Christmas smokes megapost

I’ve been unable to update as often as I’d like recently due to Christmas stuff, so this is just a catch-up post to list what I’ve smoked with any thoughts if I can remember them.

Monday 21st December 2009: a Cohiba Secreto (USE ENE 08) that had been in the humi since the the 4th. Maduro wrapper was interesting. Needed more rest.

Wednesday 23rd December 2009: a Hoyo Petit Robusto (GEA OCT 08) that had been in the humi exactly three months. Tunneled quite heavily in the second half so I gave up early. Storage humidity too high? The weather was very cold and icy so perhaps that affected it?

Thursday 24th December 2009: Punch Petit Punch (EMA NOV 07) in the humi since 6th November 2009. Beautiful! Rich dried fruit flavours.

Friday 25th December 2009: Cuaba Divino (in the humi since 28th November 2009). Not quite as enjoyable as the previous. Perhaps I just wasn’t in the mood for the umami of the first half. Second half most pleasant.

Saturday 26th December 2009: Bolivar Gold Medal (LSO FEB 08) in the humi since 12th November 2009. Very tasty. Will be spectacular. Not as strong as I expected. Too tight. Difficult to keep lit later on. Over-humidified or needs rest.

Tuesday 29th December 2009: OK, don’t laugh, but I bought a single Villiger Rio 6 in a pub as I’d not tried a Villiger before. I think it cost 60 pence. These are ‘dry’ cigars that supposedly need no humidification, and this was quite short so I thought it would be worth a go at the pub as my companions were unlikely to be too happy with me keeping them outside for a large cigar. It was actually suprisingly tolerable. I’m contemplating getting a packet to leave at work for ’emergencies’.

Thursday 31st December 2009: Montecristo Sublime (in the humi since 12th November 2009). I didn’t find this anywhere near as exciting as others seem to. It was very smooth but I think Montecristo just aren’t to my taste. At least this means I won’t need to buy a box of these now…

I think that brings things up to date.

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