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Size: 4 3/4” x 60

Vitola: Torpedo

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Havana-seed

Origin: Nicaragua

Age: couple months

The Antano!  One of the most powerful cigars on the market.  I n fact for many years it was THE most powerful cigar around.  Here’s some info from the manufacturer:

Antaño in Spanish means “yesteryear” a name that is a tribute to the Joya de Nicaragua cigar of the 70’s when the brand became one of the favorite smokes in the US market.

This is a full bodied cigar, made totally by hand with 100% Nicaraguan tobacco. The filler, binder and wrapper are Havana Criollo seed grown in Nicaragua. The shiny Colorado wrapper and the complexity of the blend give a very distinctive personality to this cigar, created to satisfy the most exigent smoker who looks for a strong cigar, rich in taste and aroma. Introduced in 2002, Antaño actually is one of the favorite cigars in the American Market and is a symbol of the true Nicaraguan puro. [Source: joyadenicaragua.com.ni]

I’m not normally a fan of big ring gauge cigars, but there is something special about the Gran Consul that sets it apart from the smaller sizes in the Antano line.

This beefy cigar is very oily looking and has a nice dull point to the torpedo end.  The cigar clips easy and the pre-light draw is very easy; but not due to being under-filled as this cigar is very densely rolled.


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