Over the last several weeks I had the opportunity to smoke several of the Cirque Strong Man from Best Cigar Prices. This 5″ x 50 robusto is made at Tavicusa, Rocky Patel’s factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The cigar has a dark Habano wrapper with tobacco from Esteli, Condega and Jalapa in Nicaragua and Honduras. I found the cigar to be aptly named, as it packed a punch. It started strong and the strength continued throughout with heavy cocoa and wood flavors. The examples I smoked had a perfect draw and burned well, requiring few corrections. I found that a 7mm punch worked well with these cigars although examples smoked with a straight cut worked equally well. If you like cigars on the stronger side, on a budget, this is a cigar to try. BCP has a lot of great exclusive cigars, I’m partial to the Six-Zero and many of the Robolo (4½” x 60) sizes, like the EP Carillo.
I had an idea for something fun to do this upcoming holiday season assuming that the 12 Days of Spectacular Cigar Giveaways can’t happen given the new FDA regulations. I’m certainly open to any manufacturers that want to do something, but I’m not holding my breath for another epic giveaway like I’ve done over the past five years. So I thought maybe I could organize a Secret Santa among my readers, and I would certainly participate. So in the poll below, please cast your vote on whether this would be interesting to you, and if there is enough interest, I’ll put it together. Back in the old Usenet days I used to run a monthly cigar swap, so I’m not new to this. I look forward to your input!
Would you be interested in a CigarCriag.com Secret Santa this December?
- Yes, I'd love to play Santa (96%, 26 Votes)
- No, I'm a big old Scrooge (too passive aggressive?) (4%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 27
That’s all for today, until the next time,