Friday night downtown ...

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Friday night downtown ...

Post by sweetandsour » Mon May 15, 2017 10:18 pm

... local Seafarers' Center fundraiser, cigar sampler, and liquor tasting. The night was started with selection of a cigar for immediate light-up, along with before-dinner drinks and conversation.

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The tasting target for the night was mescal, which included 3 candidates.

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Only the center bottles contained a worm. It (the mescal) was pretty smooth. The green bottled product on the left in the pic contained a sweetener, which was nice and smooth, but just a little too sweet for my tastes. The sample on the right, the "kimo sabe", was pretty harsh, compared to the other two.

Someone at an adjoining table brought some local (state-wise) bourbon, bottled in San Antonio, and shared the last few oz with us. Very smooth, indeed.

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And then finally, all were invited to select a few cigars for the road. The highlight, however, was the special cigar from a famous Caribbean island, given to our table by an unknown person, from an unknown source. I ended up giving it to my son-in-law yesterday (Mother's Day), for doing all of the cooking.

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An excellent meal was included, of course. An excellent evening. Excellent, indeed. I'll report on the cigars individually. Maybe.
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Re: Friday night downtown ...

Post by JimVH » Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 am

I just need to follow you around for a while.

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Re: Friday night downtown ...

Post by Bloodhound » Tue May 16, 2017 11:21 am

That sounds like a great evening.

One of my co-workers belongs to a group that does a steak/scotch /cigar night once a year...its $50 but totally worth it...I have been his +1 for the last 2 years
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Re: Friday night downtown ...

Post by durangopipe » Tue May 16, 2017 12:15 pm

Not a cigar smoker myself, but I understand those cigars from that unnamed island cannot be duplicated elsewhere. A very generous gift!
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Re: Friday night downtown ...

Post by sweetandsour » Tue May 16, 2017 2:37 pm

It's a $50 evening, plus a few bucks for drinks, raffle tickets and extra cigars.
Jim, I'll forward the next invitation if you're interested. It's on Friday nights. Spend the night at my place, then either fish or golf the next morning.
BTW I failed to mention, the local priest is the MC, leads the opening prayer, etc. Last Fri he led a toast with raised glasses, to an elderly gentleman who passed recently, who was always at the cigar table helping out. The man's grandson was there and was visibly moved. It was a very touching moment, in fact.
Anyway ...
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