Monday, December 21, 2015

Gran Habano 'VL' Maduro
Size: 6.1 x 52 (Belicoso)
Wrapper: Habano Oscuro
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
Price: $8

I smoked this cigar during the first half of the 2015 SEC Championship Game.  A group of us were gathered at Shaun’s house to award the annual SEC Pick ‘Em trophy (an engraved flask) to Rick Hall. 

Alabama 29, Florida 15.  It was the first time in 17 years a team won back-to-straight conference titles. Roll Tide!

The cigar was tasty with deep coffee flavors and a sweet-tangy aroma.  It was a cold windy day, which is the best time to enjoy a heavy maduro. Unfortunately, the burn that day was horrible with a spiraling canoe that I just could not correct. It might have been the weather, but my victory cigar (a La Gloria Cubana Miami) did not have this problem.

Due to the poor construction, I will probably not try this cigar again.

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