+ cigar.



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