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A New Kind of Chisel: Air Bender Style

Jul 21, 2010 | By David Savona
A New Kind of Chisel: Air Bender Style

The Chisel, the high-octane, wedge-headed cigar from La Flor Dominicana, is coming to the company's popular new Air Bender line. The La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Chisel will make its public debut next month at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer trade show in New Orleans.

"It's the first new Chisel in many years," said La Flor Dominicana maker Litto Gomez, on a visit to Cigar Aficionado's New York City offices last week. "The first since 2004."

The beefy smoke, which has a flattened top third reminiscent of the head of a woodwind instrument, will measure 6 1/2 inches long by 54 ring gauge, half an inch longer than the La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Chisel, which debuted in 2003.

Gomez created the Air Bender late last year, and the cigars went on sale in January. La Flor Dominicana Air Benders are made from a blend of Gomez's homegrown Dominican filler and binder tobaccos, including some piloto Cubano, Sumatra seed and Corojo. The wrapper is a leaf of Habano seed grown in Ecuador.

For the Chisel, which has traditionally been a very bold smoke, Gomez used a higher priming leaf of ligero for the wrapper, giving it a darker hue and more strength. "It's fuller bodied," said Gomez with a smile, "because it's a chisel." It will retail for about $8.

The original four sizes of La Flor Dominicana Air Benders were rated in Cigar Insider in March.

For Air Bender reviews, click here.

Read Tuesday's Cigar Insider for more new smokes coming from Gomez and La Flor Dominicana.

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