So after a week of workouts and a 9 year old gal birthday sleepover party on Saturday at our house that saw 5 lil gals Just Dance, giggle, Pajama fashion show, giggle some more, eat their weight in spaghetti tacos and ice cream cake, and giggle until midnight - there was def going to be a #cigarSunday once the pint sized party goers left on Sunday.
Luckily this week I was joined by my loverly wife and two of our friends Rob and Nicole. This was Rob's second #cigarSunday, as he doesnt smoke cigars it is more just #Sunday and not #cigarSunday but i will keep working on him haha.
It was so great to catch even a small glimpse of what the summer holds for us hanging out and having some laughs beside the pool in the sunshine.
It will be better once the pool is not filled with a 18' x 4' deep chunk of ice, but that will revert back to water soon enough if we can keep up with the weather we have now.
So for this week I broke out the good stuff with Balvenie 12 year Old Doublewood and paired it with the Don Thomas Maduro Robusto. I really enjoy the dark chocolate flavors that come with this cigar and I thought it would pair well with the nutty gentle spice is characteristic of the Balvenie. On first try with both it was not the best flavor pairing but after a couple strong pulls to get the cigar going ( it was a little dry unfortunately) they really did compliment each other really well. Balenvie does also have some vanilla scents on the nose and a subtle peat flavour that helps to pick up the bold flavor of the Robusto. I was quite happy with the selection.
I have pretty much smoked my way through the local humidor so i am really going to have to get on the road or the internet to come up with some new cigars to try, and perhaps invest in a humidor as the MacGuyver'd one i have is not doing the trick to keep the cigars i have on hand in a condition that is acceptable.
I am not a fan of strong peat Scotches ( yet) but I do like and would recommend Balenvie as one you could try if you are getting into the Scotch world, it has a lot of great subtle flavors and is very drinkable.
Rob and I did move on to some Knob Creek Bourbon as he had not had it before. It was quite the different flavor compared to the Balenvie, I have to say that because i still had some sinus issues i really didnt get all the full flavor this bourbon brings to the party last week when i tried it. This week I really did, and loved it. It has a great vanilla nose and citrus hit when you first taste it.
Having those couple of hits and the sun, great company with Rob, Nicole and my wife and former sweetheart made for a great afternoon. Now i may be sporting a bald guy burn today, but at least i gave my see through, Irish white skin a chance to get the first sunburn of the year over with early. Cant wait for it to start to peel #classysassyscalp
Here's hoping the rest of the snow vacates the premises this week and the mud dries up so daddy's other baby can come out to play.
Play me out Jon Bon... " on this steel horse I riiiiiide, I wanted.....dead or aliiiiiiiiive"
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan