Sunday, November 23, 2008

Flor de Filipinas

OK, this may not be the best cigar in the world,, but it's clearly not the worst. A gal I know gave me a box of these when she returned from the Philippines - nice gal! I know how much these cost so I can honestly say that for the money, these are not bad. There's no bite, although they're not exactly smooth. The flavor is not what you'd expect in a Latin cigar, but then again it is not something that you would want to put out once you lite it up. It kind of grows on you. It's not bad enough to throw away, but not good enough to go out of your way to find them. Kind of like certain foods, you'll eat it, but you'd never actually order it at a restaurant. Overall, if someone gives you one of these, don't turn it down, you might think that it's not half bad.
Rating: 6
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Sunday, November 2, 2008


OK, another Sunday and it is time to kick back and enjoy a cold beer and a fine cigar. Tonight I'm smoking a CAO mx2. I pulled this one out of my humidor and thought that this one was going to kick my butt, especially since I haven't had dinner yet. The wrapper is a black Maduro in color and it's packed kind of tight, but boy was I surprised when I lit this up - smooth as silk, no bite, volumes of smoke, my kind of Sunday. I just assumed that since this cigar has such a dark wrapper that I'd have to take it slow or grab something to munch on, but no way, this is an EXCELLENT smoke. Luckily I have one additional in my humidor to enjoy on another occasion.
If you're curious, I'm drinking a 24oz can of Kirin Ichiban beer. Haven't tried this brand before, but it's not bad, goes good with my CAO, that's for sure!
Rating: 9