Over the last few weeks we’ve picked up some new stock. Some of the new cigars include:
Rocky Patel San Andreas – a robust, full bodied cigar deserving of a review all on its own. Coming soon (the review, not the cigar!)
Last Call by AJ Fernandez – a 45 minute smoke designed to win the night. Semi-sweet flavors mixed with light wood and a great draw provide the way for closing time.
Last Call Maduro by AJ Fernandez – the same as above, but with added sweetness.
Avo South American
Syncro Ritmo – an earthy, but complex cigar, only we have them in the Robusto sized, as well as the torpedo largo. The box press only adds to the classy feel of this amazing cigar.
Brick House and Brick House Maduro – both are outstanding, inexpensive value cigars from JC Newman, but don’t let the word “value” fool you. This cigar is medium to full bodied, and in the natural, has a decent amount of wood and earth, while the maduro picks up with some spice and sweetness.
Come down to 232 E. Ponce De Leon, Decatur, GA! Visit us!
One of my favorite spots, one of my favorite new themes! Well, not new but you know I’m developing an obsession about Havana –
considering I’m pondering a trip out to Cuba for a weekend sometime this year.
In the meantime, Papa’s Pilar Rum – a damn fine sipping rum which we’ve had and will leave for review on a later date will be featured. I can’t speak to the tequila, ya’ll know that isn’t how “I” roll but if Chai’s pouring it, it’s probably solid.
At first glance, this dark cigar looks like it’s going to be a powerhouse. The band has a very old world Cuban feel to it in design and because it matches well with the darkness of the leaf, it makes it harder to see.
But for a cigar with such a hefty price tag ($2,500 per cigar), I have my suspicions. Yet, the website (Yamantaka Global) says the cigar is the same vintage tobacco as the 1950s Cubans. It’s obvious that this cigar is also rolled entubado like everything else ACC does. What that means is that the cigars are rolled in a tube-like fashion, and require a higher skill level of roller, else the attrition rate of production becomes really high since older tobacco is more susceptible to damage.
I’ve smoked enough ACC cigars to know the quality behind them has always been top notch, but this is hands down, the most expensive cigar on the market, and the most expensive cigar I’ve ever smoked to date.
Cutting the cigar and doing a pre-light draw reveal really smooth flavors that are a little hard for me to identify, and I’m drinking water with this cigar. Upon lighting, the cigar has a smooth taste, with mellow notes of sherry and oak, as one would expect, from a cigar with this name. (Reminds me of the style used by Drew Estate to make their barrel aged cigars.)
The cigar has a beautiful draw, sending a plethora of almost sweet, white/gray smoke into the air. That trademark ACC scent isn’t present on this cigar though, but that’s okay. The feel of the cigar in my fingers suggests plenty of tobacco in the blend and at first puff, one would think, would have a tight draw. But no, the draw is excellent as I mentioned earlier.
Medium bodied, but full flavored, the oak becomes soft vanilla notes across the palate. If I searched hard enough, I tasted the lightness of sherry, making me wonder what style of sherry they used for the casks.
Solid cigar all the way through though. And a great start to me getting into higher premium cigars!