I seem to be on a square press kick this week. Don’t know why that is really, I like square cigars, but I don’t really go out of my way to select them. They are perfect for my bi-weekly walks to the convenience store, where I usually rest my cigar on the Redbox machine while I go in. I hate it when a cigar rolls off and I find it on the ground when I come out. I had that happen with a Liga Privada last week and I thought someone stole it, but I found it under the machine! Phew! I was scared there for a bit!
Monday evening I had a call from Luis of Oja Cigars and felt inspired to smoke the Oja Anniversary Robusto that he gifted me when I saw him last in Vegas. This is a pretty square pressed robusto with a dark Brazilian Samba wrapper. It’s full of dark and decadent flavors and was perfectly constructed. This cigar was made to celebrate the first anniversary of the brand. The whole line has been a highlight for me this year, all three wrappers in the regular line are very good, and a toro, torpedo and 6″ x 60 gordo are good sizes, although I have to say this robusto fits my cooler weather smoking needs the best.
Tonight I grabbed a G.A.R. White Label Corona Gorda for my walk. This cigar was sent to my by one of my loyal readers, Lloyd, who seems to be very lucky when it comes to winning cigars! As a matter of fact, he won a box of Oja cigars right here a few months back. Here we had a 6″ x 46 cigar with am Ecuador Corojo wrapper, Ecuador Connecticut binder and Nicaraguan Filler. I’ve only had the pleasure of smoking a few cigars from the Gran Habano lines, and they’ve been pretty good so far. This one was perhaps a little light for a chilly evening, but it performed admirably and provided a satisfying smoke. Thanks, Lloyd, for the opportunity to sample this cigar! Best of luck to you in future contests!
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That’s it for now, until the next time,