Cigars I smoked October 25th to 31st – Time to go crazy!
In the run up to Halloween, you need to let your hair down a bit and what better way than have some fun and go to extremes. The cigars I smoked this week were all exceptional in their own reasons.
25th October 2021 – J London Gold Series Robusto
This isn’t the first time I’ve been pleasantly surprised by recently. Last week it was the Oliva Serie O, this week it was the J London Gold Series Robusto. This is a lovely looking cigar, but given that the wrapper was a light claro coloured Connecticut leaf, almost exactly the opposite of cigars that I tend to smoke, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this cigar as much as I did.
The cigar looked super smooth with very little veining and aromas of butter and cream started to make my mouth water. The cold draw was very easy and like drinking milk. My first draws were of clarified butter and toffee, and these flavours were prominent all the way through.
I think that my enjoyment of this cigar came from the wrapper an binder being the same leaf, effectively giving you a double wrapper. This is absolutely a cigar that I am going to be keeping an eye out for, especially as it is being released as a box pressed very soon. And yes, I did smoke it right down to the last 3 millimetres.
26th October 2021 – Oliva Serie V Robusto
I seem to have been smoking a lot of Oliva cigars recently, and the Tuesday evening Cigar Club LDN virtual meetup added another one to my list. This time it was the Oliva Serie V Robusto in the presence of the team from Tor Imports.
Once again, this was a strong flavoured, full bodied cigar with notes of cocoa, coffee, walnut, toffee and charcoal in the first third. The middle third became a little milder with warm moss, green tea and toasted brioche taking centre stage with cocoa in a supporting role. The final third saw a return to the strength and flavour of the first third with an added scrunch of pepper. Overall, this was a great cigar that once again I smoked right the way down to the nub.
28th October 2021 – Kafie 1901 Culebra
This isn’t the first time I’ve smoked a Culebra, but it is the craziest of the cigars I smoked this week. Yes I know that you are supposed to separate them and either share the three cigars with friends or smoke them one at a time, but Mike Choi from Boutique Smokes came up with the idea of smoking all three at once as a crazy Halloween challenge.
If you want to read my proper review of the Kafie 1901 Culebra, click here
31st October 2021 – La Invicta Nicaragua
This budget Nicaraguan puro isn’t a subtle and nuanced cigar, but it lays out all the flavours that are characteristic of Nicaraguan cigars out on the table. I’ve enjoyed both this and the La Invicta Honduran many times and they make good herfing cigars.
My full review of this cigar is available here.
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