In honor of La Gloria Cubana Serie N Day, I’ll be giving away two (2) Five packs of Serie N JSB (5½ x 54) to two people who leave a comment on this page. Winners will be drawn randomly on or around Wednesday, March 30, 2011. I will also be giving away five packs for the next 3 weeks, so stay tuned!
I had the honor and pleasure of participating in the Serie N day webcast, and, in case you missed it, I asked how they could possibly manufacture the Serie N cigars with the light tobacco leave “N” and sell it for a reasonable price. Having recently seen all the steps that go into the manufacture of a cigar, it’s incredible that the cost can be kept as reasonable as it is, and the “N”s are hand applied. If you look at a box of Serie N cigars you will notice that all the “N”s line up and are nice and straight. This is a testament to the attention to detail paid to this one little distinctive feature. The cigars smoke great, and if you like maduro cigars with some oomph to them, the La Gloria Cubana Serie N is well worth a try. General Cigars was very generous in providing samples as well as the cigars for these contests, many thanks to all involved in this very special event. It was fun to participate in this event, and I always appreciate the opportunity to embarrass myself!
We took a family trip to New York City today (Saturday) and I had an opportunity to stop by De La Concha and pick up a few cigars. It’s very convenient that the store is right around the corner from Tiffany’s, where my wife always likes to visit. Of course, I spent more than I normally would on cigars, but I wanted to try some of the New York only cigars that have been released recently. I picked up a La Aurora Broadway, a couple sizes of the Alec Bradley New York Series and a Gurkha Para la Gente. These cigars were created specifically to help out New York State cigar retailers after the cigar taxes were raised. The cigars were pricey by my standards, but probably provide the retailer with better margins than other cigars. I wanted to pick some up as much for the novelty as anything, and I’ve never had a Gurkha, believe it or not. Maybe I’ll have a “NY Cigar Week” in the coming months! As a side note, we walked at least 50 blocks on our visit, but I passed on having a cigar because it was so crowded, cold and windy I wouldn’t have enjoyed it. How many miles is 50 city blocks?
That’s it for now, leave me comments to win a 5 pack of great cigars, and remember, I’ll be selecting two winners on Wednesday!
Until the next time,