Acme Route 66 Classic is a Good Everyday Cigar

Acme Cigars traces its roots back to the late 1800’s. Acme was a well-known supermarket chain and also known as the supplier of dubious products to Wile E. Coyote in the old Roadrunner cartoons. Route 66 opened in 1926 and was America’s best known highway until it was removed from the US highway system in 1985. So Acme Route 66 is full of nostalgia – but how is the cigar?

The Route 66 Classic is a 5 X 50 robusto, slightly dark in appearance. The label appropriately has a healthy dose of red, white, and blue colors. The Classic has an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Jalapa binder and a filler blend of Nicaraguan, Dominican and San Andres tobaccos. The flavors were black pepper, paprika and leather with a hint of sweetness.  The flavor intensity increased for the second half of the cigar. The burn was very even and the ash was firm and well colored, suggesting excellent construction. The draw and smoke volume were slightly better than average.

I spent 40 minutes smoking the medium bodied Classic and the cost of $5.50 to $5.90 is clearly in the mid-range, and representing a decent value for the cigar. I rate the Classic a 3.5 out of 5.

Cigar Info

  • Cigar Name: Route 66 Classic
  • Brand: Acme
  • Size: 5 X 50
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Jalapa
  • Filler: San andres, Dominican and Nicaraguan
  • Smoking Time: 40 minutes
  • Source: Manufacturer/Distributor
  • Price: $5.50 to $5.90

Cigar Ratings

  • Overall: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3
  • Construction: 4.5
  • Flavor: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5

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