Monday, August 15, 2011

Cain Daytona Short Robusto

This will be the first cigar I will review that will be available in the Studio Tobac 2011 World Tour Sampler. This cigar was released earlier this year and has already become one of our most popular selling Cain cigars. There are a few cigars in the Sampler Pack that will not be available for individual sale, but thankfully the Cain Daytona is available for individual sale. The size that you will be receiving the Sampler Pack is a Short Robusto (41/2 by 50) and this size will not be available outside of this Sampler Pack. The other five sizes are available for sale right now!

Studio Tobac is an affiliate of Oliva Cigars and is in EstelĂ­ Nicaragua. Studio Tobac was created in 2007 and they make Cain and Nub cigars. Nubs are noted for their size and Cain remains to this day the only straight Ligero cigar on the market. Ligero is the leaf taken from the top third of the tobacco plant, which are the strongest leaves on the plant. Because Cain cigars are straight Ligero (wrapper, binder, and filler are all Ligero), these cigars are put through a triple fermentation process to allow them to be strong but not overpowering and harsh. Fermentation is a process by which the tobacco leaves are placed in large piles allowing the natural heat of the tobacco to heat the leaves releasing chemicals and impurities. Studio Tobac is very secretive about their triple fermentation process the only thing they will say is that it takes anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

Cain Daytona is a made with Ligero from the Jalapa Valley. Tobacco from the Jalapa Valley is more refined than other tobaccos. This allows the Daytona to have the traditional Cain spice and flavor while being a medium bodied cigar. The five sizes available are; No. 4 (5 x 43), Robusto (5 x 50), Corona (6 x 46), Torpedo (6 x 54), and the Double Toro (6 x 60).

And now for the best part – how does this cigar smoke. Before I get into that I have to say that before all of these amazing new cigars starting coming out this was by far my favorite smoke for this year. I’m trying all of these new cigars (and am really enjoying them) but the Cain Daytona remains my favorite go to smoke. I found there to be a pleasant spiciness throughout the cigar, nothing over powering or harsh, just a nice spice on your lips as you smoke. In my research I have seen people categorize this as a medium to full smoke, but I definitely find this a medium bodied smoke. It is not as full bodied as the other Cain lines but still has that flavor and spice we love from Cain. My suggestion would be if you think Cain’s are too strong give the Cain Daytona a try it is medium bodied.

Posted by Michele 

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