Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Nica Puro

You have a good 4th of July weekend? Boy, talk about nice weather! We usually don't have it this nice until the end of July, right around Seafair. I would imagine that most of the tourist in town, boat people, are getting the wrong impression of the Pacific Northwest? Wait till November...

So what else is going on? Well, I was up at the Snoqualmie Casino on Saturday night. The wifey-poo and I haven't been up there in a while and I promised my wife that I wouldn't lose this time. Hah! No pressure, eh? Well guess what! I won big at the craps table. We had a HOT shooter! Guy must have rolled 20 times straight without hitting a "7". Made some big money! Love when that happens...

Anyway, off to the Lit Lounge for a cigar... 

I couldn't decide what to buy while poking around in the humidor. My wife always goes for the flavored stuff, she picked out a CAO flavored something, easy-peasy. Me, I had to look to my friend and resident cigar aficionado Richard for his expert advise. He recommended two cigars for me to try, one I smoked at the Lit, the other I'll enjoy next weekend. Always love it when he says: "you won't be disappointed".

Nica Puro
Gordo 6.2 x 60
Toro 6.0 x 52

So I'll get right to the point: Great cigar! 

Not sure if I smoked the Gordo or the Toro, but this is a big dog. I think it must have been the gordo? Not a big fan of the label or the name they chose, but the cigar itself is a keeper! Excellent medium bodied, maybe a tad more than medium bodied, but definitely perfect for my taste - not too much pepper, a little sweet, perfect draw/burn, flavor kept me interested.

Good pick Richard! I'll smoke these again!

Few other notes: 
While we were at the Lit, my good friend Josh, El Jefe of the lounge, took a break in the action and sat down to chat with us for a bit. He told me he's heading to Las Vegas next week for the Cigar Trade Show - time to buy some new cigars. (let me know if you need any help Josh?)

The Summer BBQ is coming up on Sunday, July 21st, 4pm to 8pm. Tickets are $35, which include: 
3 La Gloria Cubana Serie R Cigars, 1 Black Raven Brewery Craft Beer, and the amazing Southern Style BBQ. As always there will be prize giveaways, including a Char-Broil BBQ Grill! Neat-O! 

I asked Josh what's up with the Washington Cigar and Spirits Festival? He said that the third annual event will be the second Saturday in October. I'll give you more details as soon as he officially announces it to the public, but I can tell you now that you will not want to miss it. I've been to the last two and they were fantastic! Good time and GREAT deals! Mark your calendar!

Side notes: 
Kirkland #1, Chris and Dan - Any big plans for the birthday weekend? Been too long since I've seen you guys. Let me know when you're free, OK? Happy B-day! 

BTW, for those of you that aren't familiar with Kirkland - in front of the Tobacco Patch and Starbucks you'll find cigar aficionados nightly, especially if the weather is nice like it is now. I stop by almost every night on my walk, or on the weekends I'll stop by for a cigar. Great bunch of people down there if you're ever in the neighborhood. 

Maybe I'll see you there!

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