Ligero by La Flor Dominicana

This is quite the hefty donger. Does size really matter?

Cory Allen
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The Breakdown
Ecuadorian Sumatra
Vitola (Size)
L500 (5.75 X 60)
Price (USD)

Typical for most LFD cigars this one also shows off a nice right dark wrapper with some exceptional marbling, which appears more pronounced with some age. This one being a true donger, I was immediately apprehensive on how well it would smoke, let alone taste. Now let’s jump in to it. 

Construction - The cigar itself as already mentioned is striking to say the least. The wrapper bleeds oil and is actually moist to the touch. The construction on this cigar was simply top notch which is to be expected with any LFD cigar.

Burn - The burn started off great. For a large cigar I was actually surprised at the consistency through the first third. The second third was a different story. This is where it fell off the rails. Like a drunk college girl stumbling back to her dorm after a house party, this stick became wobbly and wonky all the way to the end, which caused me to correct multiple times, and as I feared struggled to stay lit. 

Flavor - This cigar packs a punch both in terms or flavor and nicotine. Word to the wise.. Eat a big meal before consuming this smoke. The cigar to me was inappropriately spicy and bold. It was just far too much and lasted far too long, especially with nothing else to balance it out. Sometimes one dimensional is okay and in rare instances preferred, but not in this case. The cigar in the most simplistic term is overwhelming, with few redeeming characteristics to speak of. 

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The roughly $8.50 paid won't set you back a lot, especially for being a tobacco hog, but my caution is all in terms of enjoyment. If you are looking for long lasting and to occupy a chuck on time, but aren’t as concerned with flavor then this cigar would be an appropriate pick up. If you really want something dynamic and enjoyable, I would try a smaller vitola or pass on it all together. 

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La Flor Dominicana

La Flor Dominicana was founded in 1996 in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Our commitment to quality, consistency and customer service has placed our brand among the most prestigious premium cigar brands in the world. Over the years we have developed a portfolio of quality blends, shapes, and sizes which fulfill the ever-changing needs of today’s cigar smokers. Our well-known consistency is possible because we personally supervise every stage of our production; from farming our tobacco at our farm in La Canela, to the art of manufacturing in our modern factory. This vertical integration is our guarantee! We appreciate your support and partnership.

Cory Allen
Host of The Hot Ticket Podcast. Cory isn’t your prototypical cigar smoker. He’s a testament to today’s modern smoker. Having smoked his first cigar at the age 18, he immediately gained an affinity for this seemingly exclusive pastime, and specifically one that is not popular amongst those categorized as "Millennials" Today, Cory continues to indulge in some of the most highly rated and regarded cigars in the industry and is always seeking to get his grubby little hands on the next great smoke.