La Sirena Prince (first impressions)

La Sirena

I know what you’re probably thinking right now: “What gives? Another ‘first impressions’ video? Where are my full-length reviews?” I’m sorry! I mean, it’s not like I’m busy, what with the new job, new house, pregnant wife, and everything else. I know I’ve been slacking, but there are only 24 hours in a day. So please bear with me, and don’t everyone throw your computer mice at my head all at once!

The first thing you notice about La Sirena is the massive & ornate band that dominates the cigar’s appearance, covering roughly two-thirds of the length of the Prince, the smallest vitola in the line. I, for one, think it looks pretty cool, but you have to remove it almost immediately after lighting up, so the good looks don’t last. And, as we all know, looks aren’t everything. Fortunately, La Sirena has got it where it counts, too. Produced by Miami Cigar, manufactured by My Father in Nicaragua, and sporting a really promising blend of tobaccos, I had been looking forward to smoking a La Sirena for quite some time now. Did it live up to such lofty expectations? Watch the video to find out…

La Sirena Prince by the numbers:
Size: 5×50
Vitola: robusto
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’96
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium-Full
Factory: My Father Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua
No. smoked for review: 1 (first impressions)
Duration: 1 hour
Source: purchased by the reviewer
MSRP: $9.00
Twitter: @MiamiCigar

(Video length: 14:51)

Soundtrack: “i got chu” by Markeitheo and Kendall

Despite the serious problems with the wrapper, I really enjoyed the flavor profile delivered by La Sirena. The cigar had been resting soundly in my coolidor for months, so it’s hard to fault the environmental conditions. Maybe I can chalk it up to one bad wrapper leaf…? In any event, I’ll certainly be giving La Sirena another chance sometime in the future.

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About Charlie:
Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Delaware, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.