Sunday, April 5, 2009

Isabela robusto

A classy-looking cigar, but with a sweetened cap.

2 comments:

ricardo said...

Awesome review of the isabela Miami !! The "sweetened cap" is not sweetened per se...the Isabela Miami cigars are rolled in the old pre-castro Cuban tradition, utilizing a sugar-based sealer to finish the cigar-hence the flavor on the tip !! All Isabelas are rolled by one of four octo-genarian ex-patriate Cuban masters, so they know no other than the " Old Ways"-a step back in time !!

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Thanks for the background on the sweetness. In the U.S. we have cheaper, mostly machine rolled, cigars that have sweetened and flavored caps. The sweetness reminded me more of Swisher Sweets, but since we don't have unfettered access to real cuban cigars, it's hard to know the traditional roots.

It's funny about the sugar based adhesive, because the taste reminded me of the sugar cane I used to buy at roadside stands on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.