Friday, April 11, 2008
Victor Sinclair Triple Corojo Torpedo
Size: 6.5 x 54
Tobacco: Dominican Republic puro
Price: $6-MSRP; $2.25-internet
Despite my less-than-stellar impressions of Victor Sinclair in the past, I allowed myself some hope for this Triple Corojo that Shaun Brannen gave me at tonight's St. Andrews guys poker game. The cigar derives its name from the fact that the wrapper, binder, and filler are all made from corojo tobacco.
This cigar had a pleasant prelight smell. That was the only good thing about it. After I lit it, everything went downhill. What started as a bland, slightly unpleasant bitter taste quickly degenerated into something akin to smoking a cardboard box. Shaun complained repeatedly that his cigar tasted like soap. We both abandoned our sticks before the halfway point.
Unfortunately, my follow-up cigar turned out to be no better. But hey, at least I won $55 at the poker table.