Tuesday, June 30, 2009

La Flor de Cano
Size: 5 x 54 (Selectos)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra (maduro)
Filler: Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua
Price: $3.50

First registered in Cuba in 1884, La Flor de Cano is one of the oldest registered marks in the cigar industry, being essentially a brand that has been handed down generation to generation for over 120 years. In 2007 the small brand expanded beyond Cuba and is now also made in Danli, Honduras where a blend was crafted to cater to the US cigar market.

I've had three or four of these, thanks to Shaun, who picked them up on CBid for $1.50 apiece. For such an inexpensive cigar, they are surprisingly well-made: razor-sharp burn line, lasts for 90 minutes or more, medium-body with a flavor that alternates between wood and coffee. They work particularly well on the golf course or while floating in the pool.

I'd say they're not quite exciting enough to make for an after-dinner celebration, but they fit the bill to be the 2nd cigar of the evening.

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