Saturday evening I selected a CAO Mx2 Rob for my evening walk. My wife had gotten me a selection of CAO cigars for Valentines day and this was among them. It was a robusto, and pretty much everything a maduro cigar should be. The combination of Connecticut broadleaf wrapper and Brazillian maduro binder really overwhelm the palate with bitter coffee and cocoa.
This afternoon, while pressure washing my in-laws deck, I lit up a Maria Mancini Robusto Larga. This cigar served as an insect repellent as well as an enjoyable smoke. While not as smooth as those that I’ve had with several years of age, it was still a tasty and well made cigar, which held up well to the rigors of outdoor work. This remains among my favorite cigars at any price and I have always had these in my humidor in one vitola or another.
My 20 year old son and I had exchanged text messages on Friday when he mentioned that he and his friends took a trip to Holt’s (they go to Drexel) and he had purchased and smoked a Liga Privada T52. He picked this out based on having heard about them from me. I don’t keep track of what he’s smoking, he started out just after his 18th birthday, with a Romeo y Julieta Coronitos en Cedro at his sister’s wedding. He said he really loved that cigar, as he was turning seven shades of plaid after smoking it. When he told me he smoked the T52 I told him that it should have made him vomit, but he said it was amazing. That’s the word he kept using: “amazing”. So, it that spirit, I selected a Liga Privada No. 9 for tonight’s smoke.
The Liga Privada No. 9 was blended for the personal use of Steve Saka, president of Drew Estate. It has a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper and a five tobacco filler blend. It’s a great cigar, very rich and satisfying. The burn was as even as they come and it burned for a long time. Delicious! It’s no wonder Steve is rarely seen without one of these in his mouth.
Also in that spirit, I’d like to announce this month’s contest. I have a really good prize for the winner this time. It’s a five cigar Liga Privada Sampler courtesy of Drew Estate. Here are the rules: Leave a comment here with your guess as to what the digital hygrometer in my 48 quart Coleman Coolerdor reads. I’ll post a photo of it when I announce the winner. Contest ends Sunday, May 9. Your guess should include both the temperature and humidity. Any tie will be broken by cat selection. I’m tempted to offer a bonus if someone guesses exactly, but the prize itself is pretty fantastic!
So tell your friends, spread the word, subscribe to my e-mails, follow me on twitter…..someone is going to get a nice five pack of Liga Privadas!
Until next time,