Brand: La Gloria Cubana
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Size: Robusto 5.5 x 54
I had heard good things about this cigar, so i figured it was time to try it. This is my first La Gloria Cubana. Looking at this cigar is pleasing. Such a rich dark leathery brown, the wrapping looks impeccable. The initial smell is nice and sweet with a little spice mixed in. The cold draw gives me a little spice as well. Looking at the band and I notice the gold right away, very nicely designed. I am drinking a fresh margarita with this cigar.
Brand: Room 101
Filler: Dominican, Honduran
Size: Ranfla 6.5x30x50
This was my first experience with a Room 101 cigar and it happens to be their most recent release. It came wrapped in black paper with Japanese writing, reminding me of a scroll from ancient Japan. I unwrap the cigar and find a beautiful dark rich cigar. The veins are barely visible. There is not a strong smell to the cigar, just a light tobacco and wood. The band is pretty cool, heavy script in red on a black background.
Wrapper: Criollo 1998
Binder: Dominican Olor
Filler: 15 year old Dominican
Size: Solara (Double Robusto) 5.0 x 58
The initial view of this cigar shouts elegance and craftsmanship. The wrapper has a beautiful rich oily leather look to it. In true Gurkha fashion the band has been spared no expense. By far this band has the most writing ever. But it is draped in gold lettering and the contents make it feel exclusive. I have had this in my humidor almost a year and its time to be smoked. The smell has a faint pepper and rich tobacco.
Brand: My Father Cigars
Wrapper: Sun Grown Nicaraguan
Size: Belicoso 5.5 x 52
The Flor de Las Antillas was Cigar Aficionado’s 2012 Cigar of the Year and is the first #1 spot for My Father Cigars, getting a rating of 96. This cigar is a work of art. I am so impressed by the overall appearance. A milk chocolate creamy looking wrapper with a draped red sash. The band is a glorious fresco that could be framed and hung. Great color choices and just an absolutely superb design. The initial smell is sweet with a nice light tobacco. After the cut I take an unlit puff and get the hint of sweet spices. I unwrap the end and light it.
Brand: Leccia Tobacco
Binder: Nicaraguan Rosado
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican ligero, Brazilian, “Dark-Fire”
Size: 446: 4 x 46 (Petite Corona)
I visited my local cigar bar @foxcigars and tried out their newest addition per the suggestion of the staff. The smell is light and woodsy, kind of smells like a camp fire. The wrapper has a dark caramel complexion to it with defined lines. The band is simple but effective. Logo, company name, and edition of the cigar. What stands out is the typeface though, nice and bold.