Sunday, December 11, 2011
My 12 Days of Christmas: Unwrapping the Humidor.
On the first day of Christmas, my humidor gave to me...
Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican
Time in my humidor: 8 months
Frank Llaneza may have been born into the cigar industry, but he became a legend as he dedicated his entire adult life to art of cigar making. He turned Villazon & Co. into an industry power and helped develop well-known labels of Punch and Hoyo de Monterrey after the Cuban Embargo.
On March 18, 2010, he died two weeks after his 90th birthday. One of his final, of many, contributions to the world of cigars was a cigar that bears his name.
The Frank Llanzea 1961 line from Altadis, U.S.A., hailed from Nicaragua, was introduced at the IPCPR trade show in 2009.
After almost a year, the toothy wrapper has some present oils that permeate with creamy and coffee flavors on the palate of the dry draw.