Room101 Namakubi Ecuador Chingon
Size: 8 x 60
Country of Origin: Honduras
Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian
Wrapper Leaf Type: Habano
Gimmicky cigar? Maybe, but I've honestly got to tell you that this was a pretty damn good smoke!
Richard up at the Lit Lounge recommended that I try it. When he first handed it to me I didn't know what to think, I mean, is this a cigar or some ancient Samurai scroll? Talk about an elaborate wrapping job! Sheesh!
Anyway, I had a chance to smoke it yesterday. When I first took the wrappings off, I thought the cigar itself looked pretty nice, gigantic, but it had a nice wrapper and a cool shape. I was still skeptical though, if they went to this much trouble to wrap it up, maybe they skimped on something else? Lucky for me - they didn't! Turned out to be a really nice cigar - maybe a little rough at first, the draw was weak and the burn was off, but after a bit, it really turned into a pleasant cigar. Excellent way to finish off a very busy week.
Some people say that this is a full-bodied cigar. I'd say it's more on the medium-plus side - exceptionally smooth though, even the wifey-poo gave it her seal of approval. Be advised that this cigar takes forever to smoke - 8 x 60 is going to take a while!
Would I buy one again? YES! No doubt about it.
BBQ at Lit Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino on Sunday. I haven't bought my tickets yet, hopefully I can still get a couple on the day of the event. Maybe Josh can save me a couple, just in case?
On another note - thanks Ryan for calling up the gang on Saturday for our little cigar get together at my place. That was fun! Hope we can do it again soon - God, talk about perfect weather! Holy Cow!
Lily - don't forget I've got your dish at my house and thanks for bringing the fruit platter! Nice, very nice!
You know, I always talk about how crappy the weather is here, but this is turning out to be one of the best summers I can ever remember - it gorgeous! The tourist in town are definitely getting the wrong impression.