Hello cigar smokers! I've spent the past month reviewing the filtered cigar products and you were probably wondering when I would start reviewing cigars, well, wonder no more, that day has come! Today we are going to start with a popular brand, and one of their best-selling cigars. The AyC Classic Corona Light. So how does this light corona smoke? What kind of flavors, strength and overall quality can you expect? Let's find out!
AyC, or Antonio y Cleopatra (Marc Anthony and Cleopatra in Spanish for you history/language buffs!) grow and make their cigars in the sunny Dominican Republic. With fertile soil, tobacco growing pedigree back to the days of the Conquistadors, tons of sunny weather and good rainfall, the Dominican Republic is considered one of the best growing regions in the world for cigar tobacco, and some even prefer it over the much over-hyped and over-priced Cuban varieties.
Upon opening the box I examined all of the cigars for consistency. They were quite uniform, with only slight variations in wrapping, folds and wrapper tags (some tags were a bit loose in my opinion, but not overly so). The cigars look great, have a quality feel when taken in the hand, and the overall presentation was appropriate. The aroma upon opening was quite nice, that pleasant earthy smell you get from good tobacco.
Upon smoking the Antonio y Cleopatra Classic Corona Light, it lit with relative ease and with an even burn. As I smoked them, they did burn a bit uneven as I went, but not very much. The flavor is medium-strong for a light, and grows in intensity as you progress down the cigar. The aroma again is great, but a bit strong, and this may be best smoked outdoors if you have non-smokers around.
For anyone looking to buy cigars online, at the price, Ayc Classic Corona Lights are a great value, and could easily be more expensive. I highly recommend that any Corona smokers give them a try.