Many months ago I received an e-mail about the Entrada cigar line, and I about forgot about it until a couple of weeks ago when a package arrived with a few Entrada Coronas, a T-shirt, some stickers and a flash drive in a cigar box. I had to go back through my e-mails (I’m an e-mail packrat), and remind myself about this brand. The presentation of the package was really well done, I appreciated the care and detail that went into it, I would have been thrilled with a couple of cigars. I have plenty of T-shirts, and I would have held another contest, but this shirt was red, and I have so few colored T’s…I’m hanging on to this one! Entrada Cigars founder Chaz Kline owns two cigar shops in Omaha, Nebraska, and released his own brand in 2013. The band is interesting, like a postage or tax stamp, but that’s not the best part of this brand!
The Entrada cigars are made at Casa Fernandez in Esteli, under the watchful eye of Arsenio Ramos, and the cigar is Nicaraguan with a San Andrés wrapper. I was quite excited to try this cigar, it sounded right up my alley. Tonight I smoked the corona, which is 5½” x 44, they also have a 6×60 Gordo, a 6×54 Toro, a 5×52 Robusto and a Lancero. I suppose this is another company I’ll have to seek out at the IPCPR show. While I’m thinking about it, there’s only a couple says left to enter the IPCPR’s contest to win trip to the show in Las Vegas. Go to http://www.ipcprlegislative.org/insidethebox/ to enter, I’d love to meet one of you at the show! Back to the Entrada Corona. I need to get my hands on the other sizes, because this corona was spectacular, and I wanted it to last longer. The burn was perfect, the draw was right, and it burned dead even for the entire hour I smoked it. It had some pepper, some cocoa, some sweetness, all kinds of great flavors. It’s made at Casa Fernandez, so no doubt there’s Aganorsa in there, it’s reminiscent of Casa Fernandez cigars I’ve smoked and enjoyed quite a bit.
The Entrada Corona is a great smoke, thanks to Chaz and his team for sharing it with me. I will be hunting for some of the other sizes (I know my friends at Cigar Federation have them in their store), and they have a map on the Entradacigar.com site…Delaware Cigars has them, I’ll have to take a ride down to Newark one of these days.
That’s all for today, until the next time,