Gary Korb takes one more look at the Holidays with his list of top shelf cigars adorned with fancy white & gold bands. Whether it’s a last minute gift idea or a humidor-worthy primo to ring-in the New Year, you’ll find 12 of them all dressed-up and ready to smoke.
#Nowsmoking: CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa
#nowsmoking @famoussmokeshop: Rolled to a Robusto format, the CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa issues a creamy-nutty smoke with a well-balanced mix of cashew and nutmeg, plus sweet and peppery spices.
Factory: General Cigar, Estelí
Size: 4 7/8″ x 50 / Robusto
Wrapper: Honduran Jamastran
Binder: Honduran Jamastran
Filler: Nicaragua (Various)
Dominant Flavors: Cedar, cashew, nutmeg, cream, lightly sweet spice, pepper
Where it’s at: A leathery pre-light sets-up a creamy-nutty start with a hint of sweet spice. Notes of cedar, cashew and nutmeg lead-off as peppery spice is revealed in the retrohale. The last third reveals more peppery spice and charred earth; but overall, this Robusto rounds-out nicely for a satisfying, well-balanced smoke.
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