Wednesday, 11 February 2015

How to Properly Smoke the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel

Unlike many popular brands, the La Flor Dominicana was a late bloomer. In 1996, it was founded by the husband-wife duo Litto Gomez and Ines Lorenzo-Gomez in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The brand, now popular among cigar connoisseurs, offers a range of delectable flavors. One fine specimen among them is the Double Ligero Chisel.

Here’s why we think the Double Ligero Chisel is so special:

The Double Ligero Chisel is different from other offerings of this brand because it is shaped differently and there’s a special way to smoke this one. The unique chisel shape given to the cigar is not just a decorative stunt. It is there to concentrate and focus the smoke as you take a draw and as a result, the cigar you smoke is strong, flavorful, and heady -- exactly what you suppose a full-bodied cigar to be.

Second, one doesn’t have to cut the chisel. Period. Say goodbye to your precious little cigar cutter if you are going to be a Double Ligero Chisel fan for a while. So what do you do when you don’t cut? Do you light it as it is? No, but all you have to do is take the end of the chisel between your forefinger and thumb, and give a little pinch. That’s all. If you cut it, there’s is going to be a hole in the chisel, which will defeat the entire purpose of that special shape.

When you pinch the cigar, there will be a thin slit opening at the base as the delicate wrapper leaf at the end gives way, which will direct the smoke in a concentrated path when you draw in, giving you the taste of the strongest cigar you will ever smoke in your life.

A suggestion

When do you generally smoke your cigars? Many people come home from work and take their first cigar in the evening. They begin with a mild one, and then gradually move on to a strong flavor as the night progresses, saving their favorite one for the last. Well, there’s no difference whether you take your cigar in the morning or in the evening or at any time of the day. But, your choice of the first stogie of the day will make a difference to how you perceive the taste of the subsequent ones.

The simple reason being that your palette is the most receptive when you light the first one of the day. It means, you will get the most flavor and enjoyment. As you progress to your next one, the taste from the earlier stogie will still be lingering and no matter how good it is, it won’t have the same impact as it would have had if it was smoked afresh. So, when you want to enjoy a particular stogie, make it the first one of the day, not even the third or second.

The La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel leaves a slightly sweet finish on your lips. The taste is a mix of mocha notes, savory saltiness, and the delectable hint of grass. However, the best thing you would like about this particular cigar is the unhindered smoothness that will caress your senses like a dream. From the humidors of Litto and Ines’s La Flor factories, this well aged, master of a specimen, is a must-have for you if you like to call yourself a taster of all the finest cigars in the world.

Have you tasted any of the La Flor Dominicanas ? Liked them or not, tell us your opinion in the comments section.


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