I decided that since the weather was starting to get a little nicer I would dig into some of the cigar samples I received at last years IPCPR show. The La Gloria Cubana Serie N is one that has been taunting me…every time I see it’s jet black wrapper in the humidor I want to smoke it, and I finally gave in to temptation. The sample I received was a No. 49, which measures 5.75″ x 49 and, since it was a pre-production sample, did not have the lighter tobacco leaf “N” on the body of the cigar. The presentation of these cigars is very cool. The come in a bright red hexagonal box, with the layers of cigars turned 120º (correct me on this, I didn’t do well in Geometry). As I mentioned, the regular production has an “N” affixed to the wrapper in a light tobacco leaf so you know what it is after the band is removed I suppose. This example was full of flavor, although it was a little rough around the edges. I enjoyed it though and look forward to trying these again. The one annoying aspect was that it wanted to burn up one side, and I had to touch it up several times. Only a minor distraction, and I feel as if I gave it enough time in the humidor so I can safely say it wasn’t my fault!
Tommy Berry has been quite busy with work and life and I had to pester him for a contribution this week! Here’s what he had to say:
“To be honest with all of you, I have not walked since the last review…due to my schedule and I have been lazy for the past week…once I get home around midnight each night. I have had a major deadline at work to meet…and my four year old son has had Strep for the past week. It has just been crazy for the past week…however…what does this all mean? E-X-C-U-S-E-S! Excuses, that’s right…I allowed myself excuses to fail for the past week at walking. But, I say…no more! I will go out tonight and enjoy a walk with a great cigar!
Since I have no “Take A Cigar For A Walk” review – I thought I’d better fess up to what is really going on, and that is me allowing life to get in the way of becoming healthy. This is one of my problems that has caused me to get to the point that I am in anyway…excuses! So, with your help…your support…I will no longer have an excuse. I will walk…enjoy a fine cigar…and think about how much BETTER I feel once I get in from the long walks! Thanks for your continued support!
Long “walking” ashes to ya!
Lets all give Tommy a raft of sh…..I mean some words of encouragement and support!
On another note, I received a message from Joel, who was one of the “lucky” recipients of a Hamilton House Torpedo a few months ago. Joel wrote:
I finally torched the Hamilton house torpedo that you so graciously sent me. It was a very well constructed cigar. It burned very evenly. It was mild and smooth, with moderately restrained flavors. I enjoyed it very much and would consider purchasing some HH cigars if I ever came across them. Thanks again!
I’ve been quite impressed with these myself, especially at $40 for a box of 25 delivered. I’ve payed a lot more for cigars that weren’t as good. Thank you Joel for the feedback and I’m glad you enjoyed the cigar.
I’m going to have a contest in the coming weeks, it will something along the lines of “how many cigars did I smoke in Nicaragua”. I’ll start it after I come back so that your guesses don’t have any effect on how many cigars I actually smoke.
That’s all I got this time, until the next time,