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Cigar Review: Canimao Double Corona

17 Jan 2012

One of a small number of Miami-rolled cigars, the Canimao is not easy to find. I’ve seen it in only a couple of shops and a few online retailers. But it’s well worth seeking out.

My first came several weeks ago at The Cigar Loft, a warm, welcoming shop in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Florida. It was my good fortune that shop owner Tom Gabriele pointed the Canimao box out to me in the humidor or I might have missed it altogether.

That would have been a shame. I’ve enjoyed this cigar about as much as any I smoked in 2011. It’s distinctive without being odd, different enough to stand out but not so much that you wouldn’t want to smoke it frequently.

Upon lighting up, the immediate and most lasting impression comes from a mix of subtle spices that make the Canimao stand out. Throughout the length of the cigar, other flavors come and go, making for an engaging smoke with a great aroma.

At about $6.75, the cigar is amazingly priced for a U.S.-made product. With an elegant wrapper, the Canimao is a excellently constructed cigar with a fine draw and straight burn. The double corona is a generous 7.5 inches with a nice 50 ring gauge. The name comes from a legendary Indian warrior in Cuba.

According to Canimao’s website the cigar has an Ecuadorian wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and filler from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. In reviews and listings, you’ll see a variety of labels for the Canimao’s strength. To me, it’s in the medium range.

I’d recommend this cigar to just about any smoker, from beginner to grizzled vet. It’s hard to imagine not finding something to enjoy. I rate this four and a half stogies out of five.

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George E

photo credit: Canimao Cigars

One Response to “Cigar Review: Canimao Double Corona”

  1. Travis Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Sounds like a really interesting smoke. I particularly like how it sounds unique without being too weird to smoke often. Sometimes I find that cigars often taste really similar to one another, and having some uniqueness is a big plus in my book.