Isabela Cigar Ltd. Edition Serpentine in Belicoso
Welcome back everyone to another review here at Tony’s Cigar Corner. Where today I have the pleasure of smoking the Isabela Ltd. edition Serpentine in Belicoso. This 6 x 54 barber pole style cigar was sent to me by Mr. Matt Plummer of the Isabela Cigar Company, and I have been anxiously waiting to smoke it. Veiled in a smooth, two-toned wrapper consisting of an Ecuadorian Deflorada Connecticut and an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro, this cigar is a pleasure to look at. The body of the Serpentine is tightly packed with no soft spots. Off the body, I experience strong barnyard aromas that mix nicely with the sweet aromas emitting from the foot. On the dry draw, pepper is the dominant note as it flow through on slightly snug draw. But enough with all that, let’s get lite up and smoked up in this week’s episode here at Tony’s Cigar Corner
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Deflorada Connecticut/Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Tiempo
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About the Isabela. (from their site)
created in 1997 when my journey to source a truly unique cigar experience led me to the sun-beaten streets of Old Little Havana, Miami. That’s where I met the legendary Cuban Master Vicente Ortiz.
The rich sweet smells of fresh tobaccos and chatter of ex-pat Cubans in and around his small, gated pink “fabrica” on Flagler street was the perfect setting for Vicente to tell me the history of his cigars. He also mixed in more than a few stories about his life as a young man in Cuba, and our conversations transported me back to a very special time when pride and devotion to craftsmanship truly meant something.
Over several years, Vicente mentored and taught me about the inner workings of cigar making, and the art of combining, priming and aging various tobaccos to create the unique identity and magical profiles of the Isabela cigars that we created together.
Now in 2015, we have carefully and meticulously ramped up production to make Isabela available nationwide. Isabela cigars are rolled by one of six pairs of level 9 + Cuban Master rollers, each with over 30 years of experience. We utilize traditional Cuban methods of artisan custom master rolling, each finished in tres capa and sealed with a sugar-based sealant.
We offer our Isabela cigars in five standard sizes, complimented by limited seasonal releases. We truly hope you enjoy the flavors, personality, history, and the unique identity of the cigars we have created — from the sun-to-seed, stem-to-leaf and to our souls.
— Johnny, Isabela Cigar Company