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La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Gets Two New Sizes


If you are a fan of the Air Bender line from La Flor Dominicana, but have been waiting on a thinner stick, you are now in luck. The brand has recently added two new sizes to the Air Bender line, which was done to comply with customer requests for thinner cigars.

Previously, the Air Bender line came in the following sizes: the 5 x 50 Matatan, the 5 1/2x 52 Maestro, the 6 1/4x 54 Guerrero, and the 6 1/4x 60 Valiente. As you can see, not one of the sticks went below a ring gauge of 50. Now, however, fans of the line can enjoy the thinner 5 1/2x 42 Poderoso and the 7 1/2x 38 Villano.

Air Benders are composed of a filler and binder from the Dominican Republic, as well as a Habano wrapper. As you might guess from their Air Bender moniker, these are strong cigars. The man in charge of the La Flor Dominicana operation, Litto Gomez, chose the Air Bender name to somewhat associate them with martial arts films. The names for the different vitolas reflect this, when you consider that Guerrero means warrior, Poderoso means powerful, Villano translates to villain, and so on. If you like strong stogies that “bend the air” when you smoke them, go out and pick up an Air Bender in one of its new sizes.

Angelenos Gran Toro and Double Robusto


Angelenos cigars are made to reflect all the elegance and glamor that the city of Los Angeles exudes. They are a relatively new line from God of Fire, Inc. that were introduced to the public in November of 2009. Upon their release, only two sizes were offered: the 6 x 50 Toro and the 6 1/4x 44 Lonsdale.

Just recently, the Angelenos Gran Toro measuring 6 1/2x 54 was released. The Gran Toro is not only the current size champion amongst the line, but it also is said to have the smoothest flavor of the bunch. Another size, the Double Robusto, will be released to the public in September of 2010. The Double Robusto will measure 5 3/4x 52.

If you do not want to wait until September to pick up the Double Robusto, consider the other three sizes from the line. As stated, if you want the smoothest of the three, go for the newer Gran Toro. The Toro is a bit less smooth, while the Lonsdale packs the most punch of the group. The Angelenos are medium-bodied sticks that have a Dominican filler and binder and are finished off with an Ecuadorian wrapper. Smokers can expect to taste some interesting flavors, such as cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, pepper, and leather.

Angelenos cigars are not cheap, as a single Gran Toro goes for around $15. They also come in boxes of ten. If you are looking for a new cigar to add to your list that has some style to it, the Angelenos is a good pick.

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