Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Double Toro
Size : 6 x 60
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
Filler : Nicaraguan Ligero
Binder : Nicaraguan
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.
This has to be one of the most perfect looking cigars I have seen in quite some time. The chocolate brown habano wrapper was flawless. There was a nice oily shine to it and no thick veins throughout the entire wrapper. The cap was perfectly flush and clean. There was no extra glue on around the cap or the band.
If only the construction was as good as the appearance, it would have been much more enjoyable. Though the cigar was solid, it had a very soft foot, which I don’t mind because it made it much easier to light. The biggest construction flaw this cigar had, was the way it was packed. It seemed like one side of the cigar had much more tobacco in it than the other side. This caused a very uneven burn, which required a couple of touch ups. The ash was pretty strong, but due to the packing, it hooked pretty bad. There was not a bad thing I could say about the draw though, being a 60 gauge, there is rarely a flawed draw.
This cigar starts off with a very strong spice. But within the first few puffs, the spice winds itself down a bit. The spiciness transitions itself into a very earthy flavor with nice woody undertones. About a quarter of the way into this cigar, a strong leather flavor builds on the palate and sticks around for a while. About halfway into this powerhouse, the spice comes back strong. There are still the earthy wood notes. The wood becomes more noticeable, almost like a cedar flavor. The leather flavor then leaves the palate because the spice takes over that much. There was a strong spicy finish to this stick.
Given the price of fine cigars, I can’t complain about spending $7 for a stick like this. There are plenty of cigars out there around this price point, but I feel this cigar could command a much higher price point, which is another reason I think this cigar is a great value.
Overall Rating :
The only complaint I have about this stick, is that the flavor profile stayed relatively consistent throughout the entire cigar. Usually I enjoy a couple switches in flavor to keep me on my toes. But this cigar packed a stronger punch that 90% of the cigars I have smoked in the past. Cain Habano is seriously not for new smokers. If you are a fan of full-bodied cigars, and smoke them regularly, try this one. This is the first buzz off of a cigar I have got in a few months.