The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2005
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel
Litto Gomez used to make only mild cigars. His Double Ligero Chisel is quite the opposite. Loaded with leathery, brawny flavor accented by black pepper notes, the cigar is powered by Gomez's homegrown filler and binder and finished with a rich, dark leaf of Sumatra-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador by the Oliva family. It's a cigar that can't be ignored, from its bold flavor to its distinctive head, which resembles the mouthpiece of a woodwind instrument or the hand tool that gives this cigar its name. Ligero is the strongest type of filler tobacco, and Gomez aptly warns the smoker of the extra kick to this 6 by 54 figurado.