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Considered one of the most distinct and special cigars on the market, Cain provides substantial flavor and body as it contains 100% Nicaraguan Ligero long leaves from Condega, Jalapa, and Estelí, while maintaining a smooth character due to its triple-fermented tobacco.
The Oliva family has left a substantial mark on the cigar industry over the past five years. As one of the world’s most prestigious cigar makers, their highly-rated blends can only be found at the most reputable tobacconists throughout the world. In 2007, Oliva received an unprecedented '94' rating from Cigar Aficionado for their Serie ‘V’ line, which was also designated as the top new release that year.
Cain is simply a powerfully balanced blend. The idea was to create a strong cigar using all Ligero leaves from Nicaragua's top three growing regions while maintaining a smooth character, and the Oliva family hit the nail on the head. These leaves are then draped with a toothy Habano wrapper, adding more robust nuances to the blend. Right off the bat you'll experience dry earth with a spicy aftertaste, but the finish is surprisingly light. The blend builds in strength as the cigar burns slowly and evenly. With a pleasant aroma consisting of hints of cedar, this full-bodied cigar is an excellent afternoon delight or an evening night cap. But be warned: you will feel the strength of the Ligero filler in your head and gut. Cain is a great cigar for the full-bodied enthusiast who’s searching for a strong, yet balanced everyday indulgence.
A tradition worth beginning.
The Hammer + Sickle symbolism is not a homage to the old Soviet Union, but rather pays tribute to both the agricultural - with the sickle, and industrial - with the hammer, means required to produce a handmade cigar. Hammer + Sickle cigars are quickly gaining a dedicated following and have received universal praise among cigar publications.
Hammer + Sickle Tradición navigates the fine line between mellow and medium-bodied cigars, managing to capture the best of both worlds. Hailing from the legendary Tabadom factory in the Dominican Republic, this blend is dressed in a silky five year old Connecticut Shade wrapper sitting atop a blend of hand-selected three year old Dominican long-leaves. Flavors abound with nuances of subtle pepper, cream, citrus, and leather that never teeter out of balance, and deliver a complex experience.
Cigar Aficionado #11 Cigar of 2015 — '94' Rated
'94' Rated Stunner From Easy E.
One of Erik 'Easy E' Espinosa's most flavorful and highly-rated releases, Laranja Reserva combines an orange-hued Brazilian 'Laranja' wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and hearty Nicaraguan long-fillers. Medium to full-bodied, yet never harsh or too strong for novice enthusiasts, this well-aged blend offers great complexity in flavor with a pleasant underlying sweetness throughout. With a flawless burn and draw from start to finish, you're left to bask in Laranja Reserva's natural tobacco flavor as well as hints of nuts, citrus, and spice which meld together perfectly on the palate.
#13 Cigar of 2015 — '94' Rated by Cigar Aficionado!