Thank goodness we have caring and professional weather personel to direct us in Nova Scotia to follow proper shit ton snow dropping storms procedure and suggest oh so subtly what supplies we should carry in the house to get through a storm that will deposit a shit ton of snow on to our doorsteps, driveways, and cigar smoking locations. Of course I am talking about Frankie.
I like many, love Frankie's storm reporting, if you dont know who I am talking about search Frankie MacDonald on you tube and you will quickly get acquainted with our regional icon. Now of course there are some that make fun and are negative about Frankie, those people will all burn in hell I am sure, I for one, wish that I could receive the weather like this all the time, anyone who recommends to get STORM CHIPS, has my vote for weather person of the year.
So after getting all my workouts in last week it was time to celebrate with a cigar, however, thanks to Frankie, I knew i might not get the chance to have my reward on Sunday, as we were getting a shit ton of snow, wind, rain, and eventually a flash freeze. To which all of the previous did happen. However, there was a lull in the shit ton of weather we were receiving, like the eye of shit ton snow storm-acain, and I was able to escape our home, and venture out into this mild interlude and enjoy my cigar and beverage of choice this week.
So this week I thought i would give a new cigar a try, one that i have not had before it is a CAO MX2. When i bought the cigar I did not have any idea about it at all. It looked cool in its black felt cigar box, had a nice dark color, shape and length. It felt tightly packed so it was going to be worth the 10.99+taxes price and not burn to fast I predicted, and I was right. I really enjoyed this cigar. I thought maybe it might be a strong flavor because of the color but was really happily suprised that it provided a smooth middle of the road flavor.
The cigar store employee couldnt really offer me anything in the way of information about its country of origin. After smoking it, I had a really hard time placing its flavor. It tasted both cuban and dominican, so I took to the internet to see where this fella came from in the world.
So CAO MX2 is a limited production cigar that employs two flavorful wrappers. The outermost leaf is an ultra dark, super oily Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, while the inner wrapper is a fuller-flavored Brazilian Maduro. This double-wrapper combination promotes a rich, flavorful smoke that’s smooth throughout with lingering hints of spice. To mix the pot even more, the folks at CAO use a blend of select long-fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, and the Dominican Republic to complete this complex cigar, packing it full of spicy sweet layers of flavor. ( taken from Cigars International Website)
So that explains why i couldnt place it, it has components from many different cigar producing countries, which gives it an incredible flavor, burn time and smoke. Depending on finances I will be getting a couple more of these for future #cigarSundays. I would recommend this cigar for those who have tried smoking a mild cigar looking to move up the flavor spectrum.
The companion beverage for the CAO was Chivas 12 year old blended scotch. I have been a long time fan of Chivas ever since Mr. Lundy and Daniel Hillard were pounding them in 'Bridges' restaurant in Mrs Doubtfire. See product placement works people.
When trying this new cigar I thought that Chivas would be a good way to go. As a blend scotch it has a fruity mellow flavor that would pair well if the cigar ended up having a harsher flavor. With the CAO landing more in the medium flavor of smoke the Chivas was a great pairing. One that i may have to try again haha.
I did have some company this #cigarSunday with my wife and former sweetheart ( my father-in-law's saying). As much as i do enjoy the quiet of our back deck, even covered in a shit ton of snow, it was nice for us to escape the house for a few minutes and enjoy the mild turn in the weather, have a beverage and think about all the great times we will have in the spring and the fall when our deck and pool are not buried under a shit ton of snow. Even as i write this now on 'Family day Monday' and look out at strong winds, white out conditions and wait for our plow guy to dig us out, I know that as bad as we get this winter, the spring and summer are just around the corner, and there is no place greater in the summer then Nova Scotia.
Until next time, GET YOUR STORM CHIPS READY,