Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Royal Jamaica Gold Corona
Size: 55" x 44
Origin: Nicaraguan wrapper; Nicaraguan/Honduras/Jamaican filler
MSRP: $5.5

Another impulse buy, this one enjoyed at Partners Sports Bar during a college basketball game (Memphis over UAB by double digits). A very smooth, mild cigar. The flavor was nice, if not exactly memorable, but what stood out was the construction quality. I've smoked JR Alts for so long, I've forgotten how slow a premium cigar can burn, with perfect even precision. No canoes, no relights, and no touch-up trims.

If I'm not careful, my dalliances with Macanudo, CAO, Comacho, and Royal Jamaica could turn into real money drains.

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