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La Madrina by Dapper Cigar Co.

Does this old bird have what is takes?

Photo and artwork by
Chris Allen
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The Hot Ticket
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The Breakdown
Wrapper
Ecuadorian Habano
Binder
Mexican San Andrés
Filler
Dominican, Nicaragua (Estelí and Jalapa) and Pennsylvania
Vitola (Size)
Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46)
Price (USD)
9.00

This was our first ever experience smoking a cigar from Dapper Cigar Co. and it was all due to the intrigue around the blend itself. The diversity of components used should have anyone wanting to at least get a taste. Out of the two samples smoked, one had noticeable production flaws, specifically the cap not being centered and pulling up off the head of the cigar. It just appeared to be some minor laziness. That being said both cigars burned fairly well and gave us what we would expect from a cigar of this size. Flavor is where we were a bit perplexed. Boasting extreme diversity in the tobacco types used, the cigar just didn't give us the complexity we expected and fell short of the intigure we initially had.  It wasn’t a bad cigar by any means and I think it's one or two component adjustments away from being a really good cigar. The complexity unfortunately did not translate directly to balanced and complimentary. Coming in $9.00 per stick, we think it's fairly priced for what you get, but just barely.

Our Score

88.5

5.32
Out of 6
Unbalanced and confusing
Brand
Dapper Cigar Co.

Dapper Cigar Co. is artisanal cigar company behind the brands Cubo, El Borracho, and La Madrina.  From a passionate consumer to a tourist in Central America to a brand owner, Ian Reith blends cigars that hit like he's been in the business for generations.

Author
The Hot Ticket
A raunchy comedy cigar podcast about two brothers on a quest to find the best cigars around the world.