A few weeks back I picked up a little robusto sampler of C and C cigars that included the C and C Corojo Robusto. The three cigars set me back a whole $10. I really enjoyed the maduro, and had high hopes for the Corojo, which I smoked this past Thursday. It’s a nice looking cigar, nothing fancy, just a no-nonsense robusto. It was a delicious smoke, well behaved and as good or better than many cigars at twice the price. Another fine cigar from the folks at C and C! I don’t know about the orange band though, but that’s probably just me.
I got off to a late start on Friday, so I grabbed my last CAO La Traviata Maduro Luminoso and sat on the porch with the dog watching the thunderstorm roll by. This is a 4½ x 50 Rothschild with the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The first time I tried the maduro I wasn’t impressed, which is odd since I usually like most maduros. I was confused by this, I thought for sure I’d love the cigar. That first one must have been a dud, because subsequent cigars have been right up my alley, great construction, nice flavor, just what I look for in a maduro cigar.
It was a beautiful Saturday yesterday, and I had to work at 9pm, so I wanted a good cigar, no surprises. I went with an original Room 101305 robusto. This is a cigar I really enjoy. It’s a solid, well made, savory and satisfying smoke. I have long been a fan of Camacho cigars, so it stands to reason I’d like the Room 101. The whole experience is first rate, from the appearance to the band (although one band would suffice, it seems like half the cigars I find myself smoking lately have multiple bands), this is a really superb cigar. I punched this one for a change, since there was a little bit of a crack in the cap and I was afraid to make it worse. It turns out that the punch provided a perfect draw and made for a very enjoyable experience.
I received the following press release from Ernesto Padilla this week: May 30, 2012
Padilla Cigar Company is proud to announce yet another collaboration with Oliva Cigar Company following the recently 93 rated Padilla Studio-Tobac Limited Edition.Since the inception of the Padilla brand, Ernesto Padilla (brand owner), has worked on several successful projects with the Miami Lakes, Florida based Oliva Cigar Company. Oliva will manufacture and distribute the new Padilla Premier Cru cigars to be sold exclusively in the European market. The Padilla Premier Cru will feature the most premium fillers from the Oliva Family Tobacco Farms in Nicaragua. The superb wrapper will feature a Habano tobacco seed grown in the Ecuadorian Oliva plantations. The Padilla Premier Cru will be available in 3 different sizes those being Robusto, Torpedo, and a Double Toro. The cigars will range in price from €8 – €10. Padilla Premier Cru will beintroduced this September at the Inter-Tobac Trade Fair in Dortmund, Germany and will be available through all of Oliva’s European distributors. German distributor Wolfertz, GMBH and Dutch distributor Van Horssen, BV have already agreed to begin sales this fall. For those in the United States feeling left out, Padilla and Oliva have created 2 new blends in Habano and Maduro wrappers. This highly anticipated cigar will be known as the Padilla Reserva and will be exclusively sold in the United States. The Padilla Reserva will also be available in 3 sizes those being Robusto, Torpedo, and Double Toro. The cigars will range in price from $8 – $9 dollars. Padilla Reserva will be introduced at the IPCPR Trade Show in Orlando, Florida this August.
In other news, the CAO Last Stick Standing promotion as been extended to July 31, so if you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on the tin of cigars and cast your vote, you now have more time!
I haven’t been one to jump on posting press releases as soon as I get them, there seem to be plenty of others that do that. I will, however, listen to my readers, if this is something you would like to see more often, please let me know!
That’s it for now, until the next time,