Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cigar Blogging

No, this probably won't be a regular feature on the blog, at least not after I settle on a favorite style, but I have to say - so far, smoking a decent cigar is a Good Thing.

I tried the first of my stash yesterday. That one was called a "Connecticut", which had the lightest wrapper. I fired it up on the way to the Tea Party, and I have to say I enjoyed it. It was smooth, not hot, and didn't give me that weird feeling in the back of my throat like my uncle's Roi-Tans did.

So now, I'm going in the complete opposite direction, and trying the "Maduro". It's short, and the darkest of the lot. There's a long dark one too, but I figure if I didn't like it, it wouldn't take me long to finish it. =)

The smell of this one, before lighting, reminds me of chewing tobacco. Not that sissy loose leaf shit, I'm talking plug tobacco, like Black Maria or something. It's a good smell.

The taste is surprisingly mellow, and I can see why cigar smokers also fancy Scotch. They would go together well.

At any rate, looks like I'll be buying a real humidor soon.



Anonymous said...

Is the maduro the 90, 92 or one of The Edges?

I'd go with the 90 first.


Rustmeister said...

No idea, it was the shortest, darkest thing in the set. =)