Hi all, taking time to recover from the March meeting of the NY Pipe club and figured it was time to update this blog.
The Cain cigar comes to us from the Oliva stable which produced the wonderful Nub cigar line. The Cain cigar is a Ligero filler and binder from the farms in Nicaragua with either a Maduro or a Habano wrapper.
The one I chose for this review is the one with the Habano wrapper.
The Cain Habano is comprised of Ligero tobacco from different regions with either a Maduro or Habano wrapper. The initial nose of the cigar produced a wonderful sweetness with hints of leather. Upon. Cutting the cigar, with an exquisite V cutter, I proceeded to give it a pre-light taste. The hints of leather was evident as was the sweetness.
Upon lighting the cigar and taking the initial draw showed just how well made this cigar is. The hints of sweetness and leather were joined with a black pepper spiciness that wasn't overpowering. The black pepper flavor was there for the first third then replaced by a wonderful bitter sweet chocolate flavor that endured through the second third.
Nub of Cain Cigar with wonderful ash
All the while, the wonderful grayish ash hung on well into the final third in the final third, see picture above, the spiciness reappared but this tome it was more of a red pepper spiciness. Not overpowering enough to hide the sweetness that was present throughout.
Overall this is yet another cigar in the oliva line that I would regard as a sleeper. For those who enjoy a full bodied smoke will enjoy the cain cigar line as much as I have.
The cigar ash has informed me that this coming friday, March 12th, barclay rex will be hosting an event featuring the zino cigar line from Davidoff. Looks to be a great event. Hope to see you there.