Taíno were a group of Carribian island natives and were said to be responsible for introducing Christopher Columbus to the Western world of Premium Tobacco. I appreciate the name in its symbolic nature to what tobacco mean’t hundreds of years ago. Now it’s time to see where this Taíno stacks up today.
Typically there is always a production flaw of some sort, either apparent or hidden, but for the first time in a long time (maybe ever) I have a found a cigar that was so perfectly produced and without flaws. I actually spent a few minutes marveling at the overall quality.
The burn was pretty exceptional as well minus a fairly tight draw, the noticeably loosened up over time, like a basement dwellers first date that wasn’t with a chat room partner.
Overall flavor balance is where I feel this cigar falls short, and although it’s wonderfully aromatic, if you aren’t constantly and consistently retro-haling this cigar, it's pretty numb and forgettable. There are sporadic moments when a slight sweetness or tanginess pop up like a mole on a river bank, but all instances disappear just as fast, leaving you simply wanting more.
Hot Ticket Score
9.00 is about the price you will pay anywhere for this cigar and for me it’s slightly north of what I feel it’s worth, but if you don’t mind retro-haling through most of your cigars, you will likely find this one very pleasant, and thus making it a decent deal.
Serino Cigar Co.
Anthony Philip Serino is the President of APS DISTRIBUTORS, LLC and founder of the Serino Cigar Co. that created the Super Premium Cigar Line called Serino Royale.
The Serino Royale has garnered some of the highest Cigar Ratings from the top Cigar reviewers, and established the Cigar Line as a favorite of many true cigar lovers all over the world.
After 21 years of hard work in the cigar industry, Tony and his son Carson have achieved success in producing this premium yet affordable cigar line. Many fans of the Serino Royale say the same thing, it’s as good as any $20 Cigar but costs half the price.