Size: 5 x 50 (The Prince)
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium-Full to Full
Price: Give or take $10.00 each
Behind The Stick:
The latest and greatest release from the well known Miami Cigar and Company comes at us with a stick that is being produced from the My Father factory in Nicaragua, blended by Don Pepin Garcia AND has a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper – the name even stands for ‘The Mermaid’ – now before you need to change your diaper lets see what this cigar is all about. Coming in multiple sizes the cigars available are; Sea Sprite â€“ 5.5 x 42; The Prince â€“ 5 x 50; Divine â€“ 5.5 x 52 (figurado); King Poseidon â€“ 6 x 60 and Trident â€“ 7 x 50. Aside from the smoke itself, the name of the cigar and the names of each of the cigars obviously has the nautical theme attached – lets see if this one floats the boat or sinks the ship.
Like I even have to explain the construction – this cigar is made at the My Father factory! Well, maybe I do a little. I was able to get 4 of these to sample and 1 of them appeared to have been run through the worst trip to my house ever. The wrapper was cracked in multiple places and the foot appears as if it had been squished (maybe a drop on the floor when packing?) but the other 3 were nearly flawless – evenly packed from head to foot, perfect cap placement and even my pet peeve – the band – with its obnoxiously large size had just the proper amount of glue applied and easily removed from the cigar without any issue. 3 out of 4 good? Yeah, I’m still happy.
Right from the start this cigar hits you with a bit of dark chocolate, pepper and a light fruity sweetness I couldn’t put my finger on – maybe a berry? A few minutes into the cigar a distinct espresso flavor kicks in almost acting as a liaison to the 2nd third which brought back the original flavors but toned down a bit allowing a very enjoyable leather flavor to come to the foreground. Very light pepper, some chocolate, espresso and leather give those sweet and bitter flavors that really play well off one another. At the end the spice of the cigar begins to amp up a bit as well as the more sweet flavors decided to bail and leave the cigar not ‘flat’ but I didn’t smoke any of my samples beyond the last 3/4″ to an inch – it felt as if the bottom fell out.
What a fantastic cigar from Miami Cigar and Company – great construction, nearly flawless burn, excellent flavor delivery and my pet peeve was avoided even with such a large band. I must admit, one of the cigars I received appeared to have been damaged but even with that setback the cigar performed well (burned like a blind man drawing a picture) but really at the end of the day it comes down to how much did you enjoy the smoke and if you would smoke more – for me, the answers are a lot and yes. It may be that the cigar just fell right into my preferred flavor profile but this is a stick – even at 10 bucks a pop – I will go out and look for. Not quite a box purchase but a 5 or 10 pack will be a no brainer.
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