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Brand:  Fuerte y Libre Cigars Vitola: 6×52 Toro Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano Ligero Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro Binder: Dominican Piloto Cubano Ligero Flavor intensity:  Full Boldness Body: Medium to Full Boldness Price: $12 What Makes It Special All night benders leave most wondering; what the hell happened last night!? These nights usually unfold in multiple party locations, are tame at first, gradually escalate, then peak till on fleek! The double ligero and San Andrés wrapper on this Midnight Bender cigar will definitely get you there, trust me! Its Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper leaf is grown in the volcanic soil of the San Andres Valley and can be traced back to ancient Mayan carvings in Veracruz. Known as “Morron” or “Negro” for its dark brown color, this tobacco is stalk-cut (entire plant) versus primed (leaves picked off the plant two or three times), and so it is thicker, naturally sweet, and earthy. Piloto seed was originally a purely Cuban seed that was migrated and replanted in the Dominican Republic’s Cibao Valley in 1962. This is a stronger tobacco that will provide some nuttiness, earthiness, and light vanilla undertones to the blend. Today, it is the most common type of tobacco found in cigars from the Dominican Republic.  Virginia-based Dominican cigar producer, Fuerte y Libre, established in 2018 by owner Greg Free, took full advantage of the Piloto leaf’s potential for this blend. By using it for both the filler and binder, both the flavor and strength are ramped up, appropriately leaving even an experienced smoker wondering; what the hell just happened!? Visual / Pre-light Draw Very toothy, veiny, and oily medium brown Maduro wrapper. Bold green grassy hay notes on the side sniff, bold and creamy dark cocoa notes on the dry foot odor. It has a simple blue,…