The other day I was reminded that it was Maduro Monday, which is followed by Torpedo Tuesday, Habano Hump Day (which recently replaced Wavell Wednesday), Toro Thursday, Full Bodied Friday, and Sumatra, Sun Grown, or Shaggy Saturdays and Sundays.
Here is the San Lotano by A.J Fernandez, it is a Maduro but it also is a Toro, whiche means I can smoke it on a Thursday without getting any more grief from Shelley at Ambassador Fine Cigars
Breaking News: Effective Immediately Wavell Wednesday is now Habano Hump Day! It makes it a lot easier to find something that falls within the guidelines of Themed Smoking Days. Hindsight being forsight this looked good on paper, but is a royal pain in the ass!
<----At left is the San Lotano Habano Lancero, this cigar was paired with water but half-way through the smoke, I picked up tall hot blonde, from Starbucks, which brought out further notes of coffee I was picking up along with a bit of earthiness. This is a significantly more complexed cigar that the Maduro.
Recently I branched out and enjoyed the Viaje TNT ------->
With it's fuse like cap and closed foot, this is one explosive cigar.
In addition to the Corojo CLE also released the Cuarenta. Also available in the 11/18 size the Cuarenta has a Habano wrapper making it a flavorful medium-bodied smoke.
Wednesday evening was the monthly meetup of the West Valley Cigar Club, Chet Parker the president of the club, goes well out his way to make sure the events are memorable. This event was about education, Professor Eric Parkinson taught Cigar 101, topics included Region, Tobacco, Tasting Notes. The highlight of the event was the panel discussion that broke out between, Eric, Vartan Seferian, and Patrick Lagreid about Cuban Cigars. It was like EF Hutton, when these three very knowledgable individuals spoke and people listened! And listened intently. I also learned to Retro-Hale. Retro-haling, in other words, is to smoke a cigar through the nose. It also helps distinguish much more flavors.
On a side note I won one of the door prizes (Above) which include Cigars from Ajo, Cusano, Camacho, Berger and Argenti, Kristoff, Davidoff, Hoya de Monterrey, Vartan, and Rockey Patel.
This went thru the entire Phoenix Metro Area including the cities of Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Apache Junction, Santan Valley, Chandler, Casa Grande and downtown Phoenix. by the time it our house, in the Southwest Valley it had lost most of it's steam
There was no official data on the size of this Haboob but it was estimated 2,000 feet tall and 40 miles wide and brought along with it winds of 35-50 MPH.
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Seriously? Silly sh!t said in the cigar lounge. Quotes are real, ALL to real, only the names have been removed to prevent embarassment to those who actually said this stuff.