La Flor Dominicana is famous for their line of Double Ligero cigars. This type of tobacco tastes great, but should be smoked on a full stomach for those that are not used to a truly strong cigar. The chisel size (on the chart above) is a very popular size and it is unique to this brand of cigars. I, however, found a size that was not even on the chart mentioned above.
I bought the new size, called "The Digger" this weekend for ten bucks, to take to a 4 hour tailgating (binge drinking) session. I was instantly the center of attention when I pulled out this huge 8.5 cigar with a 60 ring guage. Its dark maduro wrapper and dominican double ligero is famous amongst cigar smokers; but, this just made me famous (for a minute) because it was the biggest cigar any of my friends had ever seen. The minute I lit it I was bombarded with the question, "How long does that thing burn?" I figured the answer would be about 2.5 hours and I was pretty close. I think the fact that it was windy outside made it burn closer to the 2 hour mark, which is still very impressive.
Anyway, the cigar tasted great. There was an even burn throughout the smoking experience, showing that is was a well constructed cigar. It had a sweet and spicy taste from start to finish and neither flavor ever became overpowering. In regards to the strength, I found it to be potent, but not deadly. (I am sure a cigar rookie would probably throw up if they smoked this in one sitting, but who knows?) Ligero tobacco can have that "deadly" label among smokers who are used to lighter cigars. I feel like any smoker, however, can grow to love the taste of this tobacco. It has a rich sweetness to it that gives off a greaat aroma. The sweetness towards the end evens because to remind you of chocolate, as if the last third of your giant cigar was there for your dessert cigar.
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