Buckle up, bitches - the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero ain’t messin’ around.Let’s take a quick detour into cigar leaf terminology. At the bottom of the tobacco plant you’ll...
Buckle up, bitches - the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero ain’t messin’ around.
Let’s take a quick detour into cigar leaf terminology. At the bottom of the tobacco plant you’ll find wide, thick volado leaves. In the middle, you’ll see seco growing. And at the top, you’ll notice ligero leaf soaking up all that beautiful sunshine and getting strong as hell. The more of this leaf you use in a cigar, the higher the nicotine content and the more powerful the cigar gets. Ligero is responsible for the buzz you get from smoking. If you overdo it, ligero can be responsible for making you feel downright high.
So check out this name again: La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero.
We’ve got double the ligero in our stick and so we’ve got a super strong smoke. Of course, that didn’t stop it from also being a masterfully blended cigar worthy of a #7 award on Cigar Aficionado’s 2005 Top 25 Cigars list, or from scoring a #13 in 2018 along with a 93 rating. It’s a legitimate premium smoke that can hang with the best of them, which is surprising. La Flor Dominicana is not known for pushing the throttle a ton with its lines, but maybe this is what they’ve been saving their energy for, squirreling away their finest ligero for use in one of their best products.
The wrapper is well-fermented Ecuadorian Sumatra, and the filler and binder are rich Dominican tobacco, which give the smoke the flavors of leather and black pepper. Put this together with LFD’s trademark chisel shape and you’ve got a smoke that can stand up to almost anything in your humidor.