The latest HOG featured cigar courtesy of my new best friends at Cigars City is the Kristoff LIgero Maduro Matador (Toro). Yes, the name could be longer. I’m no cigar aficionado, but working my way that direction now. This one is a departure for me. A type I’ve never tried before.
The Kristoff Ligero Maduro Matador (Toro) is a darker cigar with a much more powerful taste. The cigar comes from the Dominican Republic, but the wrapper is Brazilian. Some filler is from Nicaragua as well as Dominican.
|Length & Gauge||6.5″ x 56|
|Avg Smoke Time||45 – 60 Minutes|
|Pack Size||20 Cigars|
|Price Per Cigar||$8.85|
My first time around with the Ligero Maduro Matador (Toro) was a learning experience. I’m not used to medium-full cigars and this one hit me fairly hard. By the 6th tee in my golf round I was feeling a little bit silly and downright dizzy! I was puffing way too fast. It kicked my butt pretty hard.
The second time I tested out this stick I was much better prepared. I paced myself and took it nice and slow. After all, this one is a 45-60 minute smoke. The slower and less aggressive pace made a big difference. I was able to enjoy the cigar without it having too much of an effect on me physically (or mentally for that matter). This time I was able to soak in the taste a little better and enjoy it.
Pace yourself on this one. The Maduro Matador (Toro) is not for beginners! When smoked at a nice pace it can be highly enjoyed.