Went to a Perdomo event at Riegel's Covington Plaza store. Didn't buy any, tho' I really like Perdomos. Got into my humidor I keep stashed in one of the humidified rental lockers and smoked a Romeo y Julieta Romeo No. 2 Habana and a Gispert Lonsdale. Also drank an Anchor Steam beer.
Your Humble and Obedient Servant,
With pipe and book at close of day, Oh, what is sweeter? mortal say. - Richard Le Gallienne
An Ilusione Rothchilde . Great Nicaraguan cigar, powerful but quite manageable; some complexity , Cuban-like in style. Good value for the price point. Maybe a little tricky to find locally, but worth the investigation. Several internet retailers stock them.
Since Memorial Day I've had me a Mark Twain maduro, a couple of Intenso's, and a few #59's.
The #59's are cheap and ugly, but mighty fine on flavor. The Intenso's were not intense, but had an amazing draw and tasted so good I smoked 'em til my fingers burned. The Mark Twain was a great smoke, but I was the grill man on a humid 90something degree day so I kept having to put it down so I had to relight it a number of times. I should've waited on that one for it was a fine cigar.
Actually, I can't recall where I first came across the Mark Twain brand, but I previously smoked what I believe was a Connecticut and I was blown away. Since then I've had a couple and have really enjoyed them. Pretty good value too!
Christmas is Yule, dummies! We're doing the same thing, just better!
"Better to die cheerfully with the aid of a little tobacco, than to live disagreeably and remorseful without." -CS Lewis