We all have lost friends and family in the course of life. It is never easy, no matter how they passed on, as we think of them always. Nestor Miranda from Miami Cigars lost his son Danny to brain cancer back in 2008 after a 3 year battle. Nestor began a very personal cigar project in tribute to his late son.
Known as the Danno One Life it comes in one size – a 7x56 Churchill and three blends:
- Connecticut (Ecuadorian Connecticut)
- Maduro (Broadleaf Maduro)
- Habano (Nicaraguan Habano)
Each blend is completed with various filler percentages of Brazil, Honduras and Nicaragua leaf.
I received samples of these limited release blends from Nestor at the 2015 IPCPR.
For the review I sampled the Danno 2015 Maduro
Cigar Review Notes
- Rugged wrapper
- Band is one of the three colors, Blue, Red, Green – the Maduro is red
- Well finished pig tail cap
- Nice fermented tobacco aroma along the barrel
- Rich cocoa aroma on the foot – Why am I even smoking this?
- I decided to cut the pig tail cap.
- Cold draw offered a meaty tatse with a sprinkle of pepper
- Pepper comes right in on the initial puffs
- Oodles of smoke delivery as the meaty flavor follows
- This is getting me in the mood to grill some steaks (I don’t use that metaphor “meaty” too often, but this has it
- There is a slight restriction to the draw but the smoke is still being delivered with full volume
- I really dig the bands on this collection – remind me so much of iconic Miami.
- The pepper dies down but the meaty component remains
- A little salt is added
- Solid white ash
- Citrus enters near the end of the 1st third with a spice aroma
- There is a minor wave but the ash is holding tight and straight
- The pre-light cocoa makes an appearance at this point
- Smoke is smooth on the retrohale now
- The citrus shows itself as lemon peel
- You only get one life enjoy it.
- Coffee enters taking over the cocoa
- Half way a touch of peanut
- The nut is also moving to the aroma
- Flavors are dancing all about
- Finishes with a delightful sweetness and cocoa