Friday, November 12, 2010

La Gloria Cubana/Macanudo Vintage

I know, I know, where's my post for this week? Well, I've been kind of lazy and I've only been smoking Oliva's, but that should change this weekend, I'm planning on picking up a few new sticks to review.

In the meantime, a friend of mind has inadvertently reviewed a couple of cigars and I thought his comments warranted posting on the Front Page.
Señor Cristóbal wrote:

Last weekend I went to the Snoqualmie Casino and smoked a couple of 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 of times.

The second one I had was the Macanudo Vintage 1968. 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.

Nice job Chris!

BTW, I'm planning on heading up to the Lit Lounge on Saturday night - maybe we'll catch you up there? I'll be with my lovely wife, so I'll be easy to spot. :)

Side note:
I was pretty surprised to see that both I-1100 and I -1105 were defeated. I think that it was bad timing for Costco to have their initiative on the ballot the same time as I-1105. Oh well, wait a couple of years and try again... Please!


Chris said...

Thanks for putting my review up. I know my details about the "wrappers" aren't very helpful or what kind they are. Give me a break though, I'm a newbie, haha.

I think I'll be at the lounge around 5ish or so. Look for a guy in a camo military hat with a hop grenade on it(its a beer thing).

Kirkland Cigar Club said...

I thought your review was right on the money my friend. Let me know when you want to do it again - your thoughts are always welcome here!

My email:

FYI - I might not make it up to the Lit Lounge until much later on Saturday night - maybe I'll still catch you up there?

Have a great time if I don't see you!

Chris said...

Correction. I had a Macanudo 1968. Not a 1969. I don't even think they make a '69. Whatever...

I will be at the lounge around 5ish, hopefully it won't be too busy. I was there last week but got there around noon and left around 5ish and it wasn't that busy when I left. I'll probably be there till about 9ish or so.

I was just down in Kirkland tonight as well and walked by the Patch a few times but saw no one but I was pretty early and wasn't going to hang around to see if others showed up. I decided to come home and call it a night. I've been at it all day on 4 hours of sleep from last night.

Hope to see you at the lounge.

Kirkland Cigar Club said...

Usually you'll start seeing people show up at the Patch after 8 PM. I got there about 8:45 PM - Sorry I missed you my friend.

Maybe tonight I'll catch you up at the Lit Lounge?