Cigar Review – C&C Loose Cannon 1206 Single Shot

Loose Cannon Single Shot

The latest creation from Joe Chuisano’s C&C Cigars, the Loose Cannon 1206 is a maduro-wrapped box-pressed blend featuring a mix of premium Dominican tobaccos wrapped in, interestingly enough, a wrapper from Germany. After being pretty impressed with C&C’s initial offerings last year, I had been curious to see what else Joe’s new company would bring to the table, so I wasted no time in pulling out a sample of the Loose Cannon 1206. For today’s review I chose the Single Shot (4 ½ x46.)

The cigar had a “soft box-press” shape and its smooth maduro wrapper was a light-brown hue with visable oil deposits. The Single Shot looked to be a well-constructed little stogie, though it was a little soft to the touch. Cold draws gave off a sweet coffee taste along with some cedar.

This stick opened up to a nice mix of white pepper, cedar, and espresso. The burn was off to a crisp start, and the draw was absolutely perfect. Super-thick and dense smoke came out in perfect little plumes with each puff. I was building a solid grey ash as I burned my way into the 2nd third.

The flavors didn’t see too much of a transition in the second portion, but new notes of leather, nuts, and earth had set in, adding a little depth to the profile. The burn and draw on the cigar remained flawless, and despite the tons of full-flavored smoke coming through I was left with almost no aftertaste.

The final third of the Loose Cannon continued to smoke effortlessly, as a spicy zing of rich tobacco joined the profile. This made the taste “pop” a bit more, but did not interrupt its smoothness at all. Right to the last puff this cigar spewed out tons of chewy smoke non-stop, almost an unnatural amount.

As far as reviews go, the C&C Loose Cannon 1206 Single Shot turned out to be a no-brainer. This stogie had all the traits of a high-end cigar- nice, straight burn, great construction, “clean” taste- and all for under $5 a stick. The flavors were well-balanced and had enough contrast to keep the profile from being one dimensional, and I could easily see this being someone’s everyday smoke, especially for the price. The Single Shot gets an easy A today, and I look forward to smoking it again.




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