In November I sat down with Dave Wagner, VP of Sales at Oliva, to discuss Sam Leccia’s departure from Oliva. As the conversation came to a close, Dave mentioned that Studio Tobac was going to create an Advisory Board to bounce new product ideas and samples off of. I was asked if I would be interested in being a part of that board. After a bit more discussion on the role of this Advisory Board, I accepted.
Some time later I received a letter from Studio Tobac welcoming me to the Advisory Board. Packaged with the letter were samples of the Cain F Nub and Cain F Lancero. Thinking very little of the Cain Habano and Cain Maduro, and highly of the Cain F line, I was eager to light up the new Lancero addition.
I enjoyed the Cain F Lancero so much that I smoked through my four samples in a short period of time. It wasn’t until I met up with Dave Wagner and Shing999 at Sir Stogies one afternoon that I was able to score some more.
Armed with another four Cain F Lancero, I made a point to smoke them a little less frequently and record a review. That review, as you would imagine, can be found below. What I enjoy most about this cigar, aside from its smooth draw and consistent flavor profile, is that it isn’t quite as powerful as the larger vitolas. Although it beat me up a bit, I was able to smoke a lancero as early as 6:00 am before having breakfast. They also made for great afternoon cigars and even better evening cigars.
From what I understand, the Cain F Lancero is only available in the Studio Tobac Sampler, which can be obtained at tour events. Due to the wild popularity of this cigar, it is expected to hit the market in standard production sometime next year. In the meantime, I would suggest picking up a sampler if the opportunity presented itself. While the flavor profile doesn’t present many twists and turns, it does provide a rich favor from start to finish.