City Cigar Weekly Features
May 28th – June 4th, 2018
Cohiba Siglo II
Ring Gauge: 42
Released in 1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage to the Americas, the Siglo series includes six different size options, with the Siglo II a sleek ‘petit corona’. Like many Cohibas, the Siglo II is made complex by the presence of a variety of bean flavours and touch of sweetness, and made smooth by Cohiba’s trademark extra fermentation process. This smoke would be a great, reasonably-priced intro into the brand for the Cohiba-curious.
La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull
Origin: Dominican Republic
Ring Gauge: 64
Of the thousands of cigars on retailers’ shelves around the world, only fourteen of them share one distinction: the honour of a Cigar Aficionado number one pick of the year. In 2016, this was bestowed on the Andalusian Bull, from a brand – La Flor Dominicana – which had already been shown plenty of love in CA’s top 25 lists. But the Bull was something different; despite the bullfighting theme on the packaging, it offered a softer and sweeter blend than was usual from LFD. This is because it forgoes the potent ‘ligero’ leaf in other blends in favour of Dominican tobaccos like Criollo ’98 and Pelo d’Oro. The result is a smoother sweet-savoury mix, offering flavours like leather, citrus and sweet spice. A must-try for the Dominican cigar connoisseur!