Saturday, May 2, 2009

Weekend Cigar Blogging

Passed a milestone and learned a lesson this week -

Milestone? I got my first plugged cigar. A plugged cigar is one that, for whatever reason, won't draw properly. This one happened to be a CAO MX2, recommended to me by Sailorcurt. I'd pull and pull, get a decent puff, then it would all but go out. Bummer.

Lesson? Keep you receipt when you buy cigars. Most local shops will reimburse you for a plugged cigar, but not without the receipt. Bummer.

What else was in the mix this week?

CAO CX2 - Not my type. This I would call a "peppery" cigar. Lots of folks like it, but I guess it's an acquired taste. It also had some problems staying lit about halfway through, but it passed.

Alcazar #4 - These are more affordable smokes, a maduro for two bucks. It was OK, a good smoker, but unremarkable. I guess I'd buy them if I had a big time cigar habit, but one a day would be max for me. Once I settle, it'll probably be less than that. Quality over quantity, ya know.

Right now I'm having a Gurkha Ancient Warrior. The draw is excellent, taste is good. Doesn't knock my socks off like the Patel 1990 did, but I wouldn't turn one down.

Something else I'm thinking - I'm thinking the Churchill style might be more to my liking. More time for the cigar to develop. The shorter ones just seem to get going when it's time to let them go out.

I have two Rocky Patels from the original stash left, the Sungrown and the Vintage 1992. I'm saving the 1992. The Sungrown will go later this weekend.

There's another batch on the way, also from Thompson cigar. Let's call it the stash II. A whole new set, let's see what happens. Hey, a hundred bucks worth of cigars for $29.95, and, with my $20 gift card, I got the whole thing, with shipping, for $14.90. I can live with that.

Reports, of course, will follow.

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4 comments:

yiwak said...

I got to try some CAO too. I really liked the Rocky Patels. I think I bought the same package deal? Just gave few to friends. Romeo y Juliet really good, and Acid makes really nice flavored cigars. Few of my friends that claim they don't smoke will ask for one. If ones in the box.

Sailorcurt said...

Murphy strikes again.

I've never had a problem with CAO, neither with the straight red wrapper Maduros that I've been smoking for a couple of years, or with the MX2's that I recommended to you and have been enjoying for the past few months.

Oh well...at least I know that you got the one bad one so I don't have to worry about ever getting it.

Rustmeister said...

Glad to do you that favor, Curt. =)

Albert A Rasch said...

I've had two of the Gurkhas (Legend and Dragon) and enjoyed them immensely. Rich and full bodied, they are the type I like in the evening when relaxing.

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Albert
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