More reviews here. Box code was TEB MAY 08. Smoked 13 November 2009.
Considering my last one left a little to be desired, the increase in humidity appears to be having the desired effect. They’re still not quite there yet but there was a substantial difference between this and the last, in flavour and seemingly in strength.
I’d already had a ‘few’ whiskies (Friday night…) and I settled down to catch up on a favourite show while I had this cigar. Possibly a bit of a waste to not take my time and savour the experience but I fancied a luxurious smoke to relax with. Well I don’t know whether it was because I’d been drinking or hadn’t eaten enough, but this just about took my head off. I didn’t notice it until after the show finished when the strength really kicked in on the last third. Could have done with some sweets or something to up my blood-sugar, but as it was, I went for a lie down for an hour or two.
This was a bit of a surprise as it’s the first time I’ve had it from these and I’m halfway through the box now. I suspect it was the booze but it’s certainly going to make me mindful of eating enough first.