Torrential rains and unseasonably warm on Saturday night. This was the first time that I've ever been to SnoCasino and the lot was FULL! They wouldn't even let us turn into the complex. That meant NO valet service as well. "Holy Crap! You mean I've got to park way up here on the main road? It's raining cats and dogs!"
We'd already driven all the way out here, so there was no turning back. I took out the umbrella and we walked in the pouring rain all the way down the hill to the casino - never done that before and hopefully I won't have to do it again, especially with my lovely wife, who just happen to be wearing high heels. Yeah, we blasted down the hill at a tortoise's pace. Ugh...
Oh well, it turned out to be a good evening though - I was surprisingly lucky on the slots.
We started out in the humidor at the Lit Lounge, I was looking for something good, something that I hadn't tried before. Yes, I saw the Cuban Stock on the shelf and brother it was calling my name, but I told myself to snap out of it and try something new. So I chose an Alec Bradley Tempus and my sweetie-pie picked out a Drew Estates Java - nice choice babe!
The staff cut and toasted the cigars for us, then handed them back for the final lite - Great service! I ordered a glass of rum (Pyrat Pistol) and a Kahlua and coffee for the misses. We had to stand for a while since it was so busy, but eventually a couple of the big green chairs in the corner would open up for us.
Anyway, so what did I think of the Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria?
I LOVED it! No kidding! I don't think it's quite on the same level as the Cuban Stock, but boy it was one heck-of-a good smoke. Excellent flavor, consistently smooth throughout, burned perfectly, just felt good in my hand. I'm sure you've smoked cigars like this before, they just feel right. (as opposed to cigars that are hard as rock, harsh as hell, and a draw that's like sucking a pea through a straw - not good)
Would I buy one again?
YES! Especially if they're out of Cuban Stock. :)
My Rating: 9
So last week I mentioned that I'd tell you about the $3 Cuban Cohiba that I bought in the Republica Dominicana. You heard me correctly - $3 US dollars for a Cuban Cohiba. Why are you laughing? Its got to be legit, right? It says "Habana, Cuba" right on the label...
I knew it was fake, but I was looking for a cigar to smoke while I was on the beach and this just happened to be the best looking fake cigar I could find. I'm not going to say that it was a "turd", but I can tell you that it was definitely a dud. Sometimes you truly get what you pay for, sometimes less...