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On to this weeks cigars so far! Sunday evening I sparked up a cigar that I acquired on a trip, the 13 from Outlaw Cigars in Kansas City. I’m not supposed to say anything about the provenance of this cigar, or how it came into my possession, but these are readily available at Outlaw Cigar‘s site. I really liked the cigar. Like every cigar I’ve smoked that was made in this particular factory, it performed flawlessly. I noticed that the ligero seemed to billow smoke from the burning foot like no other cigar I’ve seen. I’m guessing it was the ligero since it was one small spot in the center of the cigar that was emitting the smoke, the rest of the coal seemed to behave normally. It was weird, but didn’t take away from the cigar. I imagine if this cigar had been released in it’s original intended brand it would have been one of the more highly sought after cigars of last year, so here’s a tip: go to Outlaw and pick some of these up. There is a clue on the website what these were intended to be.
I finished off the holiday weekend with a Puros Indios Miami that Frank Santos of Reyes Family Cigars gave me at the IPCPR show. I’ve long been a fan of the Puros Indios and Reyes Family cigars, even back when you could almost count on a Puros Indios cigar being plugged. I never smoked a Chief, don’t even know if they are still made, but 18″ x 64 is an enormous cigar even by todays standards. Back to the Miami, this one had a big vein that didn’t have any effect on anything, except that it was ugly. It almost looked like the wrapper leaf was put on inside-out. For those who don’t know, or never really thought about it, of course a leaf has 2 sides, on one side, the veins are raised, the other side is normally smooth. The wrapper leaf is always applied with the smooth side on the outside of the cigar, which just makes sense, aesthetically. I don’t imagine that it makes any difference at all to the way the cigar tastes or burns, but a wise man once said that we first smoke with our eyes (I can’t recall who said that, but it’s quite true and a brilliant statement!). Anyway, the Puros Indios Miami was a very nice cigar, well made and flavorful.
Here’s a picture of some cigars that were on display in the Reyes Family Cigars booth at the trade show. Amazing wrapper artistry.
Here’s a short video from the trade show with Frank Santos from Reyes Family Cigars:
As I’m writing this, I’m smoking a nice Arturo Fuente Hemingway Best Seller. It was a long, rainy day. Flooding in town hampered our ability to get home after some evening errands, when we finally got home I just wanted something delicious and reliable. This fit the bill nicely. I had picked up a pair of these on my Father’s Day foray. I suppose I could have chosen the aged Work of Art in either Cameroon or maduro, but the Best Seller seemed more replaceable, if that makes sense. As with all of the cigars mentioned here, I used the Ergonomic 4.5″ Cigar & Pipe Butane Torch Lighter from ButaneLightersWholesale.com to light this and it worked very well on the perfecto tip.
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That’s all I got, until the next time,