Recently, I tried a La Traviata by CAO and thought that it was outstanding. Since my first trial, I purchased 2 boxes. During the recent Spring gathering in Houston, I was able to get a box for $93 plus tax. Prior to that , I was paid about $106 plus tax. If you get a chance, try one.
Searching for a daily smoker. Tried a H.Upmann 1844 churchill which wasnt too bad. Then tried a La Floridita Maduro Corona, hoping it would at least be decent. Reviews were very mixed, so I found one locally and tried it. Horrible. Hard draw, uneven burn throughout, and the taste and aroma was blah.
had a La Gloria Cubana last night along with some OF. i was excited to try it, but it had a very uneven burn and i thought it lacked flavor.
I just had a La Gloria Cubana the other day as well. I though it was decent. A bit on the mild side but ok none the less. Yesterday I had a Rocky Patel Edge. It was actually comparable to the La Gloria Cubana. Tonight I have a Kristoff Ligero Maduro Matador with some Willets Family Special Reserve.
Smoked a "Cain-F" ( By Oliva) 6 X 60, 100% Ligero. It was outstanding. I just bought another box.
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Recently bought a brown bag sampler from Cigars International. After about a month's rest in the humidor I've tried:
El Mejor Emerald
La Aurora Leonimos
All were underwhelming (burn issues, cracked wrapper, tastes like crap, etc). Can't bring myself to try the remaining 7.
Didn't come in the sampler but I have recently enjoyed an Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve, CAO Gold and Oliva G.
Last night I relaxed outside with a A. Fuente Gran Reserva and paired it with an '08 ER17
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tonight should be fun. im flying solo to a bluegrass show, and then i plan on relaxing with a drink and a smoke. i picked up some samplers a few weeks ago from 5 Vegas, Don Pepin, and Oliva. but i think ill go with the AF Hemingway that i purchased to cheer myself up after the US got knocked out of the World Cup.
Last night I took advantage of the cooler temps with a Fuente Don Carlos Belicoso and a couple pours of Lot B.
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