It’s Stog o’Clock, and this go around, I check out the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero in the unique Chisel size. This 6×54 cigar features a flat torpedo head resembling a chisel with an Ecuadorian Sumatra Sungrown wrapper concealing Dominican filler and binder tobaccos. I prepare for a strong smoke as I light this bad boy up.
Forty minutes in, this slow burner closes out the first third. On the draw, I find fruity leather with some cocoa and spicy nutmeg. Through the nose, I pick up cayenne pepper and oak. The finish offers some black pepper spice alongside spicy toast and a rich gingerbread note. The strength and body are both at the medium-to-full mark.
The second third finishes out at one hour and ten minutes. The draw gives me meaty leather with cocoa and black pepper. On the retro-hale, there is a tree bark note on top of more cayenne pepper. The finish is spicy with peppery earth on top of bold coffee and black licorice. Both strength and body jump up to the full mark.
The final third closes out at one hour and forty minutes. The draw blasts me with very spicy leather, black pepper, and cocoa. Through the nose, I pick up on some nutty earth alongside more of the cayenne pepper flavor. On the finish, I find spicy hat with some smoky leather and more coffee. There is no change to strength or body, both ending at the full mark.
The Double Ligero Chisel is a potent blend with a lot of Dominican twang. It has good complexity, and the performance was solid aside from some minor wrapper cracking. It’s not a smoke for the faint of heart, but the chisel head is an interesting concept, and the flavors are enjoyable, so I recommend giving it a try if you like strong smoke.