A little light reading with a Davidoff Special C and a Flor de Cana and Coke
So with the beautiful weather this afternoon i decided to sit out on my deck and enjoy a nice cigar that i hadn’t smoked in forever and read a little. The cigar i chose was a Davidoff special C culebra. Now there are a few interesting stories out there as to why this vitola originally went into production. My personal favorite is the one that starts with thieving rollers smoking too many of their own fresh rolled cigars. Supposedly the shift bosses took three smaller ring gauged cigars and wove them together and allowed them to dry then only allowed the torcedors to smoke those bent and odd looking cigars in order to ensure that all cigars rolled in the factory that day actually went out the door instead of being smoked up by the employees. I am reasonably sure this story was an old wives tale as i have also heard a story which i believe to be true and seems to make a lot more sense. There was a theory that a larger ring gauge cigar would age differently than the same amount of tobacco in smaller ring gauged cigars.
The rum i chose was one of my favorites Flor de Cana 4 year aged Nicaraguan dark rum. This particular bottle i brought back with me from a trip i took to the Rocky Patel factory in Honduras a few years back. I fell in love with this rum on that trip and we had to have drank 10 bottles in that week long trip. Its really a perfect mixing rum and relatively inexpensive.
The book I am currently re-readingis Gary Vaynerchuk’s “Crush it" its an awesome book all about finding what’s really going to make you happy in life and then how to turn that into your job. The guy is amazing he is high energy high intensity and most importantly spot on about how to be happy in life. i highly recommended you checking out his show on sirius/xm on thursday nights as well as his wine video blog www.winelibrary.com watch the videos even if you arent into wine he may just change your mind.
Now then on to the review. This cigar is approximately 4 or 5 years old they come in their own little coffin which is a really cool presentation. This cigar if I remeber correctly is about 30 dollars but you do have to remember that’s for 3 cigars. I know many look at non-Cuban Davidoff as a mild, pricey, and even a bit of a pretentious cigar, i cant disagree more. while they are a bit pricey they are comparable to many other ultra premium cigars Cuban or not. I find these cigars to be very complex and simply enjoyable.
So this particular cigar had a great rich body to the smoke that literally seemed to pour of this rather small ring gauged cigar. lots of great cedar and white pepper hints to the nose. Though this cigar is probably the weirdest shaped cigar ever it burns to a ridiculously sharp edge. never needed to touch up at all as well as the ash holding on quite well. A superb example of why i don’t mind paying a bit more for a fantastic cigar.