Smoked 2 March 2011. Bought as a single from the ‘Bear Shop’ in Cardiff, UK. In humi since 30 November 2010.
Despite choosing this one for a special occasion, yet again I was disappointed. The papery harshness characteristic of a cigar that needs more time in the humidor was pretty much the only thing I could notice. Very annoying.
It’s just difficult to know how much rest they need when you buy cigars as singles. Could be a brand new box, or it could have sat there for years. I must admit it really discourages me from buying singles unless I know what box it’s come from.