If you didn't make it to the Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival up at the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom, you better plan on going next year. What a great time! Josh and his team really put together a First-Class event for the serious cigar smoker. Everything was perfect - the cigars, booze, food, and music were all top-notch, and holy cow they had some amazing prizes to giveaway! (wish I would have won one of those humidors!)
Anyway, Josh told me that the event "sold-out", so if you planning on attending next year, don't procrastinate - buy your tickets early! I know I will...
Well, if you follow this blog you already know that my "go-to cigar" is the Oliva Serie G Churchill, but I've got to tell you that my taste in cigars is changing a bit and my "go-to cigar" is no longer the Oliva Series G, that's not to say that I don't still like the Series G, I do, it's just that I've moved up the ladder a bit to a more flavorful smoke. Now the cigar that I've got to have on-hand at all times is the Carlos Toraño Master Series. It doesn't matter which size or shape, they're all excellent medium to full-bodied cigars, exceptionally smooth, loads of creamy smoke, and a rich taste that I just love. I must have smoked 4 in a row on Saturday night at the event and I thoroughly enjoyed each one of them. In fact, I liked them so much that I bought a box of the BFC size.
Now you're probably thinking that I'm just saying this because the Toraño rep is a good friend of mine? No way José! Believe me, I'd tell you if it weren't the God's Honest Truth . In my opinion the Master Series cigars are superb, and you really can't beat the price!
If you usually smoke a mild to medium cigar and you're looking for a little change, something more flavorful, I highly recommend that you move up to the Masters.
Side note: Nice turnout at the Patch last Friday night for the Macanudo/Excalibur cigar event - I showed up kind of late, but still had a good time. Few new faces in the crowd made it fun.
Now that the weather is starting to get a little crappier, I have a feeling that we'll be heading up to the Lit Lounge more often. That'll be nice...