Little Havana Overruns

Little Havana overruns III toro

This is another Holts exclusive cigar by Don Pepin Garcia, there are many more like the Tatuaje Verocu #9, Fumadores, Casa Royale and Old Henry. I guess it pays to own both the Ashton brand and Holts and have Don Pepin blend and make all the new Ashton cigars. Not that I blame the people behind Ashton and Holts, if I was in their shoes I would probably do the same. After smoking the torpedo I wanted more, so before my trip to Florida late last year I asked one of my friends from Philly, who would come down to Florida too, to bring me a bundle of the Little Havana Overrun toro, and he did.
The first thing I notice is that the cigar doesn’t have a band. The chocolate brown wrapper is shiny because of the oil and has a lot of veins. The wrapper feels silky. The construction feels good and the cigar has a mild barnyard smell. This 6×50 toro has a good and mild peppery predraw.
I taste a sweet coffee with pepper, full but smooth, and I also taste some wood. The smooth flavors are a bit weird too, I get a little bit of chocolate but it isn’t a normal chocolate flavor with some pepper and again, a strange, wood flavor. The exact flavors are hard to describe.
The white pepper slowly grows stronger but fades away soon after that. The cigar gets a little bit of a vegetable flavor, a flavor which I can describe either. Halfway the flavors change, I get wood with herbs and near the end even a minty freshness.
I enjoyed this cigar for ninety minutes. The draw and the burn are good. I got a decent amount of thin smoke. The ash is light colored and firm. The cigar is full flavored and medium bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? Next time I go to the USA I will bring back a few bundles.

Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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Little Havana overrun III torpedo

Don Pepin Garcia is responsible for these budget friendly Nicaraguan puros, that are available in four sizes, Churchill, Toro, Robusto and the Torpedo which I reviewed today. The torpedo is 6⅛ x 52 long. I am not sure, but these could be a Holts exclusive cigar. I got this cigar from an American friend from Massachusetts that was in Amsterdam for a day and crashed at my place for the night.
The wrapper is mocha brown, a bit oily with a few long but thin veins. The cigar has a strong wood and barnyard smell. The construction feels a bit soft, but evenly soft all over the cigar. The predraw is good and I get a peppery raisin flavor.
I get a full flavored and strong espresso and black pepper flavor with a mild sweetness. After an inch the espresso changes into wood, the pepper remains and the sweetness has disappeared. After two inch I also get a hint of chocolate.
The chocolate disappears again, I now taste wood and a splash of black pepper again. The wood slowly gains some strength and the flavor gets even nicer. The pepper also gets stronger. The wood flavor reminds me of the specific Liga Privada and Opus X flavor but less subtle and complicated.
This very nice cigar lasted me for an hour and thirty five minutes. I got a lot of smoke, medium thick. The draw and the burn were good. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied. The pepper and salt colored ash is firm.
Would I buy this cigar again? I will have to get myself a few bundles.

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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