I started off the weekend with a really nice CAO VR maduro Moby, a 6″ x 50 toro, although it seemed more like a 46 ring gauge than 50. This came in a sampler my wife gave me back in February. It’s Nicaraguan and Mexican fillers dressed in a beautiful dark and oily Brazilian wrapper. I like this cigar. It’s a solid, maduro cigar. I’m not sure I think it’s a $6 or $7 cigar, but I did enjoy it and if it were in the $3 range it would represent a good value. I believe this is a Cigars International exclusive.
Last night, between dinner with my wife, daughter and her husband and the local fireworks display, I lit up another Partagas Petit Coronas Especial from the box I received last month. It seems that a couple weeks rest really settled these down. It was a nice, smooth cigar that made me very pleased that I made the purchase. At right around $5 each, this is a very nice old style Havana cigar. It has the little zing that tells me what I’m smoking. The construction seems superb as it burned really well. I smoked it to a finger burning nub, then moved to the front porch to watch the fireworks.
Today I lit up a Montecristo No. 1 to celebrate the birth of our nation. I almost always smoke something a little exotic on the 4th, as I think that our nation has some basis in civil disobedience. I also think our southern neighbor makes some darned tasty cigars. This particular example came into my possession around 2004 as a gift, and was at least 5 years old if not more at the time. Time has been good to this cigar as it was smooth and flavorful, with that little bit of citrus that I’ve found in Montecristo No. 4s in the past. It has suffered some unfortunate wrapper damage, but burned as if nothing were wrong, even with an excellent draw. An exceptional cigar.
I would like to direct you to another hysterical video of one of my cats selecting a winner in my Vegas de Santiago contest, but, alas, I cannot. I don’t know if the cat union won’t allow them to work on a holiday or what, but I just could not get one of them to do a damned thing today. I’ll try to get something tomorrow, but if I don’t, I’ll have to select the winner in a more mundane fashion. I sincerely hope it doesn’t come to that.
Well, that’s all I have for now, I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday and wish me luck getting these cats to do one little thing I ask of them.
Until the next time,