The MAXX marked Alec Bradley’s departure from bundles and Cuban sandwich cigars, into a whole new league with a six country blend across a Nicaraguan wrapper, a Costa Rican binder, a Nicaraguan filler, Mexican filler, Honduran filler, and Colombian filler; and the Nano is a macrocosm cigar based on the fact that all of those long filler tobaccos are encased in a 4×46 short corona frame.

The wrapper smells of caramel, cedar, cream, and mocha.

The wrapper taste of a pinch of cinnamon, hickory, and thyme; and the draw is slightly tight.

The toasted foot smells of caramel, cedar, cinnamon, cream, mocha, nutmeg, and toast. After toasting the foot the draw opened up significantly

The smoke is white and the ash is salt and pepper in complexion; the smoke on the palette tastes 72% cacao, cracked white peppercorns, leather, thyme, and tarragon. The ash rings in one millimeter band; the smoke smells of a demitasse of espresso.

An inch and ten minutes in, the body is primarily bordering on the mild end of medium and the strength is medium too.

Two inches and twenty minutes in, I had to guillotine the head due to a significant build up of tar from the 7mm punch; the body is now dead medium, with hints of cashews, cedar, cocoa, hickory, mocha, paprika, and tarragon.

The Nano makes for quite a good cigar for a petite corona, with a wide array of hints on the palette; especially if you’re short on time.

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