Caonabo CT Shade

Caonabo CT Shade

Cigar Club featured in Original Premium Cigar Club



Panel Rating:



6 x 50


Dominican Republic



The origins of the name of this cigar date back to the days of Christopher Columbus. Chief Caonabo was a brave warrior and leader of what is now known as the Cibao Region of the Dominican Republic. He led his people in the resistance against Columbus for over three years before being captured and imprisoned. It seems appropriate that the founder of the Caonabo Cigar line featured this month was himself also a leader and rebel not dissimilar to Chief Caonabo. Manuel Dominguez worked side-by-side with Castro in the 1950's, a guerilla fighting the Bastida regime in Cuba's mountainsides. He was named Deputy Minister of Communication soon after Castro came into power and when informed of the dictator's infidelity with Russia, tried to escape the island with one of Castro's personal helicopters. A gunfight killed several of his comrades and he himself was wounded and then placed in a Cuban prison for 26 years. After President Regan negotiated asylum in the U.S. for Dominguez, he began to build his cigar production operations in the Dominican Republic. We know that you will enjoy this exceptional cigar inspired by two exceptional men. This torpedo's binder and filler are from the Dominican Republic with a Connecticut Shade wrapper. This cigar offers a complex, full-flavored, medium-bodied smoke. Look for superb construction and an effortless draw. We found its flavor to start slightly peppery with both sweet and spicy notes to round it out. An amazingly long ash indicates that the tobacco was properly aged. You're gonna love it. Try it with a hearty Scotch Ale after a big meal.
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