Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Chisel
Size : 6.5 x 54
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$6-8 each
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From my last mission doing recon work at The Hill Cigar Co., I had a chance to peruse their impressive selection of cigars and came across the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel almost right away. Without hesitation, I snatched a few up and took them to the counter, ready and willing to spend the time interrogating this Dominican import.
Giving the cigar a thorough examination, I found once again flawless construction. The veiny Ecuadorian wrapper almost had a flowery scent to it, which would match the decorative band well. I detected no soft or overpacked spots throughout the length of the cigar.
Before smoking this cigar, I had heard of several varying ways of cutting this cigar. However, the best way that I found in cutting this cigar was to not cut or punch it at all. What you should do with the chisel end is to take your thumb and index finger and lightly pinch both sides of the chisel, allowing it to crack ever so slightly. Trust me - it works.
I was immediately greeted with a great draw from the pinched chisel, welcoming me with slight notes of spice and cinammon. One strange finding I had with this cigar was that the smoke from the draw felt slightly cool in my mouth. That really wasn’t something I was expecting at all. Not necessarily good or bad, just strange. The burn on this cigar was more or less even the whole way through, with a slight relight near the end. I did find that the spice notes at the beginning of the smoke subsided after about 25 to 30 minutes in. I would place the strength of the cigar somewhere between medium and full-bodied; enough strength to attract the heavy-hitters but still light enough to not frighten away those who walk the lighter side. The ash on this cigar was one of the sturdiest I have come across in a long time.
Recommendations: If you came upon this cigar and were possibly taken aback because of the Chisel, have no fear. Use the pinch technique described above and you’ll have no problems. A great draw with a nice balance of flavors, coupled with a more than fair price makes for an enjoyable cigar. It is almost a guarantee that I’ll be purchasing these in the future for one simple fact: my wife loved them. Then it becomes a matter of buying enough of these to satisfy us both. Check them out!
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