Monday, August 1, 2011

J Fuego Origen Series Original (5" x 44)

My friend Charles gave me a couple of these the other day while I was on my walk. He told me to try them out and see if I like them? Well, I knew that I would like them because I've had an Origen before, just not this size. I've smoked the Belicoso and I loved it!

Anyway, we had friends over for dinner on Saturday night. Beautiful evening, finally... I barbecued lamb. (my favorite)

After dinner we broke-out the cigars and I made some rich dark coffee. In my opinion it's one of the best things to pair cigars with.

So the Origen was actually my second cigar of the evening. The first one was a mystery. My friend brought his stash of cigars along with him and he told me to pick something. Whatever it was that I picked I wasn't paying attention and I threw the label into the fireplace. Knucklehead! Good cigar too!

Anyhow, after the first cigar I grabbed a couple of glasses and some of my good rum to accompany the J Fuego Origen Original. I wanted to give this one a try.

The cigar is of course hand-made, but with no mold, so each cigar is slightly different from the other. It has a pretty rustic look to it and the ends are actually already cut - all set to lite up.

What did I think? I loved it (of course). Medium to full-bodied, perfect draw, very slight sweetness, and plumes of delicious rich smoke. Only complaint was that I smoked in about two seconds, well, maybe it took a little longer, but it's a quicky, that's for sure! Now I see why they come in packs of 5.

My rating: 9+

Couple other note worthies from the weekend:

Ashton Aged Maduro #40 - 6 x 50 - another excellent Ashton cigar, and I might add that this is the last Ashton in my humidor. Yeah, I've got to grab some more. If you're a maduro smoker, you can't go wrong with this one. Absolutely one of the best maduro's I've smoked. I could smoke these all the time. Not too strong, but packed with flavor.

Lastly, my lovely bride smoked an Oliveros Flavors cigar on Friday night. She was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. Personally speaking, there's only one flavor infused cigar that I like and that's the Drew Estates Java. Nice change every now and then.

Side Note: This week is Seafair, so the Blue Angels are in town. Going to bring my camera to work and see if I can catch some of the action. They'll be buzzing around until Sunday. Neat-O!

Charles - thanks again my friend! Great cigar!


Chris said...

Sounds like you had some nice cigars this last weekend. My brother and I went up to Lit on Saturday night. I smoked a Room 101 Robusto and Dan had the Masters from Torano (the new size and blend that was at IPCPR that John gave him.) The Room 101 cigar was alright. The wrapper was dry and no present oiliness on it. Had a weird feel in my mouth. The tobacco inside had some alright flavors but the ash was like dust. Didn't hold strong at all.

Dan enjoyed his cigar, until the strength kicked in at the end. It snuck on him and he ended up going outside for some "fresh air" where he then painted the bushes, if you know what I mean, haha. At least he didn't faint. He really liked the cigar except for the nicotine that kicked in after he was done. We called it night after that.

Kirkland Cigar Club said...

Poor Dan! Believe me, I've been in his shoes many times. Those nicotine bombs will sneak-up on you!

Did you see Willie Nelson while you were up at the Casino on Saturday?

Chris said...

No we didn't see Willie. The show ended just as we got there. Had no idea there was a show. Plus the lounge was packed but we found 2 spots at the bar. Then it died out. I've only been to one show up there and it was in the ball room. I saw Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. They're a swing band.