Cain F 464T

Cain F 464T

Origin : NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Nub Torpedo
Size : 4 x 64
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7.00
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The Cain cigars (check out our reviews of the Maduro, Habano and Daytona blends) are developed by Studio Tobac, a division of Oliva Cigar Company, one of the most respected brands around the globe. Studio Tobac is also responsible for the Nub line, considered rather innovative because of its easily recognizable shape. Today I am reviewing the Cain F 464T, which is a Nicaraguan puro that offers a strong typically Cain-ish blend (a mix of three Nicaraguan ligeros) in a Nub format: it's a 4 x 64 short torpedo. Which means it's basically a quintessence of Studio Tobac's expertise.

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Dual Review: Cain Maduro Double Toro

Cain Maduro Double Toro

Origin : NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Double Toro
Size : 6 x 60
Wrapper : Brazilian Maduro
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaraguan Ligero
Hand-Made
Price : ~$6-7 each
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Today, we are reviving our dual reviews concept - below is a review of the Cain Maduro Double Toro done by M. Germany and Zack. Enjoy!

M. Germany: Well, I enjoyed the Cain Daytona so much that I just had to pick up the Straight Ligero Maduro. Then, Zack wrote a fantastic review about the Double Toro Habano. So, now we bring you a wham bam double review slam. Hopefully, this smoke will deliver an equal tobacco love affair vibe. Cain is known for its straight-to-the-gut, power packed, full bodied / flavored awesomeness. Please Cain, don’t let us down.

Zack: Last week I was asked to do a dual review along with M. Germany. This was the first time an opportunity like this came up for me, so I had to take it. We decided to do the Cain Maduro because within the last week, we had each reviewed a different Cain. So I was excited to dive into this cigar because the maduro wrapper is a personal favorite of mine.

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Cain Daytona

Cain Daytona

Origin : NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Double Toro
Size : 6 x 60
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
Filler : Nicaraguan Jalapa Valley Ligero
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $5-6
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Cain. The brainchild of Oliva and Studio Tobac. The same geniuses that decided to take a premium hand rolled perfecto, cut it in half, and call it a Nub. All while continuing to charge the same full cigar price. I find myself asking, “what in the world are they trying to accomplish here?” I mean, what if Johnny Walker and Jack Daniels decided to merge and try and create some type of hybrid? One of two things is possible here; sheer greatness, or supreme failure. So, let’s dive right into this.

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Cain Habano Double Toro

Cain Habano Double Toro

Origin : NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Double Toro
Size : 6 x 60
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
Filler : Nicaraguan Ligero
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7.00
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After a fairly bad weekend due to the weather, I could hardly wait for a nice day. So Monday morning I wake up, and it still looks really nasty outside. As I am sitting at work, I notice the sun peeking out. All I could hope for was that little bit of sun to stay out when I was finally finished work for the day. I get home, and the sun is out full force. The perfect day to sit outside and smoke a good cigar. So I went into my humidor and grabbed a Cain Habano Double Toro.

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Cain F 654T

Cain F 654T

Origin : NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 x 54
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7.00
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Background Info

Sam Leccia, famous for his work with the Cain and Nub cigar lines, introduced the Cain F in limited quantities last year. Sam began a Cain F national tour in March of this year. Among the Cain offerings highlighted in the tour are the unreleased Cain F Nub, a marriage of the construction of the Cain Ligero plus the popular, unique size of the Nub. The “F” stands for fuerte, or strong in Spanish.

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Cain Maduro Torpedo

Cain Maduro Torpedo

Origin : NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6.0″ x 54
Wrapper : Brazilian Maduro
Filler : Nicaraguan Ligero (Jalapa, Esteli, Condega)
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $8 each
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My previous review was of the Cain Habano Robusto. In that review I detailed a bit about the makeup and story of the this straight Ligero cigar so click on over and check that out as well. Today I am smoking the Maduro Torpedo. I was trying to find some more information about this wrapper and was unable to find anything definitive about it. I have seen it referred to as a Nicaraguan Maduro, a Mexican Maduro, and even a Brazilian Maduro wrapper. I am not sure which it is at this point. I am not inclined to agree with the Brazilian label though. As Maduro wrappers go this one doesn’t have much tooth to it, and in my experience, the Brazilian maduro is on of the toothiest maduro wrappers I have seen. That is just an opinion and a guess though. It could very well be Brazilian, I just don’t know right now.

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Cain Habano Robusto

Cain Habano Robusto

Origin : NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Robusto
Size : 5.70″ x 50
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
Filler : Esteli Ligero, Condega Ligero, Jalapa Ligero, and a small amount of “other tobaccos”
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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Cain – Straight Ligero. For those who know what Ligero is, you are probably thinking “damn”. Ligero is the highest priming of tobacco on the plant. These are the leaves at the top of the plant that get the most exposure to direct sunlight and the elements. Ligero tobacco is the thickest leaves and the strongest in terms of nicotine. It is also generally considered the most robust in terms of flavor. Most cigars only use a small percentage of ligero tobacco blended leaves from other primings on the plant. The blending of the different leaves is done to produce specific flavors that the blender wants as well as to give the cigar balance in flavor, strength and construction. Now the Cain is not really 100% ligero. It is actually around 82% or 84% (I have heard both numbers bandied around) ligero. This is still way more ligero than is typically found in a cigar, but the addition of the non-ligero tobacco is done for construction and combustion reasons. Ligero is the thickest leaf and as such is the slowest burning and hardest to keep lit. The other tobacco used helps to balance things out a bit to allow the cigar to burn properly. All that ligero still affects the burn though. This cigar burns awfully slow but more on that later.

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Cain Habano Belicoso

Cain Habano Belicoso

Origin : Esteli, NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Belicoso/Torpedo
Size : 5 x 50
Composition : Esteli Ligero, Condega Ligero, Jalapa Ligero with "other tobaccos"
Hand-Made
Price : Unknown
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At this year's IPCPR show in New Orleans, cigars smokers will be treated to another wave of exciting and new cigar releases. Some may be dog-rockets and others are sure to be gems. One of these highly anticipated and sure successes will be Cain by Oliva Cigar Co. Cain is the creation of Sam Leccia creator of Nub cigars. It was designed to be a "Straight Ligero" cigar but contains "other tobaccos for a true burn. The[se] other tobaccos make no significant contribution to flavor." From what we all know of ligero it comes from the top of the tobacco plant and yields the thickest and smallest leaves of the plant, yet also the most flavorful. Because of these traits, special care must be taken from harvest to blending to bring balance in use of these tobaccos. And especially so in creating a straight ligero cigar. Well after having a chance to sample a pre-release Cain thanks to Sam, I would have to say he has another successful creation on his hands.

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