Friday, January 01, 2016

State of the Humidor - New Year's 2016

New cigars to try in 2016: 
  1. Mi Barrio (this brand has been revived!)
  2. 5 Vegas Miami (I want to try the new blend by George Rico of Gran Habano Cigars)

Last cigar of 2015: Henry Clay Honduran Grandes.  Smoked while watching the Clemson-Oklahoma college football semifinal game on New Year's Eve; paired with Monkey 47, a high-end gin from the Black Forest in Germany.

First cigar of 2016: Ramon Allones Reserve Corona Gorda.  Aged 6 years, nine months in my Lost Sticks tray. I sat this down to rest before my son was born.  Paired with Pappy Van Winkle 20-year bourbon.

New cigars I tried in 2015 -- would purchase again: Oliva Serie V Melanio, La Aroma de Cuba, Rocky Patel Prohibition (natural), Ashton VSG, Honduran Factory Corojo, Gran Habano 'VL', Padron 1964

New cigars I tried in 2015 -- would not purchase again: PdR Small Batch Black Corojo, Rocky Patel Prohibition (maduro), Jesus Fuego Corojo Oscuro, Cuba Libre One, Te Amo World Selection Series Cuban Style

Humidor contents:
  • Consuegra Governor #16
  • Henry Clay Honduran Grandes
  • Maria Mancini Magic Mountain
  • La Gloria Cubana Double Corona (made at Miami factory)
  • Omar Ortez Originals Belicoso
  • Gran Habano Vintage 2002 Churchill
  • 5 Vegas High Primings Box Pressed
  • 5 Vegas Cask Strength Toro
  • JR Alternative - Rocky Patel Edge
  • CAO Extreme
  • Inferno by Oliva
  • Mi Barrio
  • La Flor de A. Allones Maximo

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