When I got my hands on the Flor de las Antillas toro, the first thing I noticed was the very fancy band on it. It’s ornate and very well made out of higher quality paper. The Flor de las Antillas is a box pressed, 6 x 52 cigar with a Nicaraguan sun-grown Cuban-seed wrapper. The cut was easy with no damage to the head of the cigar. It was wrapped very well and allowed an easy draw.
The Flor de las Antillas lit easily and the first few puffs invited you to keep smoking. The smoke was light and even though there were two of us smoking in the room, there was no need for major ventilation. The taste wasn’t harsh which could be expected of a “medium-bodied” cigar. This tasted like a mild cigar which is not bad if you can’t handle a heavier cigar. The burn was good right up until the end. The ash on the cigar was real flaky and made a mess as it smoked. I wouldn’t recommend keeping the ash on the end for very long.
Overall the Flor de las Antillas was a great smoke and would recommend this for anyone looking for a cigar for an event with friends who may or may not smoke.
by Travis J. Howell