If you’re familiar with the current offerings of La Flor Dominicana, you’re probably a little puzzled by the name of this review. A Double Ligero Cameroon? Is Brian wrong, or this a manifestation of his previously documented lunacy? Will it help if I mention the box was actually labeled “CameooM” [emphasis added]? No?
Well that’s because these cigars are not widely available. The word is that Litto Gomez actually made this special blend of Double Ligero for a local Atlanta shop Puff N Stuff. Why review such a limited cigar line? Well my hope is that if it turns out to be a good cigar, and the public asks for it, maybe La Flor Domicana will respond with increased production. But in the meantime if you contact Al at Puff ‘N’ Stuff, you just might be able to arrange to pick up a few. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here, let’s check the cigar out first.
Size: 7 1/3 x 38
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoking Time: 2 hours
Lots of tobacco, tiny footprint
To begin with, these smokes are not in anyway visually different from the regular Ecuadorian wrapped cigars. In fact, even though I knew these cigars were in the humidor, I didn’t see them until they were pointed out to me. So if you’ve seen the Double Ligero lancero, you’ve seen this cigar.
If you haven’t, the first thing you’ll notice is how impressively long and slender it is. A cigar like this takes a great deal of skill to roll, and it’s even more impressive to find it consistently firm. I did note that it was a little on the veiny side, but the veins weren’t particularly large.
The scent of the wrapper was the only thing that seemed inconsistent to me. One cigar had a aroma that was like compost and honey, while the other one I smoke had an interesting chicken bullion aroma. Both smelled very much like hay at the foot of the cigar. In the cold taste I got a flavor that was reminiscent of the filler of a Fig Newton. (Yes I did have a few recently, but not before either review!)
As you’ll note in the Tower of Burn below, the burn on this cigar was great. The line was nice and even, and the cigar held an impressive ash given its very small ring gauge. In fact, it held an ash longer than some cigars with nearly double the ring gauge.
What you can’t tell from the pictures is that the draw was also excellent. Together, the ash and the draw are an excellent testament to the great construction of this cigar.
It would be immediately obvious to anyone familiar with the normal Double Ligero that this is not the same cigar. If you didn’t know about the other blend, you’d think that somebody was pulling a fast one on you. The Cameroon really comes through. Right from the very beginning, it’s sweet, a little creamy and slightly fruity. I also got a good amount of citrus and spice. It really seemed like there were layers of flavor, so each puff had an initial flavor, a follow up flavor and then a still different finish. For example, in the first third the spicy citrus was often followed by a smooth slightly creamy leather which ended with a bit of pepper in the finish.
The second third generally was a little bit more earthy than the first, but the fruitiness, citrus, and some of the spice remained. The cigar seemed to get a bit sweeter as it moved into the final third, and there was some creaminess as well. Overall, the final third was pretty similar to the previous one.
I bought this cigar for $10.95, which I think is a little more expensive than the Ecuadorian Double Ligero. That’s most likely due to the very, very limited availability of these smokes. I winced a bit when I grabbed these, but hey, I had to try them.
The great thing about the lancero size of the Double Ligero lancero is that it both makes the cigar accessible to people who would normally be bowled over by the ligero, while at the same time really magnifying the impact of the wrapper leaf. So it really makes sense that the lancero vitola was the chosen to try out a new wrapper leaf. And in this case, the Cameroon really shined. This cigar had great flavor, and it was significantly different than the regular Double Ligero lancero. I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to fans of the Double Ligero and Cameroon wrappers.
I haven’t asked the folks at Puff ‘N’ Stuff about it, but if you’re interested, I’d recommend giving them a call or email to see about arranging a purchase. That is, if they have any in stock right now!
Liked It: Yes
Buy It Again: Yes
Recommend It: Yes
Tower of Burn
Here for your viewing pleasure is my trademark Tower of Burn.