September 27, 2023 2:27 pm

Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Bradford

“I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form!”

Winston Churchill

What Makes It Special

Brand:  RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Bradford: Its name refers to a protest over the taxes on whiskey by the U.S. government, the first time a domestic product had been taxed by the federal government, which almost escalated to civil war. The protest lasted from 1791-1794 and ultimately ended when President George Washington rode to Pennsylvania to enforce the new law.       

Vitola: Robusto 5×56                   
Origin:  Dominican Republic & Nicaragua     
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Ligero over an Indonesian Besuki binder                  

Age (if known):  Unknown   

Where I purchased cigar: Famous Smoke Shop (online):        

Date I smoked cigar: August 21, 2021

Price: $8-10 / stick

Visual / Pre-light Draw

APPEARANCE & AROMA (color, oils, texture, odor, construction, band)

  • Dark, Shiny, Slick & Oily with a Shaggy Foot
  • Farm Earthiness Odor (fresh mulch) (fresh tobacco)
  • “Whiskey Rebellion” contrasting black/white minimalist band grabs any whiskey drinkers attention, while intriguing to the cigar aficionado  

DRY DRAW (flavors, bouquet, air flow)

  • Sweet Cereal Oats
  • Gauge size is good
  • Medium Air Flow

First Third

  • Rich, Dark Oak
  • Peppery but very smooth
  • Draw is a little tight but good
  • Nice even slow burn
  • Medium to Full Body

Second Third

  • Ash still holding
  • Breakfast Oat and Cacao Plant Notes
  • Very relaxing and smooth 
  • Ash fell off with a light tap halfway through the body

Final Third

  • Transitions into a Full Bodied Finish
  • Very enjoyable and time slows down
  • Vanilla Oats, Heavy Earthy Tobacco
  • Two re-lights but a great smoke 
  • A whiskey drinker’s cigar

It is sweet caramel, with red fruit and zesty orange citrus notes. It turns even heavy cigar notes into candy.

The Pairing

You can not pass up the opportunity to pair a cigar with Dalmore Cigar Malt (Highlands). The whisky is matured in ex-bourbon, 10 year old Matysalem sherry butts, and finished in Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. It is sweet caramel, with red fruit and zesty orange citrus notes. It turns even heavy cigar notes into candy. The sweet maltiness was a great balance with this Whiskey Rebellion. The ABV of 44% is unique and absolutely perfect for a wide variety of cigars. Nice and perfect amount of spice. I really enjoyed this pairing and would do it time and time again.


Thank you WBSE member Eric Palmer for providing the Dalmore Cigar Malt!

Thank you to my big brother, Tom Gulino, for the box of Whiskey Rebellions!

Photography by: James Archie

"Whisky is liquid sunshine."

George Bernard Shaw

“The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude.”

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