Today I have for you a treat I was gifted by my girlfriends boss (Tom). it’s the Partagas De Luxe Cuban. This cigar is a 5.5×40 smoke with of course Cuban tobacco. This cigar comes in a box of 25 at a price point of $139.00 It’s a medium to full body smoke. Let’s see what I thought of the Partagas De Luxe.
Archive for July, 2011
This week we look into the Oliva G series AND A GIVE AWAY!!! This cigar was gifted to me by East Coast Cigar co. I really enjoyed it, lets see what you guys think!
Today I’m bringing you my go to short smoke when time isn’t really available. This week has been rough with everyday being over 100 degrees and it hitting 117 and 110 on Friday and Saturday. With me having to smoke outdoors it wasn’t really ideal to sit outside for long periods of time. I was sent a few of these cigars by Tony Casas a few months back and quickly became addicted to them. These cigar is easily an everyday go to smoke considering that they are right around $4 a stick and a cabinet of 50 costs just under $200. They usually take around 45 mins to an hour to smoke and are far worth the money spent of them. These cigars are made in Don Pepin’s My Father Factory and are a member of the Havana XI line.
The wrapper of the Verocu is a dark brown with very minimal veins running through it. It has a classic Cuban triple cap as do most Tatuaje products with Pete Johnson being a lover of the classic Cuban style. The aroma off the cold wrapper is of a very sweet barnyard. The cap comes off very easily and the draw is perfect.
With the size of this cigar being kind of on the small size I’m not going to break this one up into thirds. When you light up the Verocu you are immediately hit in the face with that Pepin pepper but it’s not overwhelming. In the background you are met with some nice sweet chocolate notes along with some wood flavors. The flavors in this tiny cigar are very strong and delicious throughout. The spice dies out but is the ramped back up as you reach towards the 3 inch mark.
It is safe to say that these cigars have become my favorite quick smoke cigar and are well worth the minimal price that they are sold for. This tiny cigar is packed with flavors. Putting off tons of smoke and are very well constructed. You definitely need to get your hands on these and with that being said if you leave a comment and let me know what your favorite quick smoke is I will randomly pick someone and send you a 10 pack. So let’s see those comments!
Don’t forget to Smoke a JJ for JJ today in memory of Jerry Cruz son over at Stogie Review.
I’m smoking another Boutique blend today that I was gifted by Brett the rep for Panacea. It’s the Panacea White Corojo size 6 1/2×54 aka Hinch Pin. This cigar has a Dominican Seco and Nicaraguan Ligero with a cuban seed binder. I will admit I am not a corojo fan but without giving the review away, my mind has changed. Take a look and see my thoughts on the Panacea White Corojo.
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Binder: Connecticut Capote
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina Oscuro, Nicaraguan Ligero
Made in: Nicaragua
A big buzz has been happening the past few months regarding Drew Estate’s last creation. Many wanted it to be the sequel to the Liga Privada series, which I personally love. Others wanted something completely new - and better. The name of these sticks – once again eccentric… “My UZI weighs a ton” (or MUWAT as it’s called by Jonathan Drew). The UZI is available in three sizes: 5 x 60, 6 x 60 and 7 x 60 and they were primarily created to satisfy those who are looking for a big cigar that will last 2 to 3 hours. I got the opportunity to try couple of the double toros… so let’s see what this Goliath has to say…
It’s a nice looking hefty stick. The dark chocolaty wrapper is very oily and toothy and has a few minimal veins. It has sponginess along with a few soft spots and bumps. It smells like a mixture of cedar and barn. From the foot I only get a faint tobacco aroma. The cold is loose and has a fresh tobacco taste as well.
I toast the foot for quite some time before it gets ready to go. The smoke coming from that end smells really nice and sweet – almost like toasted sugar cane. The UZI starts great, tasty cedar with a touch of leather and just enough pepper to give the stick some spiciness without being overwhelming. 45 minutes later and while I’m already in the second third my hopes for a change in the flavor profile become ashes. Same thing for the final third and unfortunately until the end of the stogie. From start to finish remained the same in body and flavor.
The burn gave me some hard time… I had to relight couple times and make a few necessary corrections but I’m sure these problems will be solved with resting time and aging.
The MUWAT is not a bad cigar; maybe my anticipation and my expectations were set a little higher. My opinion is, that the 6×60 might be too big of a cigar for the lack of complexity and for me a smaller size would fit better for my liking. I think though that every cigar smoker out there should try at least one of these guys in order to have his own opinion about a cigar that for sure will be one of the most talked about in 2011.