Sigarenfabriek Van ‘t Veen

Van ‘t Veen, Grafhorst, Netherlands

Sigarenplatform grande corona especial

A friend of mine was named mayor on a Dutch cigar board and to celebrate his election he had cigars made, Dutch dry cigars, with a band with their logo and he called it the “sigarenplatform grande corona especial”. I don’t know anything about the blend, who made it, I just know the size which is 5½x42. He asked me to review one, even though I am the owner & admin of a competitive board. I usually don’t smoke dry cigars, I don’t like them, but I can’t refuse a request from a friend.
The wrapper is quite dark and it has a lot of veins. The construction is a bit soft. The cigar has a mild barnyard smell. The predraw is fine and I taste a nice and spicy, dry tobacco.
I taste coffee with some sweetness and autumn leaves. the flavors are full but surprisingly smooth for a dry cigar and mild musty. Usually dry cigars are sharp in flavor but what I taste in the first third isn’t bad at all, I like it.


After a third I get that sharp flavor that I expected and I get an acidic flavor. The cigar is a lot less pleasant. The acid gets milder but the cigar stays sharp and spicy, this is exactly why I don’t like dry cigars.
The smoke time is forty-five minutes, which is not bad for a dry cigar of this size. The draw is good and I get more smoke than expected. The light colored ash is coarse and reasonably firm for a short filler dry cigar. The burn is ok, only a little bit crooked. This cigar is medium flavored and medium bodied. Because it is a pre-cut short filler I got some small pieces of tobacco in my mouth while smoking.
Would I buy this cigar again? No, Dutch dry cigars aren’t my thing

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 5 / 10

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Van ‘t Veen corona

These extremely cheap, ring 40 120mm long machine made Dutch shortfiller made of filler from Java, Sumatra, Brazil, Vorstenlanden and Havana tobacco with a Java binder and a Sumatra wrapper is only available from the factory at their website. They come without a cap, so you don’t have to cut them. The cigar has a pretty strong barnyard odor and feels quite firm. The wrapper isn’t real pretty, it got lots of veins running all over.

I could taste a pretty strong tobacco flavor, but the Brazil blend gives it a nice sweetness. Pretty soon I discovered some leather too, but that disappeared just to show up again a bit later. The cigar becomes stronger at the body. The flavors aren’t smooth at all, just raw, unpolished and that makes this cigar perfect for crowded pubs or concerts where you can’t find the silence and peace you need to fully enjoy an expensive longfiller but because of the rawness it’s not a suitable cigar if you really want to enjoy a premium cigar.

The smoke is quite thick, and the ash is firm and darkish gray but it breaks too easy. The burn and draw are very good.

Would I buy this cigar again? For this price, yeah, as long as it’s allowed to smoke in pubs and at concerts

Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Smoke & Ash: 6 / 10
Aroma first part: 5 / 10
Aroma second part: 5 / 10
Aroma third part: 5 / 10

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