This is the first Las Calaveras to feature an Oscuro wrapper, which is a bit on the rugged side of smooth. The foot has leathery aromas. The cold draw is perfect with earthy flavors. Tonight’s beverage is a Viva Los Muertos, a black Mexican lager with light spicy notes.
This is one of the new series of cigars from Steve Saka blending select pipe tobaccos with Nicaraguan filler. It has a Grade A Ecuador Habano wrapper over a San Andreas Negro binder. The pipe tobaccos are Bright and Red Virginia leaf with St. James Parish Perique. The wrapper is smooth with some light veins. The aromas from the foot are light with some spicy notes. The cold draw is perfect.
This is the latest Oliva release and it looks great. A reverse torpedo with very light aromas from the foot but hearty cocoa and coffee notes from the perfect cold draw. Today’s beverage is a Founders KBS Espresso Stout.
Initial flavors are robust with cocoa, coffee and spices. The smoke is thick and smooth. The ash looks good but the burn is a bit off. It will probably self correct. The body of the ale is a perfect pairing.
Located in the historical “Cigar Capital of the World,” this renovation has turned a cathedral into an amazing cigar lounge. The indoor lounge is complete with a bar and the outside chairs are inviting and include a food truck on select days.
This place is well worth the visit. The humidor is large and stocked. Grand Cathedral is the Home of the “Casa Cuba Cigar Lounge & Club.”
This cigar has a smooth, dark San Andreas wrapper. One-half inch of the foot is unfinished. The foot has very light aromas, mostly just tobacco. The cold draw is perfect. This cigar will be featured at Redland Cigar Company’s Halloween event on October 30.
This is a very smooth dark wrapper cigar. The foot has light aromas of earth and coffee. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.
There is an initial blast of pepper in the flavor profile, along with the earthy flavor. The retohale also has black pepper notes and the cigar is mostly full bodied to start. The ash is mottled grey and looks solid. The burn is even.
This is a mild looking cigar from the European market. It will be formally released in the US by Redland Cigar Company at a cut and light event On Fridsy, September 10. The cigar line is from the same factory in Costa Rica in the same factory that produces Atabey. They are touted as a “budget friendly” alternative. There are light sweet notes from the closed foot. The cold draw is slightly tight with light leather notes.
Initial flavors are light to medium bodied. There are some salty notes with the leather and light spices. The draw opens up very nicely. The ash is fairly solid and the burn is somewhat uneven to start.