A little history:
Tabacalera Falto, Inc. and its brands La Garita Cigar Co. and Falto Cigars began its operations more than eighteen years ago (1995), while Luis J. Falto was studying at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. . It all started when he bought and sold cigars to many different persons, including some restaurants and other establishments. All the while, he was and still is, an avid consumer and passionate of what true cigar smokers call: “The Leaf.”. During that time, Luis came to the conclusion that he had tasted so many different cigars that he could make one according to his own personal taste.. With the access in Washington, DC, he visited the Embassy of the Dominican Republic and asked for a list of all major manufacturers of cigars established there.. Also, with the help of some friends in the tobacco industry, he was able to arrange appointments and meetings with some of the most important manufacturers in the Mecca of Dominican cigars: Santiago de los Caballeros in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic.
This blend is available only in a “Petit Belicoso” (5 x 52) size.. A Cameroon wrapper is used, which adds richness and vigor to the cigar, while maintaining it medium in body with touches of light simple spices.
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
This is a new blend coming into one of the local shops. I have to say, I’m really liking it. However, it doesn’t blow me away. This cameroon wrapped petit bellicose is an awesome size, and the burn, draw and construction were impeccable, making for an outstanding smoking experience. Taking price off the table, I enjoyed the smoke, it had some spice, and a little bit of sweetness that came and went. For $10, I want more in the way of body and flavor. Also, the smoke was not as balanced as it could have been, something that age may solve. I liked it enough to buy 5, but only if they are on sale, just to see how they will age. I only smoked one, and want to re-visit and am therefore holding off on a rating for now.