November 02, 2009

Oliva event/Weekend review, 10/30-11/1/09

The weekend started off with an Oliva event at the Maduro Room in Lexington. Mike Walters, rep for Oliva, was on hand to help with any Oliva questions and to offer advice. By the way, Mike says Nate Saab is doing very well. As many of you know Nate had a little rough patch he went through several months back. I'm very glad he's doing fine now!

Grady and Mike

Grady, me, Mike



Michael Falls, Larry Jones (center-Steve's father in law), Steve Miller (no, not the band guy!)


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Great time, as usual, at the Maduro Room!
The weekend reviews are next. This weekend I reviewed:
  • Camacho 10th Anniversary torpedo
  • Little Havana Overruns Lights no. 3
  • Cusano Corojo '97 torpedo
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Camacho 10th Anniversary torpedo (6x54)
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The cigar started off with cinnamon notes and a ton of spice w/ black pepper. Roasted almonds were noted on the finish, which was long. The draw was effortless. This cigar does not change much. The spice stayed strong but the cinnamon notes dropped off a little. Full bodied.
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Price: $11-$12
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Score: 92
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Little Havana Overruns Lights no. 3 (7x52)
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I suggested these earlier last week when I received an email special from Holt's. These are made by Pepin so for me it was a no brainer. These have been sitting for only a few days so the full flavor may not be there yet. Nice construction and very dense feeling. Triple capped as are all Pepin cigars. Very spicy with vanilla, cinnamon, and citrus notes. Nice pepper noted. Definitely has all the typical Pepin characteristics. Tight ash, as you can see in the following pic:

At mid-point the vanilla/citrus spice is still good. Pepper on the spice is very nice. Wrapper had a couple problems in the last 1/3 but that could be attributed to the fact that they are almost right out of the package. Good cigar. Medium bodied.
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Price: $1.75 on recent special from Holt's.
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Score: 91



Cusano Corojo '97 torpedo (6x52)

A mix of almond and citrus flavors. The finish has light vanilla notes. The draw is very good. Burn is even. Fairly consistent. Good cigar.
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Price: $5.50-$6.25
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Score: 91

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