Weekend Cigars: Perdomo and Cameroon Especial – Sunday April 18, 2010

This week I dug into a bunch of cigars my friend Jason, the owner of Rock’s Smoke Shop in East Stroudsburg, PA, sent me a while ago. 

Thursday I lit up a Perdomo 2 Limited Edition 2008 Maduro Torpedo.  I’ve never smoked a lot of Perdomo products, I like the Lot 23, and I remember liking a square pressed maduro perfecto that was around quite a while ago.  This cigar was very nice.  I enjoyed the nice, even burn and tasty earthy flavor.  Nice cigar, thumbs up!

Saturday I grabbed a Cameroon Especial Torpedo.  I have had one of these before and it was an OK cigar.  I had picked one up at a local shop that I don’t often patronize.  At the time I was looking for something inexpensive and the Cameroon Especial was about the only cigar in the shop that was under $5.00, so I thought it was worth a try.  I love Cameroon wrapped cigars for the most part.  It wasn’t until I started preparing to write this that I found out that this is actually a Rocky Patel product.  These come in bundles of 20 and a little poking around revealed that these are a long filler cigar.  I would have guessed they were mixed filler by the way the ash fell.  These are nice, reasonably priced cigars.

Thanks to Jason for providing me with a nice variety of cigars to smoke and talk about here!  If you find yourself in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania hunt down his shop.  He has a very nice selection and lounge area. I will continue working my way through those cigars and reporting my findings here.

In the News

As I’m sure everyone has heard by now, yesterday saw the passing of the legendary Cuban tobacco grower Alejandro Robaina.  I can’t add any more than has already been reported, so here are a few links to articles about his death:

Cigar Weekly – Don Alejandro Robaina Dies

CNN – ‘Godfather’ of  Cuban Tobacco Dead at 91

BBC – Cuban Cigar Legend Dies at 91

In other news, the city of Philadelphia is trying to enact a city tax on cigars.   Another bad idea from city council, which the author admits will not really make a dent in the budget deficit.  Another tax that will hurt local businesses much more than it will help the city.

On the other hand Voice of America has a nice article on Ybor City in Florida including a nice video.

Don’t forget to have a look at the video I posted earlier today selecting the winner of a Drew Estate cap and Liga Privada cutter.  I will be having another give-away real soon so keep an eye out!

Until the next cigar,



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