1502 Ruby

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Toro 6×50 (Box Pressed)

Pre Light

The 1502 Ruby has the right name with its brown wrapper having a reddish tint to it along with its ruby and gold band.  The wrapper has a nice oil sheen on it and there is no large veins.  The wrapper smells of manure and pepper.  After snipping off the cap it opens a nice draw with flavors off cocoa and nuts.

1st Third

It opens up with a slight pepper and then opens up with the cocoa I was picking up on the cold draw.  The burn is sharp and cool with tons and tons of heavy creamy smoke coming off the draw that just sits right in front of your face.

2nd Third

The second third introduced and cedar flavor to go along with that upfront cocoa flavor.  The burn is still razor sharp and still putting out a lot of smoke.

Final Third

The cocoa seems to be the main focus on this cigar with the cedar flavor still in the background and I start to pick up notes of roasted coffee towards the last inch.  Didn’t need any relights or touch ups the whole way down to the nub.


I can’t say that the cigar was overly complex but I really enjoyed the flavors that were there.  I love cigars with that cocoa and wood flavor to it.  I can even begin to express how well done the construction of this cigar was.  If I was you I would get out there and find these and give em a try.

Keep em burnin’


PS Sorry the pictures are so dark.

4 Responses to “1502 Ruby”

  1. Thank you Grift for the 1502 Ruby review. I got excited to know that you enjoyed our Premium Nicaraguan Masterpiece, that confines the Valley of Jalapa and Estelí in one unique flavor, a true Proudly Nicaraguan handcraft.

    Do you know it’s name 1502? That was the year that Nicaragua was found by Christopher Columbus, in his 4th and last trip to America. It was in the year 1502, when Nicaragua was for the first time put in a map, for the rest of the world to be delighted.

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  2. Hearing good things about this cigar. Will try. Thank you Griff.

  3. Sounds like a good stick, great review.

  4. Abraxas828282 Says:

    Very interesting Griff, I have not tried these yet. Keep up the great work bro.

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