This week's Sampler is kinda like a TV soap opera “The Bold and The Beautiful” without all the drama. Just enjoy. Bold flavors wrapped in beautifully oily and textured leaves.
LA AROMA DE CUBA MI AMOR MAGNIFICO (Nicaragua) 6 x 52)
Another gem handcrafted by Jose Pepin Garcia. This box-pressed stick is a combo of Nicaraguan fillers and binders inside a Cuban seed Mexican wrapper that is rich, creamy and balanced with hints of tropical spice, cocoa and rich soil. A medium to fuller smoke that has a rewarding finish from a perfect size to accompany you when you want to sit back and relax with your favorite single malt. Primo Strength Rating: 7
MOMBACHO PATINA HABANO OXIDATION DOUBLE TORO (Nicaragua) 6 X 56
You can almost see yourself in the oil in the beautiful wrapper. An extremely easy and smooth draw featuring savory notes of bbq sauce, marinade, paprika and Cajun spices. There is a bit of Pennsylvania leaf inside for a smokier flavor. Medium to fuller body with an eye opening finish, you’ll love it. Primo Strength Rating: 8
HOYA LA AMISTAD BY AJF TORO (Nicaragua) 6 X 50
A. J. Fernandez has come up with a bold and full-flavored smoke with medium body. A blend of Nicaraguan fillers inside a dark brown Ecuador Habano wrapper producing one of the creamiest and smoothest Cuban-style cigars you'll ever fire up. Experience multi-layered notes of coffee, leather and spice with a naturally sweet aroma with a light molasses finish. This very limited edition cigar has a Primo Strength Rating of 7
FOUNDATION "THE WISE MAN" TORO HUACO (Nicaragua) 6 X 56
The girth of this slightly box-pressed Toro will certainly get your attention. A medium to full smoke with a deep brown, thick and oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper surrounding a blend of aged Nicaraguan leaves. There is a very complex profile of pepper, espresso, dark semi-sweet chocolate with hints of cashews and honey, all coming together to bring you mouthfuls of sweet smelling and confection-like smoke. Primo Strength Rating: 8
A $53 value for only $43!
CIGAR TIP OF THE WEEK: Looking for the absolute, perfect cigar smoking experience? Do what I am going to be doing for the next two weeks: sitting on my own cedar deck overlooking one of the most beautiful wilderness lakes in Northern Wisconsin, sipping on some Woodford bourbon, puffing on one of the above mentioned sticks, thinking of just what spots we are going to hit for a day of bass fishing.