Last weekend was more for the family, so I didn’t get around to as many cigars as I would if I was home working on the yard. After the poor PDR review I was ready for some better smokes, and I found them.
On Saturday I went to my first event at Cascade Cigars where they were showcasing Alec Bradley cigars. I’ve been to a few events at other B&Ms around town and I can say that the event, for me, was a let down. No pomp-and-circumstance going on, just the sales rep and cigars. I did pick up a box of Alec Bradley American Sun Grown robustos, and enjoyed one at Cascade’s lounge.
The American Sun Grown is, contrary to what the label might suggest, a Nicaraguan puro. There is no Connecticut tobacco to be found in this cigar. It’s fuller flavored with pepper, nuts and cedar as the primary flavors.
Later in the day I was able to enjoy a bit of time with another Alec Bradley–the Black Market Punk. The Punk is a fairly new size to the Black Market run in a 4.5×42 corona. Despite being a small cigar, this thing will still burn for an hour-plus.
The Alec Bradley rep hooked me up with The Punk, and I’ve got to say it’s probably my favorite size of Black Market. It’s quite tasty and burns for longer than expected. It has a peaty, earthy, spice flavor that I just love. I could have found a way to afford a box, I would have.
Sunday found myself with just enough time for a single stick. I dug down and picked up a Nestor Miranda Dominicano Rosado. This 5 5/8″ long profecto, that they call Ruky, was quite tasty.
The main flavors of the Dominacano were earthy, nutty with a hint of leather. That was a good underlying chili pepper bite through out the cigar that kept me coming back for more. It started off mild and finished a solid medium-full flavored. It was great and I am glad I got to enjoy it.