Saturday I took a drive with my friend Kyle down to the Wooden Indian Tobacco Store in Havertown, PA for a Drew Estate Event. This store has one of the only Liga Privada branded lounges in the country and has a very nicely stocked humidor. The new location is much more comfortable than their old one, which was very small and located tucked into an odd corner in a large strip center. The store is now, quite wisely I think, located right next door to the Havertown Fire Company. Marvin Samel, co-owner of Drew Estate, Dave Lafferty, Regional Sales manager, and the local rep, Kevin McCormack were there, as well as Alan Price, our local Cigar Rights of America Ambassador. I was very fortunate to be able to get some much needed advice on traveling to Nicaragua in the coming weeks from Marvin and Dave, as well as a couple that just made the trip in the last few weeks. I picked up a couple of Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Robustos that I enjoy quite a bit, and suggested the same for Kyle. I kind of pride myself on being able to recommend a cigar that I think someone my enjoy, I’m sure all of us cigar nuts can do that to some extent, and Kyle really enjoyed the cigar. I really like these myself, they are a nice, smooth, good tasting cigar that’s made very well. The dos capos presentation is interesting and eye-catching, but I don’t really think it adds too much to the flavor of the cigar as far as I’m concerned. I smoke this one well past the transition to the maduro wrapper. It was a nice afternoon hanging out with the Drew Estate guys and an old friend who I don’t see very often (but lives within spitting distance of me).
Going a little out of order this time. Friday evening my wife wanted a cup of decaf coffee from Wawa, which for those in other parts of the county is a very popular convenience store that has pretty good coffee. I grabbed a Chateau Real Gran Cru Perfecto and took a walk. The closest Wawa is about a mile and a half away, so that’s a three mile walk with a great cigar. I have really been enjoying these cigars since getting a box over a year ago. They are perfectly made, have a great cocoa/coffee flavor and at 6″ x 54 fit the walk nicely. The dark San Andreas wrapper is beautiful and tasty. I have some questions about these for the factory when I visit. I’ve smoked a bunch of these as well as the Small Clubs and really enjoy them. I’m afraid the coffee wasn’t as hot as it could have been by the time I got home (temps were probably in the 40s), but I warned against that going into this, but it was a great walk with a wonderful cigar.
That’s all I have this time, I hope to have another update from Tommy for Wednesday so stay tuned.
Until the next time,