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Frank Llaenza 1961 Double Magnum

Before the 1961 Llaenza Cigar, Frank Llaenza was President of Villazon in Honduras for many years, his main focus being on the Hoyo de Monterrey and Punch cigar brands. 60 years after his introduction to tobacco and cigars, Frank has created a brand with HIS name on it.

FACTS ABOUT THE LLAENZA 1961

Limited released cigar: only 60 stores nationwide carry this cigar (CFO Sterling Heights and Troy being two of them). This cigar is also sold as in-house only; there is no online purchasing of this cigar. This cigar is completely handmade in Nicaragua.

THE CIGAR

  • WRAPPER: Ecuador Sumatra. This is a fairly dark wrapper (almost a chocolate color), fairly smooth with a slight etched feel to it, with very nice veins
  • BINDER: Nicaraguan
  • FILLER: Dominican and Nicaraguan
  • STRENGTH: Medium to Full
  • ASH: A nice, firm, solid, white colour (not flaky)

The pre light aroma was very indulging reminded me almost of a Cuban. The pre light draw seemed very good as well, but the real test was to come. This cigar provided an effortless draw the second I lit it and the burn on this cigar was exceptional, which is obviously due to the great construction of course. This cigar seems almost too good to be true! I’m on the first quarter and I’m getting some leather, cedary notes, with a smooth undertone staying very persistent. Not only is the burn perfect, but once again the construction comes back again to prove itself. I left this cigar un-smoked for nearly seven minutes and it stayed just the way it is was. I am now at the 1/4 point and I’m getting some chocolate notes coming through. I’m now at the halfway point of this amazing stick and the flavours, the burn and the draw are still as exceptional as they were 30 minutes ago . I’m now getting near the end of this cigar and all I can say is WOW. Seriously, the flavours just exploded as I neared the last ¼ of this stick… just amazing.

SUMMARY

This cigar is medium to full-bodied. I find it similar to the Oliva Serie V in the sense that they both carry full-body characteristics but yet maintain a consistent smoothness throughout the cigar. A perfect burn and effortless draw, providing smooth, cedary, leathery, and just a hint of spice flavours, all perfectly balanced to provide an experience that will not be forgotten. Just the way that Frank Llaenza intended it to be, the 60 years of experiences is clearly evident in this cigar. This must be why he decided to put his name on it. Stop By the CFO and pick one up today, you will not be disappointed.

Sincerely,

Eric D. Kukucka

Member of the Montecristo lounge, Sterling Heights, Michigan