After staring the week smoking the newest offerings from Villiger Cigars, I figured I’d continue a trend and smoke some other cigars originating from the same factory in the Dominican Republic, Tabacaleras Palma. This seems to be the hot factory these days, and they are, no doubt, making some tasty smokes. I started on Thursday with the Aging Room M356 Forte. This is a really cool shaped perfecto, measuring 5 7/8″ x 40-56-40, tapering on both ends. This is a classic, old-school shape, I like it. The M356 has a Habano wrapper over Dominican Binder and fillers and is NOT a mild cigar. As a matter of fact, every example in the M356 line I’ve smoked has given me a little bit of a butt-whooping, and that doesn’t happen to me often. That being said, it’s a terrific smoke, it burned perfectly and was loaded with rich flavor. I wouldn’t smoke these on an empty stomach! One thing that confuses me about lines which use number in their naming is that I just can’t remember them! It’s a darned good thing they put it on the bands.
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