Left to right: La Flor Dominicana’s Ligero Oscuro, Factory Press Prensado, and Litto Gomez Diez Oriental. (Click image to enlarge)
Ligero Oscuro Natural Cabinet 200: A petit corona, its thin ring gauge allows the sun-grown Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper to shine, rounded by the Dominican binder and filler. It is a full-bodied smoke offering a core of roasted nuts and earth.
Factory Press Prensado: Litto Gomez shares, “For years I have been fascinated with our cigar box pressing system. That is why I’m offering a very special cigar shipped in the actual factory press.” Only 400 cabinet style boxes of 120 sticks are available. They feature an aged Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, a first-crop 1997 Dominican corojo filler, and a Sumatra seed binder, aged eight years, also grown on the La Canella farm. This 6 x 60 beast is an impressively cool smoke with rich, earthy, and spicy flavors complemented by obvious cedar notes in both flavor and aroma.
Litto Gomez Diez Oriental: Another petit corona, this little jewel is a Dominican puro; the filler, binder, and wrapper all hail from the La Flor Dominicana farm in La Canella, Dominican Republic. This beauty is meaty and full bodied with loads of cinnamon and a favorable aroma.