Archive for June, 2010

Size: 6″ x 48

Vitola: Toro

Wrapper: Dominican Rosado

Origin: the DR

Age: Fresh from my humidor but aged in Calvados barrels at Chateau Fuente

I recieved this cigar from the second round of CRA samplers. The Forbidden X cigars are a little different then your normal Opus. These bad boys are aged in Calvados barrels. So what drink did I decide to pair with this rare cigar?  Why calvados of course!

I removed the cedar wrapping and took a whiff, I swear I could smell that appley goodness.

After the first few puffs I already knew I was in heaven. I got that rich woody and cedary taste with a dash of leather and yes, apple.



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Just letting everyone know, the El Picador, Don Pepin’s version of the Cheroot is available at Empire Cigars.

This cigar is smooth and spicy.  If you are a fan of the My Father line of cigars, this is a must try!  Hal & Co. at Empire will ship!

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Size: 6″ x 50
Vitola: Toro
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade/Ecuadorian Sumatra
Origin: Dominican Republic
Age: Pre-Release freshness!

I just happened to be in the shop when the General rep was visiting and he handed one of their new sticks, the LGC Artesanos de Tabaqueros – or also known as the longest name for a cigar line ever.

The idea behind the line is an appetizer and main course all-in-one.  The 1st third has a Connecticut Shade wrapper – the appetizer, while the rest has an Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper – the main course.



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