I want to wish you all a happy and successful new year and that you may all enjoy the finer things in life! I started off the year working with a bang, cranking out plots and words for three new stories, and had to take a cigar break Tuesday!
First cigar of the year was NOT up to blog standards, but was still a good, tasty stick. I had heard a lot about the Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Fuente by one of the guys who smokes them at Grants so I picked one up.
Definitely a good stick for an occasion when I want something more mild to medium with creamy, woodsy notes.
As for drink, nothing spectacular has hit my palate yet. We’ve gotta work on that!
The Cuesta Rey 898 cabinet is a 7 X 49 cigar with creamy, mellow flavors made from the famous JC Newman and Fuente family is alwayas a favorite of mine. A cameroon wrapper gives a slightly toothy edge to the mellowness from the Dominancan binder and filler.
I just discovered that there is a maduro version of this cigar!
I picked up my first 898 Cabinet at a shop I refuse to name and sat down with it. The burn was good, even and the draw was a little tougher than other Cuesta Rey’s I’m used to (like the #60 torpedo) but for the price on a mild to medium bodied cigar, it can’t be beat. Smoke time was about an hour and a half but you have to remember my smoke time is going to vary depending on where I am smoking at.
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