Origin : Honduras
Format : Robusto
Size : 120 x 20 mm (5 x 50)
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Honduras
Filler : Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder : Honduras
Price : ~$8 each
There is not much information available about the Flor de Copan brand. I only know that the cigars are made in Honduras (that's indicated on the band) and that they are distributed by Altadis SA (recently acquired by Imperial Tobacco Group). I picked up a couple of these mostly for their good looks.
The cigar is nicely packed in a cedar sleeve held by two bands. After I removed the sleeve, I discovered a shiny light wrapper, with very fine veins. Overall, it has a classic robusto look.
The stogie seems to be packed regularly. It is surprisingly light as well. There is a pleasant although faint aroma of barnyard. After an easy cut, the pre-draw turned out to be very easy, mostly woody, with a hint of spice.
In the first third, the woodsy flavors are skillfully mixed with peppery notes. One inch in, the spice disappears and I begin smoking a uni-dimensional but perfectly enjoyable cigar with dominant cedary flavors. The draw and the amounts of smoke are excellent. Even though there is not much evolution, the smoke is very comfortable and soothing.
Not a bad value for this Honduran stick. I felt that it was worth the money.
Overall Rating :
Although it doesn't surprise with an exceptional and complex mix of flavors, the Flor de Copan Rothschild is a decent cigar. I will be smoking one during my next poker game.