Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall Cigars

I ordered a box of Oliva Serie G cigars on Friday. Why? Well one, because my humidor was empty, and two, because these are my "go-to" cigars, the cigars that I can always count on, can smoke any time of day, I've got to have at least a dozen of these on hand at all times, plus they're a great cigar to give-out to people who have never tried a cigar before. Well, that's my opinion. Oh yeah, and I got an incredible deal on them!
Friday the weather was actually pretty pleasant outside, but Friday night it got downright cold, standing out in front of the Tobacco Patch feeling the dampness in the air was brutal on my fingers and toes. BBRrrrrrrr.....

So let me tell you about a couple of cigars that I smoked on Friday night.

First, La Riqueza Belicoso

This is a great looking cigar - good size, rich color wrapper, perfectly shaped pyramid top. I've meant to try this for some time now, but I always seem to get distracted. Anyway, Friday night I gave it a try and found that I loved it! Great medium bodied smoke, delicious! My only complaint, and mind you this is a very, very small complaint, was that it didn't produce the amount of smoke that I like. The draw wasn't bad, it just wasn't a smoke-factory so to speak.
My Rating: 8

Well, after the La Riqueza I was going to call it a night, but a good friend of mine showed up and wanted me to hang around and chat for a bit. I hadn't seen him in a few weeks, so I said sure! He was kind enough to buy me my second cigar of the evening. You know, cigar people are some of the most generous people I know...

Anyway, this cigar was recommended to us by the owner:

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

Oh brother, talk about a BIG ring gauge! You've got to wonder what they were thinking when they decided to roll them this thick - it's a beast. Sheesh! Anyway, other than the unnatural ring size, this was a good cigar. I enjoyed its full-bodied rich taste, maybe a little peppery at times, but it had a great draw that billowed out the smoke. Very nice indeed. Unfortunately I only had time to smoke about half of it - my lovely wife started complaining that it was much too cold and that it was time to leave - I couldn't argue with that, so we decided to call it an evening. I'm definitely going to try this one again - I'm pretty sure that it comes in a more reasonable ring size, we'll see...
My Rating: 8

1 comment:

Chris said...

No new post for this week?

In other news, last weekend I went to the Snoqualmie Casino and smoked a couple cigars. First one was the La Gloria Cubana with the 2 tone wrapper. I didn't like the first half of the cigar with the lighter wrapper, once it burned down to the other, it was a lot better smoke. Had a good draw, but I had to relight it a couple times.

The second one I had was the Macanudo Vintage 1969. It was another one of the free ones I got from the Smoke Easy. I like Macanudo but the draw on this was very tight. Had good flavor but the draw kind of ruined it. I have another one of these in my box that my dad gave me from his stash from the Smoke Easy. I was feeling it and seems like it'll be a tight smoke as well. I should find a way to loosen it up a bit.

My brother was with me when we were there at the casino. He got a El Triunfador from Tatuaje. I tried it, maybe took 3 puffs off it, and loved it. I ended up ordering a box from CI. So they should be here sometime next week.

That's all I got for now. I'll probably be hitting up the casino tomorrow night since the girlfriend has to attend a school auction.