Cain Habano Cigar Review

March 14, 2011 · Posted in Cigar Review 

Perhaps you may think that it is a little curious that I would be posting a review of the Cain Habano shortly after the launch of the Cain Daytona (Is it a spring break cigar? I don’t know.). And maybe you have a point, this isn’t exactly the most topical of cigar reviews that are out there.

I have previously reviewed the Cain F and the Cain Maduro with the F receiving a score of 90 points and the Maduro receiving a score of 88 points. As of yet I do not have a review in the hopper for the Cain Daytona and, if my previous predilection towards being topical are any indication, I won’t have one up for a number of months.

All the Cains are perfectly constructed. They might have a few veins but none of them are too pronounced. This Cain Habano 660 is an oily cigar. In the past I have done reviews for the Cain Maduro and the Cain F. My favorite so far is the Cain F but, based off the Cain Habanos I have had thus far, the Cain Habanos will give the Fs a run for its money.

For all of you scientists out there who live for the nitty gritty details about things here is the ligero mixture in this cigar (info from the Cain website):

  • 25% Esteli Ligero – Strongest ligero in all the land (well, out least out of these three)
  • 27% Condega Ligero – Medium bodied but adds substance
  • 30% Jalapa Ligero – More noticeable range of flavors

Cigar Stats
Double Toro
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 60
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Price: around $6.40/Single | $135.00/Box of 24

March Madness Light!

It starts out with the fury of a hurricane. Unruly spice dominates the palate and it is definitely a full bodied cigar. Actually, I love this kind of a cigar since my favorite flavor is spice. But I also like what the cigar evolves into.

The spice is obviously still there; it’s still the predominate flavor. But it loses its tempest in a tea pot demeanor and takes on the resolute firmness of a Beefeater. Another flavor, oak, enters and becomes a sturdy secondary flavor.

Technically speaking, it is a good cigar. The draw is open throughout and the burn is fairly even. As I mentioned before, it is a full bodied cigar but it isn’t overpowering.

What you should expect when smoking this cigar is pretty straightforward: spice and oak in a full bodied package. In the end, I would peg this cigar a little below the Cain F but it is definitely better than the maduro version.

89 points

Comments

5 Responses to “Cain Habano Cigar Review”

  1. jim goldstein on March 17th, 2011 8:40 am

    I love all of the Cain cigars. I think my preferences are right in line with your ratings on the three cigars. Occasional smoker with 10-15 cigars in a humidor at most but I only have been smoking the cain line. First time this has happened to me. Best overall not overally expensive cigars I have had. Nice website btw. Jim

  2. Travis Lindsay on March 17th, 2011 11:42 am

    Thanks Jim. :D

  3. jim goldstein on March 25th, 2011 5:22 am

    I picked up some Cain Daytona cigars from Joe’s Cigar Deal. Wow. What a nice cigar. Very smooth and creamy but still has some punch. I need to smoke a few more to decide but based on one of these this jumps up to being one of my favorite cigars. Personally, I like this and the F version of the Cain the best closely followed by the maduro and habano. Great cigars!

  4. Travis Lindsay on March 25th, 2011 3:50 pm

    Jim,

    Thanks for the comment and you have to be the fifth person to tell me that they also like the Cain Daytonas. I haven’t tried any yet because I thought it was an odd move for a cigar brand that was built around being audaciously full bodied to come out with a milder version. But, hey, all that matters is that the cigar tastes good, so I’m definitely going to have to give them a try now.

  5. jim goldstein on March 26th, 2011 5:59 am

    Travis,

    I think it will be worthwhile for you to try. Love to see a write up with your perspective. Keep up the good work. Very good blog. Enjoy and have a good weekend. Jim

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