Monday, May 30, 2011
The Perfect Cigar
It's not often that I smoke a cigar that I would consider to be "perfect" in every category, but believe it or not I think I smoked one yesterday. I've got to tell you that this wasn't your run-of-the-mill cigar though, it was hand-rolled by Felipe Sosa, world-renowned cigar roller and a creator of THE MASTER cigars for Toraño Cigar company. Yes indeed, this was a very special cigar and I've been itching for an opportunity to smoke it ever since it was handed to me.
Details? Well, there's the problem, I don't have any. My friend Alex with Toraño Cigars gave me the lowdown on how special this cigar was, but idiot me wasn't paying attention. Oh well. You'll just have to trust me on this one.
When I say that it was perfectly rolled, that's an understatement - it was masterfully rolled. Have you ever picked up a cigar and you just knew that it was going to be a big hit because of the way it felt in your hand? This was one of those cigars. Solid, good weight, perfect size (Churchill?), flawless wrapper, everything that only a perfectionist would know when he rolled this "hunk of love". Yes, that's right, I wasn't holding a cigar, I was holding a masterpiece.
I gave it a guillotine cut - it sliced through like butter - Nice...
First puff - Heaven... Medium to full-bodied, smooth as hell, excellent draw, perfect burn, plus it's a major smoke bomb. I loved it! You know it's nice when a cigar lives up to your expectations.
Anyway, the cigar continued on its flawless path to glory and I enjoyed every minute of it. I kept saying to myself - "WOW"...
My Rating: 10
PS - The photo below was taken at the Toraño cigar event at the Vertigo Club by my good friend Herman "Sir Godfather". Great shot of Alex and Felipe from Toraño Cigars!
Thanks again John for putting the event together for us - what a great time!