Another week with a #cigarSunday! The week before last week, didnt really work out, not did the weather cooperate so it wouldnt have mattered anyway. But last week, oh last week...you, YOU! I got all my workouts in, and this week ( knock on wood) is also shaping up pretty, pretty nice.
So the day was not shaping up great, again, Nova Scotia has been absolutely brutal lately with the not letting go of winter thing, we are destined to get hit again tomorrow *sigh*.
i moped through most of the day thinking it was going to end a carry over #cigarSunday, but then the miraculous happened, the freaking sun came out in the afternoon.
Like a 6 year old on Christmas, I was filled with glee! GLEE i tell ya!
I whipped through my dinner prep chores, booked it to the liquor store for a new to me beverage.
I had it my head to select something new. I have been seeing alot of various ads on Instagram for some local distilleries and was thinking that I might try something local. I mean I dont have a 'Buy Local' sticker on my office door for nothing. I mean a sticker on your office door is pretty binding.
Upon arrival at the liquor store, I was greeted by a sample stand. Normally i bypass these things because they require fained interest and a willingness to try something new. But on this day it was for a whiskey. Hmm. Well im shopping for a whiskey, lets give this a go.
So after some quick questions about the product, and 1/8th of a shot of this amber colored sample of goodness. I was very impressed. I also liked the fact that it was made semi-locally and close to my home town of Pictou in River John.
Caldera Hurricane 5 is a handcrafted blended whisky, traditionally made from the season’s homegrown and regional grains. The spiciness of the rye is balanced out on the finish to produce a nice sharp start and a mellow end.
I agree 100% with the tasting notes, it has a nice warm the cockles of your heart initial hit with a very smooth and easy drinking finish.
To accompany this whiskey blend I selected one of my new friends from my Cigar of the Month club subscription the Room 101 Connecticut 213.
The notes on this from COTMC are:
Fairly new to the boutique cigar scene, Room 101 cigars may have a peculiar name but the cigars are legit. If you’re still not convinced on the quality of these handmades, they are made by one of the best boutique manufacturers on the market today, Camacho. Actually, Room 101 Cigars was started by a chance meeting at an after party in Las Vegas by Room 101 lifestyle founder Matt Booth and Camacho’s Christian Eiroa, and the duo have been working on this project ever since. Handmade under the watchful eye of Christian Eiroa at the Camacho Factory in Honduras, this mild to medium stogie is not your typical Connecticut. The Room 101 Connecticut is chocked full with long-fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, hugged by an Honduran Corojo binder, and is then finished with a top-grade Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper. Once lit, it’ll lend notes of cream, cedar, pepper, and coffee with loads of thick smoke. Mild enough for an everyday smoke, enjoy it with a black coffee.
Okay so I did not enjoy it with a black coffee, I enjoyed it with the Caldera but its notes of cream, cedar and coffee were def on point. it was a great match with this smooth blend canadian whiskey. I was happy to note that the notes on this cigar were very close to my experience as the last one, although awesome and enjoyable, was a little shy of the write up provided.
I still have a couple cigars left from my last month shipment, but looking ahead there are some beauties coming down the pipe this month. Guess I am going to really keep my work outs up so i can keep trying these little delights.
The next beverages I have on my try list are: Glynnevan; Glenlivet Founders reserve and the 15yr old. I may splurge on some Lagavulen. But we will see if the old scotch fund will support that pricey lil number. Donations always welcome hehe.
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan