T** C**** S**
February 15, 2009
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Chisel
Size : 6.5 x 54
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$6-8 each
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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November 23, 2013
Great smoke! Spicy but balanced. This cigar will knock you down with it’s strength so be warned.
Love the chisel tip that directs the smoke differently on to your palate. I use the pinch method, but find that this can sometimes be snug. I think this cigar performs best at 62% humidity. Must try once!
April 20, 2013
My Review of the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Oscuro LTD A (9 x 47)
This is one huge ass cigar. It’s actually a little frightening as it is nine inches of Litto Gomez Ligero.
It has unbelievably shiny wrapper, and after I punched it and took a draw I found it nice and even, no easy task for a giant cigar like this.
Here’s the cool part… it wasn’t as spicy as I feared. It actually was smooth and refined for the first 6 inches or so. Traces of coffee and leather were dominated by a smooth woodiness and a core of spice. But this wasn’t so spicy to turn you green… until the last three inches.
The last third of the cigar was very strong, and due to al; of the ligero near the head, it started to burn funky and then it extinguished itself and after multiple relights I had to give up on it. But, the first two thirds of this cigar was really good, so can’t really give it a bad score, but I need to ding it for the construction at the end.
Rating: 84 (B)
March 4, 2013
I just finished my 1st of this make and I am almost without words. I am not a habitual cigar smoker as of late, but I am coming back to the light. Years ago I smoked almost exclusively Padron. I found that label to be the most consistent in all categories and always a great value. For the new year this year I picked up a 1926 Series #2 and was very pleased. Two days later I went back to my usual 2000 and only by juxtaposition was relatively disappointed for the 1st time in a Pardon cigar. I say all of this in an attempt to qualify my response to the LFD Double Ligero Chisel. The cigar I just finished was one of the most enjoyable cigars I have ever experienced. Again, I am not a seasoned veteran of cigardom and I don’t have the budget to drop on high-priced labels. I merely put this out there for those of you, like me, that often find themselves confined, often with good reason, to a particular label. When you have found a consistently enjoyable cigar in your price range, why take a chance? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I was moved enough by this smoke to put this out there. Take the dive and try this cigar. I do not think you will be disappointed. Ask your local provider how they cut into the chisel before you hack into it with your pocket cutter. Mine suggested a shallow punch-cut, just inside of the wrapper on one of the flat sides. The draw is a bit different but very effective. However, approximately half way through the thoroughly moistened end cap sloughed off entirely which changed the draw for the better, leading me to think that this is the kind of cigar that you keep in your mouth for a bit before lighting up. At the risk of cigar mis-speak, it has the makings for a great golf or fishing cigar. You start your day with what you are there to do; then light it up to take it to where you hoped it would be. Just some thoughts. I hope you find them helpful.
January 26, 2013
I had the toro of this same cigar. I couldn’t stand it. Judging by other reviews I saw, it sounded like a good smoke but I had to put it out half way through.
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