I promised you a lot of contests in 2010, and here is the first one. Its goal is to thank regular readers and visitors by offering them a chance to win quality cigar accessories every month. This contest is sponsored by our good friends at CheapHumidors.com, sellers of cigar swag at affordable prices.
I've been receiving a lot of e-mails asking for an index that would allow visitors to easily search through reviews and, more importantly, sort the reviews by rating and by name. It has been on the to-do list for a while and I finally managed to dedicate some time to build one. The new index includes the cigar name, the origin, the reviewer's name, the approximate cost of the cigar and the rating. I think it's pretty slick. Please report any bugs & issues you might find and enjoy!
I was recently approached by Gabby Shayne from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America. Every year, they organize what they call "Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza", an event during which one can taste over 100 different whiskies (sounds crazy, right?) and enjoy a cigar afterwards. This spring, the events will be held in major US cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Denver and New York. Tickets cost $135 and the price is reduced to $120 if you use code "CI2010" when placing the order (here is the form). The best part is that we've got 2 tickets to one of the Spring 2010 events, ready to be given away to one lucky reader. Check out the schedule and if it sounds like something you're interested in and you can make it, just leave a comment below to be entered in the draw. The winner will be announced in one week.
Ladies and Gentlemen are cordially invited to enjoy a connoisseur's evening featuring over 100 rare & exceptional single malt and Scotch whiskies. The evening includes a delicious dinner buffet as well as a selection of premium imported cigars for our guests' later enjoyment. The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza brings the discerning enthusiast the opportunity to sample the participating whiskies in a sophisticated and elegant environment with genuine camaraderie and knowledgeable representatives from each participating distillery.
This past weekend I went down to NYC from Upstate NY and paid a visit to Club Macanudo to try it out.
Everything there is quite posh and the cigars as you can imagine are quite pricey. They only sell cigars made by General Cigar so I decided to try the Partagas Spanish Rosado Mitico which is the Churchill.
This is my second try at a Diplomaticos No. 2. The first one I had tasted a little basic and unrefined so I gave this second one a little over a year in my humidor to see how it progressed. Unfortunately this will be the only size left in the marque very soon as the Diplomaticos No. 4 and No. 5 have been discontinued.
I would like to thank FinestCubanCigars.com for providing these cigars for review. For over 10 years they ship Cuban cigars from Hong Kong at competitive prices.
This is a regional edition for Asia Pacific, released in 2007. Por Larranaga do not have a robusto in their regular line and I was quite curious how this one would taste. In fact I was even more curious to see whether this cigar would share the flavor profile with the regular production petit corona.