Cigar Review: ADVentura The Explorer Torpedo Cigar

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The ADVentura The Explorer Torpedo Cigar is a Havana House exclusive for the UK.

Showing off its ebony brown Cuban seed Habano wrapper, surrounding an Ecuador Sumatra aged binder, and top-quality fillers from Dominican Republic and Ecuador, the Adventura The Explorer Torpedo is a beautiful cigar, with tasty flavours of spice, dark chocolate, buttery leather, and wood in the finish. This medium-bodied cigar is solidly packed, with good construction and a smooth draw.

About the Adventura The Explorer Torpedo Cigar

Owner: ADVentura
Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Mexican Habano
Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Republic / Ecuador
Strength: Medium
Size: Torpedo 6″ by 52 ring gauge

Reviewed by: Ross from the Windsor shop

The Beginning

The initial flavours are earthy and lightly sweet. The retrohale has a light white pepper note. The ash is mottled grey and looks fairly solid. I can already tell the construction on this cigar is spot on.

The Middle

During the second third the flavour profile remains steady, as does the retrohale. The ash remains solid with a slightly uneven burn line, nothing to worry about.

The End

The retrohale is a beautiful charred cedar and mustiness (the nice kind). The cigar finishes with an earthiness to it, but there is still a sweet profile.

The strength in this third remained medium with no ramp up of strength. You can take this one right to the lips.


Burning with a bit of a wave but not a huge wave, The Explorer maintains a solid ash that I could leave for a while before it falls.


The draw was fantastic with just the right amount of resistance.


The ADVentura The Explorer Torpedo is all about balance. A fantastic mix of flavour all work really well together. The construction of the cigar is quality as is the blend of tobacco.

At no point was there anything in there I didn’t like and it is a testament to just how good cigars from the Dominican Republic can be. I knew this would make a great cigar of the month at Havana House.

Ross Rating: 8/10

What alcoholic drink would I pair the ADVentura The Explorer Torpedo with?

Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Anejo Tequila (70cl / 38%) is a fruity Anejo Tequila from Rooster Rojo that has been matured for at least one year in ex-Bourbon casks and infused with cooked Spanish red pineapple.

Aromas of ripe bananas, sticky pineapple and smoke fill the nose, complemented by notes of tropical fruit, oak spice, roasted agave and smoke throughout the palate.

What soft drink would I pair the ADVentura The Explorer Torpedo with?

Coca Cola Original – Glass Bottle.

Would I smoke the ADVentura The Explorer Torpedo again?

I’m a big fan of ADVentura cigars; I think every cigar we offer from them brings different flavours to the table and the Explorer is so well balanced. I could happily smoke this cigar every week. Fantastic smoke.

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