At times I get caught up in the hunt for the latest and greatest cigars as well as bourbon.... and forget about all the wonderful "stuff" that seems to drift to the back of the humidor/bunker from long forgotten hunting trips.....
Last night it was Weller 12 and a long forgotten Partagas Corona from a 2002 cabinet. Two quite "pedestrian" products that in all honesty will beat the pants off most of the new stuff.....
The MR went nice with the WT last night. My only complaint with the Indios is at about the last 1/4 of the stick, the flavor transitioned to an almost charred coffee flavor and became a little bitter. Other than that, a fine smoke for $1.50.
Last evening I enjoyed a Davidoff Millenium Lonsdale from the original release. Without a doubt one of the best NC's ever made, IMO. Sadly the price of these today has just gotten stupid.
Paired this with a pour of 2010 OFBB which as I mentioned on another thread was pretty disappointing. If the 2010 OFBB is claimed to be one of the best BB's I can't imagine what the off years tasted like. I am old enough to know better!!
tonight was an EP Carrillo Core, I was gifted this by one of the local cigar shops in exchange for a review. I didn't bother to tell them I've never done a cigar review before:slappin:
I'll post a copy of it here for everyone's enjoyment (I figure you could use a laugh:lol:)
As promised: A review of the EP Carrillo Core (I believe this is the Regalias Real vitola)
Appearance:a few small veins in the wrapper and a couple of small green spots showing. A couple wrinkles in the cap. Firm to the touch, no soft spots.... Foot smells nicely nutty
Cut and pre-light draw: I used my punch as I misplaced my cutter (again!) Excellent draw, not too firm or too light.
First Third: medium spicy with cumin and cinnamon notes,M-F body, slightly wavy burn. Light gray ash holds for a bit over an inch.
Second Third: flavors go creamier with the spice toning down, burn a bit more uneven, not enough to need touchups
Half way: Draw firms up and flavors go earthy
Final Third: Burn line becomes perfectly straight, draw remains firm and the flavors stay earthy but richer.
I'd like to thank Jeff for hooking me up with this cigar, I really enjoyed the chance to try it. EP Carrillo Short Run review to follow as soon as I get a chance.