Kurt Kendall’s 7-20-4 Dog Walker Cigar Review
Kurt Kendall’s 7-20-4 brand is a name that has been rejuvenated from R.G. Sullivan’s famed building on 724 Elm Street in Manchester, N.H. which began in 1874. R.G. Sullivan’s building was one of the largest cigar manufacturers in the world. After the Cuban Embargo in 1963, the name became a piece of history. That is until now.
Kurt Kendall has been collecting memorabilia from from the 7-20-4 brand and building and found the opportunity to bring the name back to life. He has been in the cigar retail business for many years and it is wonderful to see his passion come through into these cigars.
In this video I am enjoying the “Dog Walker”- a great little petite corona with a lot of flavor. The blend in this size makes this a bold little smoke! The blend includes tobaccos from Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, Columbia, and has a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper.
There are a lot of wonderful complex flavors going on in this enjoyable smoke, and the body builds towards the end of the smoke for a nice finish. I’ve really been enjoying the characteristics as they are nice with the cold weather coming in. I think some Christmas ale’s or some rich libations will work well with this blend.
I ended up finishing my smoke with a Corn n’ Oil- a classic libation made of Black Strap Rum, Falernum, and Angostura bitters. The sweetness with the spice played very nicely, but I will have to explore more.
Have you found yourself smoking certain styles or sizes in the cooler weather? Do you find yourself doing different pairings? What have your winter cravings been?