Holy crap! Am I really posting a blog on the correct day? Yes, this is real. Today it was the Las Calaveras 2017 and it was fantastic! Smoked it earlier today when it was 70 degrees F and a slight breeze. This cigar goes for $10.75 and it is an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper with a Nicaraguan Binder and Filler.
Initial thoughts are that the wrapper had a nice oily feel to it. Definitely had a strong smell of pepper to it which I haven’t really experienced before either. Well constructed and only one noticeable vein running about 2/3 down the side.
So the cold draw gave off flavors of sweet leather, once lit, the first flavor that was picked up was just general baking spices.
As the first third kept going, roast coffee and a nutty flavor started to become apparent. There was a peculiar taste that I really enjoyed that I can only relate to that smell of an old style colonial hearth if you’ve ever been to a re-enactment village in the USA before.. a little leather and cardamom as well.
Moving on to the second third!
Second third starts to put off a wood like flavor with some more coffee and nut flavors. Cardamom became more apparent as well and leather is now a stronger flavor. Black pepper starting to show its face which is tolerable for now.
Just me trying to be fancy!
As the final third ran its course, I was incredibly surprised that a strong cocoa flavor started to form which was absolutely tasty! This thing had awesome smoke output with lots of flavor and it had no burn issues at all. This cigar is getting a 4.25/5 leaves. Damn good cigar Crowned Heads. Keep making cigars great again! 😎