Stand back gents ... epic smoking day below ...
The setting: Half Moon Bay, CA on the water and on the green.No. 1: Royal Jamaica Corona (1960)
The day started early, at about 11 am with a Royal Jamaica (1960).
This cigar had plenty of aged tobacco flavors. It was a good first cigar, mild but with complexity that a clean palate could enjoy.
Minor wrapper issues, but that is not always easy to avoid in a 50+ year old cigar.No. 2: Punch Diademas Extra (1999) - Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor
Beautiful cigar that smoked wonderfully from tip to tail.
Never any harshness, slowly evolving profile but pretty tight range (it never became notably stronger or less strong).
No. 3: Cohiba Behike 52 (2013)
Not wanting to go downhill from where I started, the next up was a Behike 52 from 2013. Normally I'd age a cigar like this, but when you're on a roll only the best will do.
Brilliant creamy and beany classic Cohiba profile, with added richness. Reminded me of an amped up version of a well integrated CoRo. I'd love to smoke one of these with coffee.
No. 4: Romeo y Julieta Favoritas (early 1970s)
These came in an interesting tin, and these were *immaculately* stored until being opened now. They are cello wrapped.
This is an amazing mild, very well constructed and blended cigar. It is a fantastic example of "old Cuba" and how they did so many cigars surprisingly well.No. 5: Pargagas X Aniversario (10th Anniversary of the Partagas Lounge, Havana)
By now it was dark, so this was smoked by the fire pit overlooking the ocean, with waves still visible in the moonlight.
What better way to finish up the night than with an "unobtainium" cigar. It satisfied.Edited by Girardian - 7/25/16 at 2:19pm