I recently received a couple of the Blind Man’s Bluff Coronas from David Jones at Burn’s Tobacconist in Chattanooga, TN. David is an old friend, we traveled together in 2011 to General Cigar Company’s Dominican factory as a part of a blogger’s trip with about 13 other bloggers. David is one of the nicest guys out there, and I’m not just saying that because he sent me some cigars. Burn’s is one of the great shops that is on my list to visit one of these days, and I always want to attend their Chattanooga Tweet-up, but it always seems to fall too close to the IPCPR show for me to manage. It sounds like a great event.
The Blind Man’s Bluff line is from Caldwell Cigar Co. and is made at Davidoff’s Honduras factory, Agroindustrias Laepe S.A., the same factory that makes Camacho. It comes in three sizes normally, Robusto, Toro and 6×60 Magnum, and I’ve smoked the toro before and enjoyed it, I might be so bold as to say that this is my favorite in the Caldwell portfolio, although I haven’t smoked them all. This Blind Man’s Bluff Corona is actually a corona gorda, 5¾ x 46, a size that I really like. It’s got the same Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Honduran Criollo binder and Dominican and Honduran fillers as the regular line. This size is exclusive to Burn’s. I smoked the two samples this week, and it’s unusual that I smoke the same cigar twice in a week, but I really enjoyed the cigar. It’s a solid medium in strength, and in tonight’s case, was a great follow-up to an Italian dinner (OK, Olive Garden). There’s a sweetness to go along with the earthy tobacco flavor that I enjoyed. I used the 9mm punch on both, which gave me a perfect draw, and the burn was perfect. These come in a shade over $7 each, and I think that’s a reasonable price for a cigar with this flavor and construction. It gets two thumbs up from me.
Thanks again to David for sending these along to me. When he’s not selling cigars at Burn’s you can find him reviewing cigars at LeafEnthusiast.com. That’s all from me for today, until the next time,