The Factory Press III is limited edition cigar with only 300 boxes released. Each box has 10 trays of 12 Factory Press III for 120 per box. The packaging was pretty interesting with wood separating each stick and at my B&M they had a sign that basically said don’t touch unless you are going to buy.
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To start I had high hopes for draw from this LFD box press since typically box press have a much easier draw. The Factory Press 3 did not let me down in that this is the best draw I have had from any of the La Flor Dominicana’s I have smoked. The burn was a little wavy but the smoke volume made up for that. The La Flor Dominicana Factory Press III smoked pretty fast which doesn’t seem to uncommon when you have huge amounts of smoke. This one lasted right at an 1:15 minutes for me.
Overall this Factory Press 3 was on the lighter side of medium body with some medium strength pepper that may make some other say its a solid medium. I think this would be a good introduction to someone who is used to corojo cigars but want an introduction to the pepper side. This was a solid smoke and worth a try for everyone I just wish it was a little cheaper. Maybe the packaging could be cut down a little to make this a little more affordable for most.
Pre-light – Cedar / Pepper / Earthiness
1/3 – Light to Medium Pepper / Coffee / Cedar / Sweetness / Light Leather
2/3 – Medium Pepper / Sweetness / Cedar
Last Third – Light Pepper / Cedar / Sweetness
Purchased: Cigar Castle ( 4/15/2010 )
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Corojo (Gomez’s La Canela Farm)
Shape: Box Press
Length: 6 1/4″
Strength: Medium Bodied
Nicotine Levels: Medium
Temperature: 68 Degrees (Cloudy)