True to my word, I sparked up the Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie Toro for tonight’s cigar. This is another “dos capas” cigar, predominantly Ecuadorian shade wrapper with a dark Nicaraguan “mouthpiece”. I received this cigar when I was in Reno last November, it was among the great many cigars provided to the event by Steve at Drew Estate. This was a very nice cigar! The burn was excellent until reaching the band, where it transitioned to the dark wrapper, which burned rather reluctantly. It was a medium bodied cigar with copious amounts of smoke. The smoke was creamy and nutty like one would expect from the shade wrapper, but the flavor on the lips was spicy and sweet. Over-all a delicious hour or so of cigar goodness. This is a beautiful cigar that I would highly recommend.
Since I smoked the Joya de Nicaragua, it seems like a good time to have a contest and this time we’ll have 2 winners! The first winner will receive a 5 count sampler box of Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970, consisting of a Machito, a Gran Consul, a Robusto Grande, a Belicoso and a Churchill. The runner up will receive a really cool Joya de Nicaragua cap and cutter, which is a very nice cutter. I’ve been using the Drew Estate version of this very same cutter for several months now and it does a great job. Thanks to the folks at Drew Estate for again providing some great cigars and swag for me to give away!
To enter the contest leave a comment on this blog post. I will have the cats pick the winners again (they’ve been itching to star in another video, or else the Frontline is wearing off…). Given the upcoming holiday weekend and how busy life has been around here, the contest will end at midnight on Saturday, June 5. Tim in Phoenixville, PA won one of these samplers a few months back and I was able to hand deliver it. I hope he enjoyed them, but I haven’t heard from him in a while, I hope they didn’t kill him! Just kidding about that, the Antaño 1970 is a powerful and yummy cigar!
So there you go, some great prizes just for typing me a few words in the comments section!
In the news
The Cigar Rights of America posted an action alert today stating that the Mayor of Orange County, Florida (Orlando, etc.) is proposing a ban on the use of any tobacco products on county owned and leased property, as well as making it a condition of employment that anyone smoking more than 4 cigars a year has to pay a $650 yearly fine. Please go to the CRA website to see where to send your thoughts on this ridiculousness.
Here’s my quick thought: how about if any municipality bans tobacco use, they aren’t eligible to receive ANY revenue from tobacco taxes? I think it’s brilliant, but I’m sure it will never fly. Just my unsolicited 2 cents and worth every dime you paid for it!
That’s about it for now, until the next time,