Cigar Review: J. Fuego 777 Maduro Silver

Cigar Review: J. Fuego 777 Maduro Silver

J. Fuego Cigar Co.
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa Corojo)
Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli & Condega)
Size: 5 1/2” x 46
Strength: medium-full to full
Price: $7.50

Overall Rating: 8.8

Many may be familiar with the original Jesus Fuego 777 Maduro, however the new 777 Maduro is a whole new cigae. Made at the new J.Fuego factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, the 777 Maduro Silver is a good Nicaraguan puro. The move to a new factory is part of an effort to work more closely with farmers and to update blends. The J Fuego 777 Maduro Silver is a good full bodied cigar that is definitely worth giving a try.


Pre-Light: The dark Nicaraguan maduro wrapper or the J Fuego 777 Maduro Silver has a dark chocolate coloring to it, which causes the silver band to really stand out. There are few prominent veins to the wrapper that is dry dry to the touch. The J Fuego 777 Silver is a great looking cigar.


There is an earth and cocoa aroma to the Nicaraguan wrapper of the 777 Maduro Silver. From the foot there is a sweet chocolate scent that is quite appetizing. A truly interesting cold draw manages to be both sweet and salty simultaneously, with chocolate and peanut butter flavor coming through.


Burn: The J Fuego 777 Maduro Silver is a very even burning cigar that holds its ash quite well. This is a cigar that could hold its ash all the way to the very end if one so desired. The draw is very good and allows through a good deal of smoke.


Flavor: The J Fuego 777 Maduro Silver starts off with a quick burst of pepper, that mellows out into flavors of cocoa, earth, and meatiness. Towards the end of the first third of the cigar there is a peanut butter note that compliment the existing chocolate, earth and mild pepper. On the retrohale, mild white pepper is joined by spice, earth and peanuts. The second third continues much the same as the first third of the J Fuego 777 Maduro Silver, with very little development to the flavor profile. However, there is a bit of coffee, cocoa and mild spice on the retrohale. As the final third gets going there is a burnt coffee note starts occur, that is not at all unpleasant. White pepper, spice, earth, sea salt, cocoa and coffee all make an appearance during the final third of the 777 Maduro Silver.


Overall: A good friend recommended that I give the J Fuego 777 Maduro Silver a try, and while it was not what I was expecting, it is also a pretty good cigar. The flavors that occur in the 777 Maduro Silver are quite pleasant and are certainly unique, yet the cigar lacks in overall complexity. It is during the transition between the first and second third of the cigar when the flavor profile is most interesting, but the rest of the cigar doesn’t quite measure up. Perhaps the best thing about the 777 Maduro Silver is the stellar construct that makes this and even burning, ash holding, easy drawing cigar. Those who like medium-full bodied Nicaraguan cigar may find the 777 Maduro Silver worth picking up a five pack to give it a try. For me, the J Fuego 777 Maduro Silver just didn’t fit kinds of complex cigars that I typically enjoy.


Pairing: The J Fuego 777 Maduro Silver pairs extremely well with a salty island single malt such as the Talisker 10 or Talisker Storm. A Camus Ile de Ré fine island cognac is also a good compliment to the 777 Silver Maduro.


Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)