Last night I had an hour to kill before the Flyers game came on, and it was a nice evening, so I grabbed a Villiger 1888 Fuerte robusto to take for a walk. This is a sample that came from a selection that Villiger sent a while back, and, since Villiger was recently in the news I though it would be a good time to smoke one. I chose this over the regular 1888 because it said “Fuerte” and who can resist that challenge, and I had just eaten some General Tso’s Chicken and Pork Fried Rice. This is a decent looking cigar, with one of my favorite wrapper varieties, the San Andreas, although not a maduro. It lit well and the corrections it needed were only to satisfy my own CDO (that’s OCD in the correct alphabetical order). I ran over an hour with this robusto, and put it down shortly after getting a slight ammonia flavor, but over-all it was a good tasting stick. On the stronger side of medium to me, I liked it and would smoke it again. I am looking forward to trying the lighter, regular 1888 line one of these evenings after a little milder meal. The Fuerte was a good choice after the spicy General Tso’s. If you ever are in need of a quick and portable smoke, the machine made Villiger Export is a tasty little bugger. You can generally find boxes of five for $6 bucks or so at your local tobacconist. They are paper wrapped, 4″x 37 square pressed little dudes that are quite tasty.
That’s it for this quick look at a cigar. Until the next time,