Now, not that I got enough work outs in anyway, but the following weekend we were plunged back into winters deadly maw. Thick white devil snow falling to earth like the ash from a distant volcano with all the skill and grace of a seventeen year old losing their virginity. What a mess of things this storm was.
#cigarSundays are seriously one of the only things that helps me get through winter, but when winter wont just get up and fuck off, it starts to get to a fella.
Okay enough of my complaining. Lets rewind to the good #cigarSunday.
So after receiving my Cigar of the Month club package I had a tough choice between the 5 cigars that were available to me. Thankfully the COTM people send along a companion booklet with a little write up on each cigar. The cigar i picked for this week was the Bahia Trinidad. Here is the write up from COTM:
The Bahia brand has been around since the cigar boom in the mid 1990’s and has been holding strong ever since. The Bahia Trinidad is a Nicaraguan puro crafted with a dark and oily Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper that’s been optimally fermented—tucked away for a cedar-nap for two years. The wrapper cloaks a blend of four-year-old Nicaraguan long-leaf Cuban seed tobaccos grown in the prime growing regions of Esteli and Condega. The end result is an aromatic, medium-bodied smoke with sweet tobacco flavors spiked with notes of cinnamon, cocoa and cedar. Look for a good draw and an even burn that produces a flaky snow white ash. After a great meal, enjoy this one for a good hour and a half with a full tawny port or a white rum.
Now while i did not go with their advice for a port or white rum, I selected friend of the show Highland Park 12 as my companion beverage, for many of the same reasons that they selected a port or rum. For me Highland Park 12 is a great balance between a smoky/spicy scotch and sweet/fruity scotch. It would be one that could be a helper to milder cigar and not over power it, or match the flavor of a stronger cigar.
While i agree with the flavor notes provided, it def did not last an hour, maybe I smoke faster, not sure, but it was at best 35-40minutes. Extremely enjoyable but I would also say more of a mild/medium flavor then down the center medium. Again crazy enjoyable, but I was expecting something different based on the notes provided.
The pairing worked great, and the weather, tunes, and chats with the departed made it a fantastic #cigarSunday.
As previously stated no #cigarSunday last week, but things are looking up in regards to work outs for this week, lets hope the winter fucks off enough to make it happen.
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan