Kanú #1, 6" x 54 ring gauge / Price unknown
Iconic Leaf is certainly determined to reach out to "new media" to try to promote their Recluse line of cigars. I've liked the previous sticks they sent, so I have to be honest: I'm happy to oblige! To refresh: these have a Brazilian wrapper and Cameroon binder, all laid over Dominican filler leaves. The first time they showed up at my house, they were unbanded sticks along with some pictures; then a later mailing had the actually banded cigars...they looked great! Most recently they sent me a couple of their new shape they invented "Kanú #1" (there are also #2 and #3 Kanú, in different sizes). What is a Kanú? Something you float down the river in, I'm guessing! Actually, they are using this designation for a Box Pressed Perfecto that really is unlike anything I've ever seen on the shelves at any cigar store. To be honest, though, I say less "canoe" in shape and more "kayak"...which I suppose is a type of canoe.